Fairfax Performance Bridle

Fairfax Performance Bridle

We are really excited to have been selected as a stockist of this revolutionary new bridle!

We have organised a Fairfax Performance Bridle Fitting Day at Rachel Williams' beautiful yard near Howden. Held on Friday 11th March this will be an exclusive chance to try the bridle out in Rachel's indoor school and to also have the bridle fitted by experts.

Each person will receive an hour slot to have the bridle fitted, as well as having the chance to ride your horse in the bridle. A £50 non-refundable deposit secures your place (please note this will be deducted from the cost of the bridle should you make a purchase).

There are only 10 slots available so book quickly to avoid disappointment.

Please call 01757 638555 to book a slot - Limited availability *Terms & conditions apply.

You can also view Fairfax Saddles on the day but please request any saddles you wish to view prior to the 11th March.

More information about this revolutionary new bridle

Developed by Fairfax, an English company who are quickly becoming renowned for their scientific development of tack. They are continually striving to effectively reduce pressure on horses when ridden and as a result enhances horses performance. Their products are becoming increasingly popular with some of Britain's top riders and their Performance Girth was hailed by Horse and Hound as Team GB’s secret weapon in the London 2012 Olympics. Their product range and success keeps growing.

Their new performance bridle has been developed following 2 years of scientific research on where pressure builds up under a bridle when being ridden and how this affects the horse and its movement.

Using pressure mats the team were able to analyse and evaluate areas of pressure under different designs of headpieces and nosebands. This data was then used to design a bridle that reduces pressure in six of the key zones identified.

Gait analysis was then carried out to establish how reduction in pressure affects the horses movement. It was found that horses wearing the Fairfax Performance Bridle had significantly greater hock flexion, knee flexion and forelimb protraction. Riders reported feeling an improvement in movement and a greater harmony with their horse.

In Shaun Mandry's blog on Horse and Hound he explains how the Fairfax Bridle helped to even out pressure on one side. In his usual bridle the left rein peaked with a higher pressure than the right, however in the Fairfax Bridle the pressure evened out showing only a slight difference.

Watch the Fairfax Performance Bridle Testing Video

This bridle is designed to be fitted to your horse and as such cannot be bought off the shelf. You need to arrange for a fitting by one of our trained members of staff, who will measure up and advise you on the size you need. 

Check out Fairfax's fitting guide

Fairfax Performance Bridle Features:

  • Swarovski decoration on browbands
  • Fixed Headpiece
  • Bridle types: Snaffle or double
  • Noseband choices: Crank or drop
  • Wavy browband designed to follow the contour of the horses head
  • Reduces pressure by up to 84%
  • Reduces force by up to 77%
  • Hand-stitched and made in Walsall, England
  • Quality buckles and metalwork
  • Made using first selection Sedgwick’s bridle leather
  • Fully lined with Prolite® which is proven to disperse pressure
  • UK Patent Application Nos 2517150A, GB15202802.8

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The findings of all the research used to develop the Fairfax Performance Bridle have recently been reported in the Journal of Equine Veterinary Science.    

06 January 2016