As the days become warmer and the flies get more persistent it’s important that you offer your horse the best protection. Don’t miss this selection of fly rugs with bellies to say “buzz off” to those pesky flies.

WeatherBeeta Supa-Fly Detach-A-Neck Fly Rug

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This super strong and lightweight rug offers ‘Insect Shield’ technology, which is bonded into the fabric fibres in order to offer odourless insect protection.

RRP: £89.99

Visit: www.naylors.com

Rambo Vamoose Fly Buster

Made with unique patented, durable fabric that is super soft, comfortable whilst offering UV protection. Built to last for many seasons. Made from a durable fabric with Vamoose anti-insect technology, super-sized tail flap, belly and neck protection for the most powerful and long lasting defence against flies.

This fly rug is treated with Vamoose ‘anti-insect’ technology to keep those pesky bugs at bay this summer. The fly rug is made from a unique patented, durable fabric that is super-soft, lightweight and comfortable, while also offering UV protection. It features a supersized tail flap, leg arches, belly protection, V- front closure, shoulder and mane lining, three straight surcingles and a detachable neck cover.

RRP: £144

Visit: www.horseware.com

BR Passion Combo Fly Rug

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This fly rug features a detachable neck cover with three Velcro closures and an extra shaped bottom line for optimum belly protection.

RRP: £55.95

Visit: www.br.nl

Hy Guardian Fly Rug

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Fully protect your horse this summer with this close weave mesh fly rug, designed to give maximum defence against all flying insects. The rug features a cleverly designed neck that fits over the ears to prevent it from slipping down. In addition to this the rug has freedom pleats at the shoulder and anti-rub lining on the mane, tail and shoulder.

RRP: £63.50

Visit: www.hy-equestrian.com

Anti-fly Sheet

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This durable, hard-wearing and non-slip fly sheet features an extra-long tail guard, adjustable front closures and a fixed full neck and ears to give a secure, full fit. It is made from quality knitted anti-rip fabric to protect your horse from flies and insects and is easy to fit, secure and maintain.

RRP: £62.95

Visit: www.hkm-sports.com   

Super Lite Fly Rug

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This fly rug is made from a super lightweight material developed for protection against the sun, heat build-up and flies. It offers incredible strength, durability and superior comfort for the horse. In addition to this it offers UV protection and is complete with a belly flap for extra protection and coverage.

RRP: £82.39

Visit: www.premierequine.co.uk

Combo Fly Rug With Belly

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This rug is made from a tough but soft fabric and has a soft lining at the chest and mane line. Other features include a generous tail flap, detachable leg straps and velcro neck fastenings.

RRP: £49

Visit: www.ruggles-horse-rugs.co.uk

Buzz Off Rain Zebra Fly Rug

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This rug offers protection from flies, while also being waterproof, breathable and sun reflective – ensuring your horse is fly-free and dry while turned out. The rug has an integrated full neck, belly pad and a large tail flap for added protection. The mesh lining also helps circulate the air underneath the rug, preventing overheating.

RRP: £125

Visit: bucas.shptron.com 

Performance Maxi-Flow

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This is an ideal rug for all-round summer protection. The top section provides waterproof cover from light rain showers and shields the horse from harmful UV radiation and sun bleaching, while the lower mesh section keeps the horse cool, dries quickly and blocks biting insects. The rug features a seamless neck cover, which fastens with touch close straps, and a generous belly flap for maximum coverage.

RRP: £76.99           

Visit: www.shiresequestrian.com

Z-itch Sweet Itch Rug

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This close fitting sweet itch rug features a large belly wrap, mask and a generous tail flap. It is made from a soft material that vents sweat and features elastic edges.

RRP: £83.21

Visit: www.z-itch.co.uk

Kensington Fly Sheet

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This breathable, robust and comfortable fly sheet provides excellent protection against insects and the sun. It features cross surcingles, a removable belly band and a detachable tail flap. The rug moulds to the horse’s shape and is designed to avoid rubbing.

RRP: £116

Visit: www.shadowhorse.co.uk

Felix Bühler Sweet Itch Combo

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This highly breathable, durable and UV-resistant fly rug keeps even the smallest of insects away. It has reinforced shoulder gussets, a double front closure and a belly flap with three surcingles.

RRP: £109

Visit: www.kramer.co.uk

Masta Bug Rug

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This rug protects against midges, flies, mud and dirt, and features elasticated edges to offer a further line of defence. The rug has a full belly, chest and tail wrap and elasticated leg straps. Additionally it has a ‘Tanatex’ fly repellent coating, which lasts 50 washes.

RRP: £95

Visit: www.masta.co.uk

Rhinegold Full Neck Fly Rug

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This fly rug is made from a soft, close weave mesh and incorporates an extra wide belly strap to help reduce nuisance from flies and mosquitoes. The rug features an elasticated loop of Velcro at the poll to attach to a turnout headcollar and a double layer of genuine Lycra at the withers to allow for stretch without putting pressure on the horse’s spine. In addition to this the topline and neck cover are lined with cotton towelling to allow sweat absorption, and the rug has an extra large tailguard for greater coverage.

RRP: £34.50

Visit: www.rhinegold.eu

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