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Colour: Black, Havana
Leather / Trim: Full grain English hide & butt leather
Panel: Traditional wool flocked
Seat Sizes: 17", 17½", 18"
Changeable Gullet: N/M to XW/XXW
Gullet Bar Type: R-Bar

The same comfort and luxury as the Classic GP but straighter-cut flaps make this the perfect choice for the rider who also likes to do a little flatwork or dressage.

  • A longer, straighter-cut flap than the Classic GP means that the rider can comfortably drop their stirrups to a longer leg position, more suitable for dressage and schooling
  • The stitched-on knee roll is slightly longer and straighter than the Classic GP
  • Deep cushioning over the knee rolls ensures the support is softer and more accommodating for a variety of leg lengths - particularly useful for those who intend to ride with different stirrup lengths (i.e. hacking or dressage)
  • Two rows of ghost stitching on the knee pad allow it to contour easily around the block, allowing the leg to rest in the most comfortable and effective position
  • Super-soft full grain hide on the seat and knee pad
  • The Classic GPD does not have a calf block

See Design Details and Girthing Options below for more information

Design Details
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Scientifically researched
All Fairfax saddles are designed using the scientific research and development that goes into our Performance and World Class ranges. Every saddle benefits from our pressure-relieving design experience – so the horse benefits too!

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

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

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Changeable Gullet Bars
All saddles feature a changeable gullet bar (either S-Bar or R-Bar) which allows the saddle fitter to choose the width fitting that best suits the profile of the horse’s withers. The bars can be changed quickly and easily as the horse develops or changes shape.

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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.

Girthing Options

Fairfax Classic GPs have three billets (straps), with the third one being moveable.

Classic GP Girthing

The saddle fitter will begin with the neutral position – 2nd and 3rd billets

If the saddle moves forward, they will try the 1st (point strap) and 3rd billets

Classic GP Girthing

If the back of the saddle lifts, the saddle fitter will move the 3rd billet onto the floating balance position and use the 2nd and 4th positions

For increased stability (on a very round horse for eg) the saddle fitter may use the 1st (point strap) and 4th position

DO NOT GIRTH USING THE 1st and 2nd BILLETS TOGETHER - this will cause saddle instability

Care & Use

LeathergelThe correct care of your Fairfax saddle is essential. Follow these instructions to ensure years of happy service from your purchase

  • If you have purchased your saddle new, it will come with a tube of Rapide Leathergel. Apply a generous coat of Rapide before first use, using a soft cloth or sheepskin mitt.
  • Any dirt etc should be removed with a damp cloth after use.
  • Then re-apply Leathergel at least once a week to dry, clean leather. Apply to all surfaces.
  • Never use wet tack.
  • Do NOT use any products containing alcohol (such as spray soap), glycerine (eg saddle soap) or oil (including neatsfoot) on this saddle. Any colour loss or damage to the leather caused by these products will not be covered by the saddle’s guarantee.
  • If your saddle gets wet (in the rain or on the XC course for eg) allow the leather to dry naturally. Do not use external heat sources.
  • Check regularly that all four gullet bolts and the two panel screws remain tight.
  • Rapide Leathergel is readily available online. This is the only product we recommend for the care and maintenance of your Fairfax saddle.

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