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Mattes Custom Long Athletico Slimline Leather Sheepskin Girth

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“The quality of Mattes girths is consistently outstanding, exceeding my expectations every time.”

– Alissa S. Mattes Sheepskin Girth Customer

The Mattes Athletico Leather Girth is a perfect fit for Athletic, strong or wedge shaped horses. The special shape of the belt prevents in almost all cases, any saddle slippage that may result in the girth sliding backwards.

The Mattes Athletico Leather Sheepskin Girth is shaped to fit, athletic and wedge shaped horses as well as those suffering from saddle slippage. The girth has been carefully shaped to prevent saddle slippage where the girth slides backwards. Spreader inserts help to distribute pressure and are covered with leather padding which is 2 cm slimmer than its cotton quilted counterpart.

The long Athletico leather girth is cushioned with 100% Merino Lambskin and soft edge trim, ensuring a snug but comfortable fit for your horse. Mattes deliver unrivalled workmanship on all their products and in our view, there’s truly nothing that can surpass the exceptional quality and fit of Mattes girths. Click the “Design Yours” button below to make your girth a reality.

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  • Size: 100cm - 160cm (5cm Increments)
  • Black, Brown or Champagne Leather Base
  • Top Quality Sheepskin, fully removable
  • Designed with your horses shape in mind
  • Hundreds of fantastic Colour Combinations
  • Available Options: Complete Girth or Replacement Sheepskin Only
  • Please see below tabs for important information about ordering this item
Design Yours

Size Guide

How to Measure your girth


  • Firstly, your horse should be measured after work, this is to ensure that you get the correct measurement and not one distorted by your horse puffing out against the girth buckling.
  • Always measure your girth length on a saddled and girthed horse, both sides of the girth must be buckled evenly.
  • Using a soft tape measure, measure from the middle hole on one side, to the same point on the other side, if it is between lengths, always round it up to the next length.
    Example

    Measurement: 133cm

    Girth Length: 135cm

  • Make sure that if your horse is touchy around the mid section, that you secure the assistance of someone to help you.
1. Anatomic, 2. Asymmetric, 3. Crescent, 4. Athletico
Mattes Long Girth Measurements
A-B
100cm, 105cm, 110cm, 115cm, 120cm, 125cm, 130cm, 135cm, 140cm, 145cm, 150cm, 155cm, 160cm
NB: Quoted sizes may vary by +/- 2 cm.

Which Girth Style do you need?

Anatomic Girth

This Girth shape suits horses with good confirmation where the girth sits far enough away from the horses elbow. The Girth is slightly cut back at the front and back in the elbow area. (strap is rotatable).

Horse shape for Anatomic Girth
Horse Shape for Anatomic Girth
Anatomic Girth Style
Anatomic Girth Shape

Asymmetric Girth

This Girth shape suits close coupled horses with less pronounced rib cages, where there is less distance from where the girth wants to sit and the elbows. This girth is severely cut back in front of the elbow area to compensate for this.

Horse shape for Asymmetric Girth
Horse Shape for Asymmetric Girth
Asymmetric Girth Style
Asymmetric Girth Shape

Crescent Girth

This Girth shape suits round horses with short backs and wide ribs or a narrow chest. The special shape of the girth absorbs the rib curvature so that it cannot slip forward.

Horse shape for Crescent Girth
Horse Shape for Crescent Girth
Crescent Girth Style
Crescent Girth Shape

Athletico Girth

This Girth shape suits horses with athletic, strong wedge shaped physique. The special shape of the girth prevents in almost all cases, any saddle slippage that may result in the girth sliding backwards.

Horse shape for Athletico Girth
Horse Shape for Athletico Girth
Athletico Girth Style
Athletico Girth Shape

Correct Girth Fitting

A Correctly fitted Girth will ensure the maximum comfort for your horse in both ensuring there is clearance through the elbow and ensuring your saddle stays in place. You should ensure enough clearance that the buckles do not catch on your horses elbow, additionally that the Mattes Girth Style you choose suits your horses conformation.

Correct Fitting
Mattes Correct Girth Fit
Incorrect Fitting
Mattes Incorrect Girth Fit

Delivery & Returns

This product is: Custom

Delivery Timescales

We take great pride in offering Custom products that are tailored to your specific design and requirements. To ensure your item is of the highest quality and meets our exacting standards, it is created from scratch by our skilled manufacturers. This process does take time and as such, there is a production timescale of approximately four to six weeks. We strive to provide accurate delivery timescales, but please note they may vary, especially during busy periods such as the holiday season. Rest assured we will do everything in our power to ensure your order arrives as promptly as possible whilst maintaining the highest levels of quality.

Returns/Exchanges

With our 100% satisfaction guarantee on all products, you can have complete faith in our unwavering confidence in the quality and craftsmanship of whatever you order from us. If you find your order does not meet your needs you can exchange it within 14 days (terms and conditions apply)

In addition, our two-year warranty ensures you are making a wise and secure investment. Choose excellence and join the ranks of satisfied customers, making us the go-to source for top-notch equestrian gear.

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Description

The Mattes Athletico Leather girth has been carefully designed to ensure maximum comfort for your horse.

Mattes Athletico Leather girths are made from a strong premium leather padding which covers specially designed plastic plates that spreads any pressure through the whole of the girth. All Mattes horse girths are encased in extremely dense 100% merino lambskin wool that not only cushions against the horse, but can hold up to eight times it’s weight of water, ensuring that the girth won’t rub or chafe your horse.

The Mattes Athletico Leather girth has been specifically designed to fit athletic, strong, wedge shaped and tricky to fit horses. The girth is slightly thinner than it’s cotton quilt counterpart and the special shape of the belt prevents saddle slippage in almost every case, that results in the girth sliding backwards.

All Mattes girths are 100% customisable enabling you to choose the colour leather (Brown, Black, or Champagne) as well as the colour of the sheepskin.

The sheepskin cover can be removed for ease of cleaning, using Mattes special MELP soap with is included free with every purchase. You are also able to purchase just the athletico girth cover separately from the base from Β£148.99.

If you would like to discuss the correct shape of girth for your horse, please don’t hesitate to contact us by phone or email.