6 Top Fly Sprays for Horses Under £20

6 top fly sprays image of palomino horse with fly veil on in a field.

In this feature, we concentrate on fly sprays for horses that are available for under £20*.

Whoever said, ‘if you own a horse, you must be rich,’ needs to be told otherwise. It’s more so the case that we are all entirely skint; why? because we spend all of our money on our horses. When looking for horse sprays, we like to shop around to consider new products, different ingredients, and of course, the cost, as unsurprisingly, they aren’t cheap!

Over recent years, the ingredients of fly sprays have come under increased scrutiny, not only by horse health professionals but by horse owners too. Subsequently, all-natural ‘essential oil’ ingredient fly sprays are becoming more and more popular. However, DEET, a synthetic ingredient, is also highly favoured for repelling mosquitos, flies, ticks and other biting insects. Although research suggests Citronella was an effective repellent for mosquitos, it was banned as an ingredient in fly sprays by the European Union (EU) in 2006. Despite a ban, some products still use citronella, which are promoted for coat use or as a general spray.

It’s worth noting the percentage of ingredients used in any product you buy, as this may impact the overall effectiveness. Higher levels of the key ingredients will ultimately offer better protection.

*Please note prices at the time of publishing were correct. We cannot guarantee the pricing of any retailer at any time. This product feature contains affiliate links which means, should you click through to purchase, we may earn a small commission. Learn more here.

To Fly Sprays For Horses

It may be you only choose to use a fly spray on those days when you leave your horse without a fly rug on OR perhaps you may not choose to use one at all, then there’s even more reason to buy good quality fly spray. Some use a mixture of both, while other horse owners will keep the horse stabled during the day – where repellents still need to be considered.

When trying a new fly spray on your horse, it’s advisable to perform a skin test 48 hours before full application.

Leovet Pwer Phaser 500ml bottle with red spray top


Leovet Power Phaser Horse Fly Spray

500ml bottle

Unpleasant smell but is effective! Combines Geranium oil, cade oil from juniper and pennyroyal-oil for up to 7 hours of protection.

Available for under £20 on Amazon

NAF Off Extra Effect Fly spray

NAF Off Extra Effect Fly Spray

750ml bottle

Contains Eucalyptus citriodora oil.

Available for under £16 on Amazon

Barrier Super Plus Fly Repellent

Barrier Super Plus Fly Repellent

500ml bottle

100% natural product. Enriched with pure avocado extract. Also calms irritated skin.

Available for under £16 on VioVet

PFERDEPFLECE24 Horse Fly Spray

0.5ml (500ml) bottle

Offers protection against flies, mosquitoes, ticks, and other parasites. Contains Deet and Aloe Vera.

Available for under £16 on Amazon

Carr & Day & Martin Flygard Extra Strength Insect Repellent fly sprays for horses

Carr & Day & Martin Flygard Extra Strength Insect Repellent

500ml bottle

Key ingredient: DEET at 20%; apply twice a day for effective results.

Available for under £16 on VioVet

NETTEX Fly Repellent for Horses Advanced

NETTEX Fly Repellent Advanced

500ml bottle

Contains DEET as the key ingredient, alongside other coat conditioners and natural extracts.

Available for under £20 on Amazon


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