The Fairfax Performance Girth

Patent No: GB 2488030 B / Design reg: 001839028

Developed, designed and handmade in the UK

The first girth to be based on scientific research and proven to improve the horse’s performance by:

  • Dramatically reducing pressure (up to 82%)
  • Significantly increasing range of movement (up to 33% in forelimb protraction compared to the horse’s normal girth)
  • Eliminating gait asymmetry

Team GBR LogoThe Performance Girth is the only girth to have been tested with and developed in conjunction with the BEF World Class Programme.

Team officials were so impressed by the girth they asked us to keep it a secret and delay its launch until after the London Olympics because they thought it would give Team GBR an added advantage.

It is also the only girth to be tested using pressure mapping (by Pliance) and gait analysis (by Centuar Biomechanics).

Read more about our scientific testing protocol here

The Veterinary Journal published a scientific paper about the test results.

Read more about how papers are reviewed and why publication in a scientific journal is so important here

Find out how to fit your Performance Girth here

Horse and Hound Cover"Team GBR's Secret Weapon"

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Short girth for use with dressage saddles

Short girth for use with dressage saddles on horses with a narrower ribcage. Find out how to measure here

Short girth with ring and buckle for training aid or martingale.
Use with dressage or monoflap saddles

Short girth with ring and buckle for training aid or martingale. 
Use with dressage or monoflap saddles on horses with a narrower ribcage. Find out how to measure here

Long length with ring and buckle for martingale or breastplate.
Use with GP or jump saddles with standard flap construction

Long length with ring and buckle for martingale or breastplate.
Use with GP or jump saddles with standard flap construction on horses with a narrower ribcage. Find out how to measure here

Short girth with ring and buckle for training aid or martingale. 
Use for showjumping or cross country with monoflap saddles

Standard length with ring and buckle for training aid or martingale. Use for cross country or showjumping with saddles with standard flap design