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1753 Julie Goodnight Cascade Crossover

1753 Julie Goodnight Cascade Crossover


Or Est. 12 payments of $185.00

**Interest is accrued during the promotional periods, but all interest is waived if the purchase balance is paid in full within 12 month. Minimum of $750 cart total.

The Cascade Crossover was designed for optimum comfort, weight, and function in a trail saddle. The adjustable double billet rigging allows the included Endurance Girth to be positioned to suit each individual horse. A plaited night latch is added for rider security, and multiple footman’s loops give maximum flexibility when attaching gear. A pocket on the cantle includes a hoof pick, which also doubles as a flat head screwdriver to tighten Chicago screws on your tack.

The Cascade Crossover’s specially designed Flex2® tree has a high gullet in front and swells on the pommel—but no horn. The deep seat and swells give riders a secure feel in the saddle, while the narrow twist and close contact give exceptional comfort.

“We cut away as much as we could from the saddle, making it one of the closest contact saddles I’ve ever ridden,” says Goodnight. “It’s the closest thing you can get to riding bareback, but still have the comfort and security of a saddle with a tree.”

“Over the years I’ve had many people tell me that the weight of the saddle was their number one concern, so I wanted to design the saddle with those riders in mind,” says Goodnight. “Hucking a heavy saddle up to the back of a big horse is a challenge. With the Crossover, I can do it with one hand!”

Exclusive Cascade Crossover Features
● A “night latch” strap on the pommel to grab when needed
● A hoof pick on back of cantle with leather scabbard
● Fully tricked out with ties, rings, and slots for tying on gear
● Leather billet keepers slide down over girth-buckles to balance the rigging and prevent pinching

“I designed this saddle for trail riders like me who want a lighter weight saddle, exceptional comfort and a high degree of functionality for the trail,” says Goodnight. “I honestly think we’ve hit a home run with this saddle! After a couple of years in design and many prototypes, I’m thrilled to see this saddle come to the market. I’ve had many riders begging for this design, who are eager to see it come out.”

The PEAK Performance™ saddle line is designed and ridden by Julie Goodnight. She is a trainer, clinician, host of the TV show Horse Master with Julie Goodnight, and she’s on the Advisory Board of the Western Dressage Association of America. Drawing from her varied background in English and Western riding and her strong upbringing in classical riding, Goodnight recognizes that regardless of discipline a balanced position for the rider and fit for the horse are fundamental. Goodnight’s saddles provide a correct seat, narrow twist, close contact feel, and absolute comfort for both horse and rider to make them the perfect multi-use performance saddles. Equally suitable for the arena, show ring, or on the trail, the Peak Performance™ saddles are great for trail riding, reining, cow work, and Western Dressage.

With the Flex2® tree technology, it conforms to the horse’s back while providing rider weight distribution and is light weight. Flex2® skirts have a shock absorbing neoprene filler for the horse and rider’s comfort and Impact Foam™ seat with narrow twist and broad pocket for all-day comfort. ErgoBalance™ stirrups and pre-twisted stirrup leathers reduce knee and ankle fatigue while promoting balanced riding. Available in Regular Oil finish, Walnut, or black.

Flex2® saddles are designed to include comfort features for both the horse and rider that work in synergy with the Flex2® tree. Only Circle Y has the exclusive Flex2® tree design which uses a rigid ground seat for rider support, a high density bar which disperses rider weight, and low density bar which is against the horse and provides give for freedom of movement. This results in a lightweight saddle that will never get wider over time, flex in half, or overflex to create pressure points if properly fitted. Give yourself and your horse the lightweight comfort you’ve been craving!

Proper saddle fit is first priority. Use these general guidelines to help you decide which tree fit your horse needs.
Medium: recommended for a horse with a defined wither
Wide: recommended for a horse with a round, or mutton, wither

Need help with Saddle Fit? Fit your horse like a pro with our Saddle Fitting Made Simple guide.

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  • *Endurance girth is included



The 1753 Julie Goodnight Cascade Crossover was designed for optimum comfort, weight, and function in a trail saddle. The adjustable double billet rigging allows the included girth to be positioned to suit each individual horse. A plaited night latch is added for rider security, and multiple footman’s loops give maximum flexibility when attaching gear. A pocket on the cantle includes a hoof pick, which also doubles as a flat head screwdriver to tighten Chicago screws on your tack.

Seat Sizes: 15″, 16″, 17″
Silver: Silver on silver with rings
Tooling: Shell Border
Rigging: Adjustable Double Billet
Tree: Flex2® PP Endurance Regular and Wide
Skirt: 11″ D x 24″ L
Swell: 11” Cantle: 3 ½”
Weight: 23 lbs.

Additional information

Tree Type

Flex2 PP Endurance Regular and Wide

Swell Width




Cantle Height

3 1/2"


23 pounds

Seat Material

Black Grainout

Seat Size

15", 16", 17"


11" D x 24" L


Shell Border


Adjustable double billet




Stainless steel


Walnut, Regular Oil, Black

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