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This product can only be purchased via our network of independent & qualified saddle fitters and stockists

Monoflap Dressage


Discipline: Dressage
Range: Classic

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

For the rider seeking a monoflap design and a professional close-contact feel but who finds bigger blocks restrictive or uncomfortable.

  • The surface-mounted thigh block is sized so as not to interfere with the rider's seat or balance but, instead, to enhance stability and position
  • A good option for the rider who find the large surface-mounted thigh block of the Performance dressage saddles too restrictive
  • The forward seat encourages the rider to sit up through the core in a true dressage seat
  • Multiple girthing options - unique to a dressage monoflap - will help achieve optimum stability on all conformations
  • Super-soft full-grain hide on the seat and knee pad

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

This saddle has unique girthing options to achieve stability on even the most difficult conformations.

Classic Monoflap Dressage Girthing

Begin in the neutral position using the second and third billet. If the saddle shifts forward when the horse is ridden, switch to the first and third billet.

Classic Monoflap Dressage Girthing

If the saddle is still moving forwards, pull the first billet out of the sleeve in the flap and slide it through the slots at the top and bottom of the leg of the panel.

Never, under any circumstances, use the first and second billets as this will unbalance the saddle.

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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