A traditional two-flap created especially for the competitive rider who appreciates enhanced comfort and luxury from their competition saddle. Designed using the research and development that went in to our Performance Products to ensure the horse benefits from Fairfax’s fitting features and girthing options.
Developed 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.
With 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. 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.
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.
*This saddle has been discontinued, please call the office to check if we have any remaining stock 0208 308 0500
Following the unprecedented success of the Fairfax Gareth (developed to give WEG team silver medalist Gareth Hughes a closer connection with his horse), the Rebecca has been launched for riders who appreciate a little more style. Added glamorous touches include snake print embellishment on the cantle and stirrup loop, grey welting and stitch lines plus the addition of buttery-soft premium French calf leather.
The Rebecca’s open and balanced seat is precisely formed to align the rider over the horse’s centre of balance, allowing for the most subtle of aids and adjustments. Rider comfort is further enhanced by the surface mounted thigh blocks which support the rider’s position without restricting the knee. Recessed stirrup leathers allow for a closer contact with the horse’s sides, as do removable and adjustable blocks on the underside of the flap.
For the horse, the perfect fit is assured thanks to Fairfax’s unique panel (patent applied for), shaped to allow the horse’s shoulder girdle muscles to move freely without restriction. A changeable gullet system and British wool flocking that can be adjusted by the saddler on site both add to this saddle’s versatility. The panel is lined with Prolite to distribute pressure and provide cushioning and comfort for the horse.
Additionally, the girthing can be tailored to the horse’s requirements with a unique triple-billet system. Three 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.
This saddle was designed and tested using pressure mapping and gait analysis.