Fairfax bridles are available from your local bridle fitting stockists, or online here
Fairfax bridles are available from your local bridle fitting stockists, or online here

Complete Fairfax Snaffle Bridle with Flash Noseband

From £400.00
PLEASE NOTE: Allow up to 21 days for dispatch. Please ensure you have read the bridle returns policy before fitting your bridle.

Developed, designed and handmade in the UK. The first bridle to be based on scientific research and proven to:

  • Reduce pressure by up to 84%
  • Reduce force by up to 77%
  • Allows greater forelimb extension
  • Increase knee & hock flexion

Based on two years of scientific research, this bridle significantly relieves peak pressure in the six key pressure zones around the head, articultaing and moving in harmony with the horse's head during the stride.

Our flash noseband is padded to relieve pressure on the nasal bone and also lift the noseband clear of sensitive areas either side. Articulation rings help the noseband move in harmony with the horse’s head. The Fairfax Flash strap is an integral part of the cavesson which presents it 'dragging' on the bottom edge of the noseband and causing pressure here. Please note: because of the design the flash strap is not removable.

The default sizes of the component parts are as follows:

16" browband, 21" throatlash, 9" cheek pieces, 12" chin strap with 4" pad, 18" jowl (crank) strap

16" browband, 22" throatlash, 10" cheek pieces, 13" chin strap with 4" pad, 20" jowl (crank) strap

If you require anything more bespoke, you can buy each component separately

Patent: GB Patent 2540305B, 2517150B & 2544761B

Design Details
  • Unique design based on scientific research
  • Pearl or crystal decoration options on browbands
  • Hand-stitched and made in Walsall, England
  • Quality buckles and metalwork
  • Made using the finest English bridle leather
  • Fully lined with Prolite® which is proven to disperse pressure
  • Carefully thought-out features reduce pressure in six key zones
  • Articulation rings on the noseband improve stability on the horse’s head, allowing it to move with the horse, without causing restriction
  • Improved bridle stability enhances the horse’s comfort
  • Symmetrical design with buckles both sides
  • Browband and noseband are interchangeable with others from the Fairfax range
  • Approved for use in FEI competitions including all three eventing phases 
  • Double headpiece can also be used as a snaffle
Use and Care

1. Get the benefits

The Fairfax Performance Bridle has been designed specifically to improve your horse’s way of going and your horse may need time to rebalance during acclimatisation. To get the maximum benefits from your bridle use it continuously (ie not just for competition), as regular use has a cumulative benefit.

2. Cleaning

  • LeathergelImmediately after use wipe all traces of sweat off the leather using warm water
  • If the leather has become wet, dry thoroughly
  • Apply leather feed to both the under and upper surfaces using a clean, soft cloth
    We recommend Rapide Leathergel (supplied with the bridle) for regular cleaning and feeding of the Performance Bridle

3. Important

  • Do NOT use any glycerine-based products (such as saddle soap) or oil-based treatments (such as neatsfoot oil). These will adversely affect the finish of the leather
  • Never use wet tack
FEI Approved

The bridle and the various nosebands are FEI 'legal' for competition use, including all 3 phases of eventing.

Bridle Fitting Guide

Vanessa Fairfax, designer of the Fairfax Performance Bridle explains how to correctly fit and adjust the Fairfax Performance Bridle.

Bridle Testing & Design

A research team spent two years investigating and testing traditional bridle designs to identify the exact location of high-pressure zones and demonstrate the performance improvements when bridle pressure is removed.