Renaissance by Prestige

Renaissance

The well-known brand Prestige Italia has come up with a new brand of amazing and innovative saddles and accessories in a French style. The Renaissance line is a combination of the experience of Prestige Italia and famous French saddlers. Those two things together make an elite product for demanding riders. French taste characterizes Renaissance by Prestige Italia in terms of shape and materials. However, all products are entirely made in Italy.

The name Renaissance reflects on being classic in its method and innovative in its production.

Classic, because it is steeped in the tradition and the artisan experience of French saddles. Which results in a high-end product

Innovation, because it’s inspired by Prestige Italia’s expertise and forward-looking technological approach.

The Renaissance is the historic period in which a revival of classical studies provided new life for cultural development and progress. In this way, Prestige Italia feels like they are the protagonists of a rebirth of French style in riding, thanks to their modern interpretation. King Francis I of Valois inspired this collection. A Pioneer of the Renaissance period in France. Prestige decided to integrate his initials into their Renaissance line logo.

Renaissance

The materials

The materials Prestige uses for the renaissance line are elegant and refined. Each Renaissance saddle exudes a “French soul”, which is why materials used for the creation of the saddle embody delicacy and simplicity. The leather that they use is produced with ancient tannery techniques that are passed down from generation to generation. The fine and exceptionally beautiful leather is made exclusively from free-range calves. It undergoes a slow tanning process, during which leather is placed in a cavity in the ground. In contact with oak tanning. Prestige has chosen the color brown because it symbolizes French tradition

Renaissance Girth

The Renaissance saddles

The saddle tree prestige uses for the renaissance line has a very flat seat, enabling the rider to achieve closer contact with the horse. The material quality is the same as the Prestige Italia saddles. A special blend of synthetic fibers offers numerous advantages compared to a traditional wooden tree. The advantages of the use of the synthetic tree are that the saddle tree remains stable over time because it can’t deform by humidity. It also weighs around 1 kg and does not require metal reinforcements. And the tree is also adjustable. The opening can be widened or narrowed in a special press.  Because of these advantages, is the only company that provides its customers with a lifetime warranty for trees, Except for in case of an accident.

Prestige uses two types of panels for their renaissance line, flocked and latex

Prestige’s artisans hand-stuff the Renaissance flocked panels. They combine a synthetic Dacron fiber flocking with an elastic honeycomb membrane cover and a layer of soft rubber. This offers freedom of movement for the horse, preventing the rider from excessively weighing down the withers of the horse. These panels are versatile because it is possible to re-flock them.

The Latex panels are the perfect solution for those who are looking for a comfortable and high-performance saddle that requires minimum maintenance. The panels are filled with polyurethane, which is a material that does not compress or deteriorate over time. The Renaissance saddles are available both in the integrated Latex panels and non-integrated Latex panels versions.

Prestige Renaissance

Custom options panels

The integrated Latex panels are available as standard (PM), thinner in the back (PF), +1 cm in the back (PT), or +2 cm in the back (PT2 – except for Renaissance M).

The non-integrated Latex panels are also available in the version +1 cm throughout the surface (PTE).

The stuffed panels on the Renaissance saddles are only available in the non-integrated version. And they are available in the following options: Standard (W PM), +1 cm in back (W PT1), +2 cm in back (W PT2) or +1 cm throughout the surface (W PTE). On request, the stuffed panels are also available as shaved in the front (SF) or with half flocking in the back.

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