Best Fly Rugs for Horses

best fly rugs for horses

Best Fly Rugs for Horses

Magazine :: Everything Horse :: Updated 13.03.2021

Here we take a look at the best fly rugs for horses for summer 2021… We have selected a handful of rugs with a sensible budget in mind. All rugs shown here are priced at under £70 as we can appreciate budget, alongside quality is important when it comes to choosing the right fly rug for your horse.

A note: Rugs cover a large area of your horse, however, it’s worthwhile considering a spray or gel on those parts that are still exposed to the sun and flies.


Derby House Fly Rug

Sizes: 5ft – 7ft
Price: £34.99 from Derby House – Click Here

A lightweight 150 denier polyester mesh outer fly rug. The Lycra insert over the withers offers protection against rubbing. Featuring 210D nylon lined crest and shoulder area with touch and close loop fastenings on the neck. Other benefits include shoulder gusset, belly flap and leg straps with nylon lined tail flap.

HKM Survival Standard Neck Fly Rug
HKM Survival Standard Neck Fly Rug

HKM Survival Standard Neck Fly Rug

Sizes: 3ft6 – 7ft3
Price: £32.00 from – Click Here

Made with ripstop material, the HKM Survival Standard Neck Fly rug is breathable and lightweight. Standard cut rug with single front closure, wither protection, double surcingles and tail strap.

Added UV Protection: JHL Ultra Fly Rug

Sizes: 5ft6 – 7ft
Price: £46.99 from Viovet, Click Here

High UV filter and lightweight rug, perfect for all-round summer protection from flies and the sun. Neck features zip to adjust when grazing, for added flexibility and comfort for the horse. 80% UV protection, large belly flap with straps, and tail guard.

Best for Brand: Mark Todd Fly Ultra Combo Rug

Sizes (in stock): 5ft6 – 7ft
Price: £65.52 from VioVet, Click Here

If you are a fan of the Mark Todd range of rugs (as we are) you may well want to consider the Mark Todd Fly Ultra Combo Rug. Another great item, priced at under £100, the rug features a tight weave mesh for the ultimate protection against flies and other bugs, elasticated belly straps for freedom of movement as the rug is held close to your horse. Also large tail flap and protection over the withers.

Shires Tempest Original Summer Shield with Mesh
Shires Tempest Original Summer Shield with Mesh

Shires Tempest Original Summer Shield

Sizes: 5ft6 – 7ft
Price: From £46.99 Amazon, Click Here

The Shires Tempest Original Summer Shield helps protect horses from heat, flies, uv and dust. Benefits from a quick drying material, aids moisture control, is ripstop and breathable. Comes with fitted hood, small tail guard, twin front closing buckles and belly bar attached to surcingles.

For all Amazon fly rugs, click here, Naylors fly rugs, click here or all of VioVet fly rugs, click here


Items here feature affiliate links to our preferred online stores; Amazon, VioVet and Naylors. Should you wish to purchase we may earn a commission. With this in mind, we only recommend items that are of good value for money, and are of good choice.



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Best Fly Sprays for Horses feature – Everything Horse

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