Snaffle bridle headpiece with Fairfax Grackle noseband.

Available fitted with Plain or Swarovski Browband.

Fairfax bridle components are interchanageable throught the Fairfax bridle range, making these bridles exceptionally good for horses with specific needs as well as accomodating horses who require a comfortable well fitting bridle.

Please Note: The Fine Bridles tend to fit smaller horses - The Standard Bridles tend to fit Small to Medium sized horses - The Large Bridles tend to fit Medium to Large size horses.


The Brow bands - are sized Standard and Extra Large - These Browbands are universal fitting, but as a general rule the Standard Browband sizes fit the Fine and Standard Bridles and the Extra Large Browbands fit the Standard and Large Bridles - The width and thickness of the Browbands are identical not matter the size - Only the length changes, Standard Browbands are 16" and Extra Large 17" in length.

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
  • Increases knee & hock flexion
  • 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


The Performance Bridle is the only bridle to have been designed and developed using pressure mapping (by Pliance) and gait analysis (by Centuar Biomechanics).

The testing and research into different bridle designs identified six key areas of peak pressure, common to most bridles. Further scientific study proves that the reduction in bridle pressure afforded by the Fairfax Performance Bridle significantly improves range of movement, extension and flexion in competition horses.

In addition to reducing pressure, the Fairfax Performance Bridle enhances the horse’s comfort by improving stability.

The double headpiece can also be used as a snaffle.

These bridles are made using first selection Sedgwick’s bridle leather and are fully lined with Prolite® which is proven to disperse pressure.

These bridles have 2 choices of Plain browband or with 21 choices of Swarovski decoration browband.

Fairfax Performance bridles are available in Black and Brown, Fine, Standard and Large.


  • UK & IRELAND ONLINE PRICE MATCH PROMISE - Keep Irish money in Ireland - Saddles Ireland is fully supporting the Irish recovery - "IF" and it's a big "IF" you can find a UK online price better than Saddles Ireland let us know and we will match it.

    Faifax Bridles and components are shipped usually within 4 weeks of receiving your order......All Fairfax bridles are made to order.

    We urge caution when buying new Fairfax bridles online - You should only buy a Fairfax bridle online if you know the saddle is definitely the one you want.

    If you have doubt please contact us to arrange a Fairfax Bridal Fitting Consultation.


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