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Fairfax Saddles

Fairfax competition saddles are designed by professionals for professionals.
The team behind these saddles combines a mixture of international riding expertise, saddle-fitting acumen and technical design knowledge, with two decades of English saddle-making experience.

The Fairfax monoflap dressage saddle offers the rider superior stability and extreme close contact, whilst allowing the horse vital freedom of movement.
A changeable gullet is one of many adjustable features that enable the professional saddle-fitter to achieve a bespoke fit for each horse's individual conformation.

The Fairfax Competition Collection - a range of saddles created purely for performance.

Gareth Monoflap Dressage

Fairfax Jump SaddleDeveloped with 2014 WEG team silver medalist Gareth Hughes to enable the rider to feel a closer connection with their horse

The seat is precisely formed to align the rider more forwards and ‘in’over the horse’s centre of balance, so allowing the horse to move more freely behind. The surface mounted thigh blocks are specifically designed to give the rider greatly enhanced support without restricting their position.

Seat Sizes: 17", 17.5", 18"

Available in 7 changeable gullet widths from N/M to XW/XXW

Colours: Black

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Jump Saddle

Fairfax Jump SaddleFollowing on from the success of the Fairfax Performance girth (which was kept secret to give a competitive advantage to Team GBR), Vanessa has been focusing on creating a showjumping saddle which improves the horse’s performance.
The new Fairfax Jump saddle was developed and tested using the same pressure mapping and gait analysis technology. It incorporates a patented new panel design, which allows the horse’s shoulder greater freedom of movement and so enables greater knee flexion. A trial involving eight international riders and a gait analysis high-speed camera proved that this saddle enables the horse to be neater in front.
Full details of the testing will be posted shortly.
Vanessa Fairfax, director of Fairfax Saddles Ltd commented, “We are delighted to be involved with the Youth Teams, as they have such a focused approach to their training and the development of their performance. This fits very well with principles behind the development of our saddles”.
She also said of Fairfax's sponsorship of the JA Winter Classic Championship,
"It's great for Fairfax saddles to be associated with such a prestigious series in the Pony Calendar, and further extends our close association with the performance riders of the future. On a personal note, I have fond memories of this championship as I won it way back in 1987 - jumping and saddle design has come a long way since then!"

Sizes:
Standard: 17" and 17.5"

Available in 7 changeable gullet widths from N/M to XW/XXW, using our R-Bar gullet bar

Colours: Black or Havanna

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Monoflap XC

Monoflap XCOur new XC saddle features our advanced split-panel design. The purpose is to separate the weight-bearing part under the rider’s seat from the part under the rider’s knee, which lies over the shoulder, therefore giving the shoulder independence of movement.
A freer shoulder allows the horse to move more naturally and flex both shoulder and knee joints freely. This makes it neater in front giving at least 5cm more fence clearance.

Seat Sizes: 17”,17½”
Colours: Black or Havanna


Available in 7 changeable gullet widths from N/M to XW/XXW, using our R-Bar gullet bar

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Monoflap Dressage Saddle
Patent: GB1310562.2

Monoflap Dressage SaddleWith an elegant monoflap design complemented by the softest calfskins and quality English butt leather, the Fairfax monoflap dressage promotes an exceptionally close relationship between horse and rider. Intensive scientific testing has proven that the unique and patented two-part panel design allows the horse to move with greatly improved limb extension, joint flexion and gait symmetry.
Intensive scientific testing has proven that the unique and patented two-part panel design allows the horse to move with greatly improved limb extension, joint flexion and gait symmetry. The upper part of the panel bears the rider's weight and the lower part under the rider's knee is separated to de-restrict the shoulder girdle muscles and allow the horse's general range of movement to be significantly increased.
The perfect fit is assured with a purpose-designed dressage tree, adjustable through six width options in half-width fitting increments. Created from high-grade polymer, the tree is at once durable and lightweight. Well-balanced panels with a broad bearing surface ensure an even distribution of weight across the horse's back, while his comfort is further enhanced with 100% British wool flocking that can be adjusted quickly and easily to maximise panel contact. Additionally, the girthing can be tailored to the horse's requirements with a unique triple-billet system. Girthing options both on and off the point can be used in combination with a slimline, self-levelling balance strap to optimise saddle stability without impeding his natural movement.
For the rider, an open, balanced seat allows for the most subtle of aids and adjustments. Surface-mounted thigh rolls are contoured to offer support without restriction of the knees, while stirrup leathers are recessed for closer contact with the horse's sides. A winning combination of quality and high performance – hand-crafted in Walsall, England, by highly-skilled Master Saddlers.

Seat Sizes: 17”, 17½”, 18”
Colours: Black or Havanna
Available in 7 changeable gullet widths from N/M to XW/XXW

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Standard Flap Dressage Saddle

Fairfax Standard Flap Dressage SaddleThe standard flap design features a moveable thigh block, which can be repositioned to suit the rider. The horse's movement is enhanced by cut-away styling at the front of the saddle, which provides plenty of freedom for the horse's shoulders and enables suppleness and elasticity at all paces.
The perfect fit is assured with a purpose-designed dressage tree, adjustable through six width options in half-width fitting increments. Created from high-grade polymer, the tree is at once durable and lightweight. Well-balanced panels with a broad bearing surface ensure an even distribution of weight across the horse's back, while his comfort is further enhanced with 100% British wool flocking that can be adjusted quickly and easily to maximise panel contact. Additionally, the girthing can be tailored to the horse's requirements with a unique triple-billet system. Girthing options both on and off the point can be used in combination with a slimline, self-levelling balance strap to optimise saddle stability without impeding his natural movement.
For the rider, an open, balanced seat allows for the most subtle of aids and adjustments. The countroured flap design moulds around the adjustable knee block to offer support without restriction of the knees, while stirrup leathers are recessed for closer contact with the horse's sides. A winning combination of quality and high performance – hand-crafted in Walsall, England, by highly-skilled Master Saddlers.

Seat Sizes: 17”,17½”, 18”
Colours: Black or Chocolate
Available in 7 changeable gullet widths from N/M to XW/XXW

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