Blue Infinite Saddle
Know-how and innovation
at the service of horse riding
Renewing traditions in leather and composite
The history of man and horse is a thousand years old. Modern horseback riding remains strongly stamped by the hallmark of traditions and know-how that are sometimes centuries old.
However, as the discipline opens up to new practices, it also welcomes new technologies and materials, to the delight of riders and their mounts.
In this way, the decision was taken by VOLTAIRE DESIGN in July to stop limiting their innovation work to the pommel alone. The research needed to be extended to the development of a new saddle with a commitment to design, materials and processes. The BLUE INFINITE project was launched.
This project involved working closely with the VOLTAIRE DESIGN teams, owners of traditional saddlery methods and craftsmanship, by providing them with our design, materials and process skills.
The new saddle had to stand out for its performance and lines without breaking with the traditions of the equestrian world. So we worked on the design, modelling and prototyping of a new generation pommel made of composite materials, allowing a 30 % weight saving compared to the old pommels.
We then presented the VOLTAIRE DESIGN teams with three saddle designs that would meet the expectations of their target clientele. After a few adjustments, we were able to create a saddle with modern and sporty lines, incorporating the hallmarks of VOLTAIRE DESIGN, such as their emblematic white seams, while combining curves and resolutely contemporary parts, such as machined aluminium stirrup bars.
The VOLTAIRE DESIGN and OUTERCRAFT agency teams have worked tirelessly over the past few months to be able to present the BLUE INFINITE saddle on time. It was revealed to the public on January 14, under the palm trees of West Palm Beach, Florida, during a presentation attended by more than a hundred equestrian professionals.