How to Read an Amerigo Serial Number

Locating the Serial Number

On all Amerigo saddles, the serial number is located underneath the left sweat flap, right below the panel.

Seat Size

The first 3 digits of the serial number indicate the seat size of the saddle.

Amerigo seat sizes range from 16.5" to 18.5"; the saddle pictured here has an 18.5" seat.

Flap Length + Width

The 4th digit of the serial number indicates the flap length of the saddle.

Amerigo saddles come in 4 flap lengths:

K=short
N=normal
L=long

XL=extra long

*Note: if the saddle is stamped with an "SW", this indicates a more forward flap position*

Saddle Number

Digits 5-8 of the serial number indicate the saddle's personal ID number. This number is used by the saddler to keep track of each individual saddle.

Date of Manufacture

Digits 9-12 of the serial number indicate the saddle's date of manufacture (MM/YY).

*Note: Amerigo saddles manufactured before 2010 have a 3 digit date of manufacture (MM/Y)*

Saddle Model

The saddle model is indicated by a combination of letters on the flap. Amerigo makes a wide variety of saddle models, each designed to fit a specific equine morphology.

Panel Volume

Amerigo saddles are wool flocked; the flocking volume is customizable depending on the horse's needs. Flocking volume is noted on the stamp on the second line next to the saddle model. The panel volume is indicated by a number 2, 4, or 6.

*Note: a #6 panel is only available on dressage saddles*

Tree Width

The standard tree width for an Amerigo saddle is medium (M). If the saddle is built wider than standard, it will be stamped with a "+" sign, followed by the number of centimetres wider than medium the saddle is. On the contrary, if a saddle is built narrower than standard, it will be stamped with a "-" sign, followed by the number of centimetres narrower than medium the saddle is.

The most common widths are:

-1.5=narrow
+1.5=medium wide
+2.5=wide
+3.5=extra wide


*Note: if the saddle is stamped "LHI", it was built with a longer head iron (ideal for horses with longer withers)*