The aim of everything we design is to improve horse & rider performance by enhanced freedom of movement, position and communication.
What makes Fairfax Saddles unique is that the benefits of our designs are thoroughly researched, independently tested and scientifically proven
- The research teams consist of credible scientists
- They use validated measuring systems that remove any doubt about the results (see testing method)
- The data is analysed and interpreted independently, without bias. Fairfax is not involved
- The studies are deemed ’sufficiently powered’. This means the sample size of horses and riders is adequate to produce conclusive results
- Vets and scientists write scientific papers confirming the results which are closely examined by other experts to ensure the research stands up to scrutiny. These are then published in scientific journals (this is not the same as being published in a magazine - see scientifically proven)
- Our research is regularly selected for presentation at the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) Congress and the International Conference on Equine Exercise Physiology. This world-wide recognition demonstrates the research is scientifically credible and valid
- Fairfax's continued research and innovation has seen the company recognised with the Queen's Award for Innovation in 2018
Our game-changing designs are protected by patents. A patent is granted by the Government to protect new and innovative products. It stops others copying the design or making or selling the invention as their own idea. It gives the inventor the right to take legal action against those who infringe the patent.
Fairfax Performance Dressage Panel
GB Patent 2515079B
Fairfax Performance Jump Panel
GB Patent 2505962B
Fairfax Performance Girth
GB Patent 2488030
Fairfax Performance Bridle
GB Patent: GB 2517150B & 2540305B
Fairfax Girth Testing & Design
"Watching a young show jumper being lunged over a fence I noticed that once tacked up, he moved completely differently. I was pretty sure the issue wasn’t the saddle, so I decided to pay some attention to the girth. There’s plenty of data about saddle fitting but no one has scientifically examined the impact of the girth. Until now.”
Fairfax Bridle Testing & Design
Our product designer spent two years investigating and testing many traditional bridle designs to prove exactly where the common pressure peaks are and how this pressure affects the horse in motion. Her intention was then to design a new bridle which eliminated these areas of pressure.