Added to the NSC range in 2019, the Tempo is an updated take on the much loved Aotearoa Standard Seat.


Bringing you a shorter flap length to better suit our NZ riders, and a moveable knee block to allow you to customise your position in the saddle.


Still with a traditional deeper seat, with contoured latex and a medium-wide comfort twist to provide you with superior comfort, this saddle is great for dressage competitions and yet comfortable enough to hack out in!

NSC Aotearoa Tempo Dressage


  • 17", 17.5", 18"

  • M, MW, W

  • Black or Brown

  • Adjustable blocks

  • Leather: English Mellow as standard or upgrade to Buffalo or Italian Calf

  • Wooden laminated spring tree

  • Wool flocked panels

  • MAKE IT YOUR OWN – Individual customisations available for piping, keepers and cantles – POA

  • Contact your local NSC fitter/stockist to arrange a trial


The Tempo is designed for horses with very high to medium withers, long withers and medium curve through to a very angular (" A " framed) back.


Generous panels with a drop panel shape to support those that need more support through the front of the saddle, it is one of the few saddles designed specifically for the high withered NZ horse with a long drop onto the ribshelf.

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