Who doesn't love a traditional bridle - made in the original way, hand stitched using superb quality leather and fittings. Perfectly proportioned to suit your horses conformation and in the correct style for your chosen discipline.
Our most popular range -
With so much more attention these days being paid horse welfare, correct fit and function of bridles, we have developed a range of bridle parts which conform beautifully to the horses head - bearing in mind that no one style works for every head shape, each one of our bridles will be individual to your horse.
When we come to measure we will bring a selection of bridle parts and styles, fit them to your horse and allow you to ride in the bridles so you can see for yourself that what you have chosen will work for your horse.
We make ALL types of bridlework including Girths, Stirrup Leathers, Sparkly Browbands, Breastplates, Martingales - you name it we can do it in many colours and finishes.
We make all kinds of belts, from the very basic to hand stitched, lined and personalised ones - Military, sword belts and Sam Browne Belts.
Tubular document cases - Cases for flasks. We can try anything, just ask.
All types of Dog Collars, Harnesses and leads ,in many colours - Infinite options of styles and Jewelled collars are available.
Frances is an SMS Qualified Bridle fitter, Master Bridle and Harness Maker registered with the Society of Master Saddlers, and specialises in making and fitting bespoke Bridles. She has been in the trade for over 40 yrs, is a Fellow of the Society of Master Saddlers, formerly the Master Saddler at the Royal Mews for over 25 yrs, past Lecturer at Cordwainers college and is currently Course leader of the SMS Bridle fitting courses and qualifications.
Frances has been a prolific winner at the Society of Master Saddlers international Saddle and Bridle making competition, including winning Best in Show 4 times.
As well as being course Leader for all SMS Bridle fitting courses, Frances occasionally teaches advanced bridle making skills at the Saddlery Training centre in Salisbury, and offers one to one training in her own workshop in Henley On Thames.
Frances is a City and Guilds assessor for Bridle fitting and Saddlery skills tests and also for the City and Guilds Leather Craftsperson qualifications
One to one training days run at a cost of £250 per day. please contact Frances by email www.windsorandhenleybridlles or by phone 07798 652602.
If a bridle is ordered the return visit to check fit is free.
Bridle fitting consultation cost £50
Consultations take around 1 1/2hrs, the cost may be reduced for multiple fittings or multiple orders.
All bridles are bespoke so prices vary considerably according to choices.
Start from £280 for a Snaffle Bridle with plain reins , up to approximately £450 for Double Bridle with choice of reins
Start from £400 for Snaffle without Reins, up to around £680 for Double Bridle with reins.
All beads are genuine Sawrovski and individaully hand sewn into the browbands and made using the highest quality leather.
Using a combination of genuine Swarovski cube beads, glass pearls and crystal rondelles in you own colour choice
Using a combination semi precious stone beads and crystal rondelle fillers of your choice.
Hand stitched wave browband in Black Dark brown or Patent leather.
With rosettes and in any colour combination.
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124 Middle Culham,Remenham Hill, Henley-On-Thames, RG9 3DY, United Kingdom
Frances Roche 07798 652 602
We are on the road out measuring frequently so please call for appointments.