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Eco Gold

Thirty years ago, we embarked on a mission to modernize the saddle pad and improve your horses’ safety, comfort and performance. Ecogold has continued to be at the forefront of innovation.
Ecogold was founded by John Da Silva, a textile engineer trained in Europe. He worked in high-tech fabrics since the early 1960s and is credited for developing the now popular cross-country saddle pad shape, which reduced the surface covered by a pad to allow eventing horses to stay cooler.


Now run by John’s daughter, Patricia Da Silva, Ecogold continues to be committed to putting the horse’s welfare first – always – and creating innovative, new saddle pad designs with ethical and sustainable measures top of mind. The Flip Half Pad Matte – which debuted in 2020 – is the first saddle pad of its kind to be vegan and ethically produced.


The Ecogold factory is based in the Côte-des-Neiges district of Montreal, one of the most culturally diverse neighborhoods in Canada. We are a proud part of this diversity, and draw inspiration from collective differences, and in turn unleash this inspiration into our ethos. Montreal has a rich history of textile and garment manufacturing, dating back to the late 1800s, and we are committed to carrying on that legacy today.


Ecogold stands behind every one of our saddle pads, which are designed to put the comfort of your horse first. Every purchase comes with a 30-day happiness guarantee – put our products to the test and try them risk free. Find out why Olympians like Boyd Martin, Mclain Ward, Jacqueline Brooks and Jessica Phoenix rely on our pads for every ride.