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Fairfax Original Monoflap Dressage Saddle

Patent: GB2515079

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 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.

Range Original
Colour Black
Seat Sizes 17", 17½", 18"
Changeable Gullet N/M to XW/XXW

Hand made in Walsall by highly skilled Master Saddlers, using selected Italian calf skins and top grade English butt leather

Velcro closure along the length of the panel and two flocking slots enable the flocking to be quickly and easily adjusted.

Six changeable gullet bar width options, in half width fitting increments, allow the selection of the exact width for the horse's profile.

Triple billet system provides girthing options both on and off the point to be used with the slimline self-levelling balance strap.

The mono flap design in combination with the surface mounted thigh rolls provide both closeness and support.

100% British wool flocking provides superior softness and comfort for the horse

  • If you have purchased your saddle new, it will come with a tube of Rapide Leathergel. Apply a generous coat of Rapide before first use, using a soft cloth or sheepskin mitt.
  • Any dirt etc should be removed with a damp cloth after use.
  • Then re-apply Leathergel at least once a week to dry, clean leather.
  • Never use wet tack.
  • Do NOT use any products containing alcohol (such as spray soap), glycerine (eg saddle soap) or oil (including neatsfoot) on this saddle. Any colour loss or damage to the leather caused by these products will not be covered by the saddle’s guarantee.
  • If your saddle gets wet (in the rain or on the XC course for eg) allow the leather to dry naturally (do not use external heat sources).
  • Check regularly that all four gullet bolts and the two panel screws remain tight.
  • Rapide Leathergel is readily available online. This is the only product we recommend for the care and maintenance of your Fairfax saddle.

  • SimaTree saddle tree (conformsto BS7875) is guaranteed for five years.
  • Materials & workmanship are guaranteed for 12 months (subject to fair wear and tear.)
  • As part of your regular saddle maintenance, check that all four bolts on the gullet bar & the two bolts on the panel remain tight.
  • Repairs & alterations should only be carried out by authorised stockists only.
  • Faliure to follow the care instructions above will invalidate this guarantee
  • Register your guarantee at fairfaxsaddles.com

British Dressage Sponsor"We are delighted to be able to contribute to the sport and be involved with competitors, who can truly benefit from the performance gains provided by our girths and saddles" Vanessa Fairfax from Fairfax.

The Prix St Georges Championship is the largest class at the national dressage championships with 36 starters and dominates the first day of these championships in the main arena in front of the grandstands.

Prior to the championships there are approx 230 qualifiers across the country including all the high profile premier league shows between December - June. These are followed by the 7 regional championships where places at the final are competed for. At BD we have seen a steady increase in the numbers competing at PSG and with correctly trained horses this level is now more accessible than ever to the serious amateur as well as the professional rider.

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