Fairfax Harry Meade Monoflap XC

Developed with European Silver medallist Harry Meade to give a really close contact feeling between horse and rider. The specially-designed slimline foam panel has undergone extensive development and rigorous testing using Pliance pressure mapping and gait analysis. Scientific trials show that the pressure readings are comparable to a well-fitting flocked saddle and the horse is able to move and jump as freely as it would in a traditional saddle with wool flocking.

The Harry Meade Monoflap XC benefits from the following design details:

  • The unique design and placement of the billets on this monoflap allows your saddle fitter four girthing options to fine tune the fit to your horse’s shape and movement (see Girthing Options below)
  • Two choices of changeable gullet bar to allow for fluctuations in the horse’s shape throughout the season or following time off.
  • Broad channel for spine clearance, especially at the area around T10-13 which Fairfax research has shown to play a key role in the horse’s movement. We have already had a scientific paper published on the effect of saddle pressure in this area on dressage horses.
  • Deep, contoured foam under the tree points to give support and stability at the sides of the wither area.
  • Smaller thigh and calf block and a more open seat than the Andrew Hoy XC saddle, which provides the rider with a feeling of more ‘space’ in the saddle.
  • Covered with luxurious full-grain leather.
  • Made in Walsall, England by highly skilled Master Saddlers.

This saddle was designed and tested using pressure mapping and gait analysis.

Range Performance
Colour Brown with tan welting, Black with grey welting
Seat Sizes 17", 17½"
Changeable Gullet N/M or M
Gullet Bar Type R-Bar

Performance Panel

Patent: GB2515079. The weight-bearing part of the panel under the rider’s seat is separated from the part under the rider’s knee which lies over the horse’s shoulder, allowing the shoulder independence of movement. Scientific testing shows that this affords the horse improved limb extension, joint flexion and gait symmetry.

Changeable Gullet Bars

Seven changeable gullet bar width options, in half width fitting increments, allow the selection of the exact width for the horse's profile. The saddle fitter can choose between seven width fittings to best suit the profile of the horse’s withers. The gullet bars can be changed quickly and easily as the horse develops or changes shape after time off.

Prolite®-lined panel

The wool panels are lined with a layer of Prolite® for proven pressure distribution, while still allowing for traditional re-flocking on site.

British Wool Flocking

British wool provides superior softness and comfort for the horse. Each saddle has two flocking slots which make it easy for your saddle fitter to make quick fitting adjustments on site.

Handmade in England

All our saddles are handmade in Walsall by highly skilled Master Saddlers.

 

NB: the Harry Meade XC Monoflap should be fitted with narrow/medium or medium R-Bar only.

Harry Meade XC Neutral

The neutral position is with both billets under the flap

Harry Meade XC Forward

If the saddle slips forward as the horse moves, use the forward girthing option

Harry Meade XC Back

Select the back slots if the saddle moves backwards.

If more stability is required, use the forward bottom slot and the back top slot.

  • Apply the Rapide Leathergel supplied with this saddle before first use. Re-apply Leathergel at least once a week to dry leather. Never use wet tack.
  • Do NOT use spray soap, glycerine saddle soap or neatsfoot oil on this saddle.
  • Always allow leather to dry naturally (do not use external heat sources).
  • Check regularly that all four gullet bolts and two panel screws remain tight.

  • 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

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