Established in the early 1980’s Wintec created the first ever synthetic race saddle, the main objective was to make race saddles lighter than any leather saddle. The synthetic saddles were also much easier to clean than the traditional leather saddles, some jockeys even taking them into the showers with themselves! In 1986 after the huge success of the jockey saddle Wintec set to work in creating saddles for the English leisure riding market, initially these saddles were brightly coloured which was a first in the traditional market. In 1988 Wintec further developed the range leading to superior quality materials, including Equi-suede which was a much comfier material to ride in. Wintec still to this day is the leading supplier of synthetic saddles, their range also includes stirrup leathers and other saddlery catering for a variety of disciplines. Available from Ride-Away.