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Harwich Eventer Bridle by SmartPak

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As riders and online shoppers, we know it can be tough to buy a new bridle or pair of boots without trying them on. That's why we moved the fitting room to your living room (or barn)! From breeches to blankets, if you or your horse can try it on, you can return it, free! Just use the pre-paid return label included in your order within 60 days from the purchase date. And of course, please make sure the item is in like-new condition with original packaging (we said 'fitting room', not 'war room'!).

Harwich Bridles are crafted in durable imported, vegetable-tanned leather. Featuring an innovative padded crown design which allows the caveson strap to pass over the crown, alleviating pressure on the sensitive poll area. Superb craftsmanship is reflected in the fine details and  premium hardware. Crafted in rich Brown leather with dark brown padding on the crown, noseband and browband. 1” padded noseband and 5/8” padded browband. 5/8” cheeks with hook stud ends and brass buckles. Completely removable flash noseband. Includes 5/8” raised rubber reins.

An excellent value, available exclusively at SmartPak.

Size: Cob, Full, O/S

Color: Brown with Dark Brown Padding.

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    Harwich Eventer Bridle by SmartPak is rated 4.8056 out of 5 by 36.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice leather, great looking Very nice bridle for the $. nice looking on my draft cross.
    Date published: 2014-04-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Bridle, But A Tad Irritated.... I bought this bridle for my 15.2hh Appendix gelding. His head is one of the hardest heads to fit, in my opinion, and I'm always jumping between a Cob and a Horse size. I initially bought the Micklem Competition bridle and was completely unimpressed with the quality, so I returned it for credit and attempted this bridle. I went with the Cob first and was overjoyed that it fit almost just right, with a few minor adjustments and some fiddling, although a tad on the tight side. So, being happy with the fit, I oiled it and left it to dry. This is when I became irritated... Half of the leather stain came off the browband, noseband, and crown piece. It now has odd patches of faded leather against the nice chestnut color. The bridle is great for the price and completely functional, just irritated the stain came off with the first oil. There are a couple of things I would add/change:First, I would like to have some padding beneath the noseband. I found it odd that the buckle lays right under their jawline flat against the skin.Next, the throat latch is WAY TOO LONG. No horse has that thick of a throat...Lastly, I would like that they take more care on the way they stain their bridles and make sure the stain STAYS. It shouldn't come off with a slightly damp rag....OVERALL:Great bridle for the price and looks like some of the $200-$300 bridles. I also love the monocrown that you can adjust perfectly to their heads. I would suggest this bridle to others, just keep an eye out when you do your preliminary cleaning....
    Date published: 2013-08-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Price, Great Quality I would recommend this to anyone looking for a great quality bridle at an affordable price. Bought this as my jumping bridle and it fits my TB just right.
    Date published: 2013-07-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous bridle I bought this bridle at Rolex. I'm. In. Love. Such quality for such a reasonable price. I had been shopping around for a while and chose this bridle over some other expensive brands and am very glad I did so!
    Date published: 2013-05-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Bridle for the Price! I bought this bridle because of the removable flash, such a great feature! The leather is high quality, definitely can't be beat for the price. The bridle is inexpensive enough for an everyday schooling bridle, yet nice enough for shows as well. I've had mine almost 9 months, and it is holding up beautifully. I'd recommend oiling it up before using, as the keepers were very tight to start out with. I ordered the O/S, and I'd say the bridle runs on the large size, as it is a little big for my very large headed horse.
    Date published: 2013-04-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from very nice bridle I ordered this bridle but ended up returning as I didn't really NEED a new bridle at the time, had buyers remorse, and returned. Am back in bridle shopping mode though and this one is definitely on my short list! Seems like a great value!!
    Date published: 2013-03-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My FAVORITE Piece of Tack!!! I ordered this bridle and the Harwich Padded Fancy Stitch Bridle at the same time because they looked so good on the web that I couldn't choose which one to buy, but in the end I went with this one!First of all, I think that the leather quality on this bridle is absolutely phenomenal; it's so soft and supple and I would be willing to pay $200+ for such leather quality on an unpadded bridle (if I had the $$), but $150 for a fully padded one? Impossible! Then, the rich, deep color is droolworthy - even my mom loved it! And the contrast stitching? Makes for a very, very fancy bridle! My trainer commented on it the moment she saw it and couldn't get over how nice it was! Then, the padding is fantastic. Every padded part is so soft and I have no fear of rubs! Plus, I LOVE the fact that the crown is padded, but not monocrown - I sometimes like to take the noseband off of my bridle and ride in a simple bosal-type hackamore that attaches to the cheek straps, and that would be very difficult/unattractive with a monocrown bridle! I'm definitely going to take good care of this bridle in case the monocrowns take over so I'll still have that option! Additionally, the rubber reins were SO soft, yet grippy at the same time! Normally when I ride with rubber reins they bite right through my hands, but these are "squishier," which also helps improve the grip - my reins didn't slip even with my thick winter sports gloves that aren't made for riding! Plus I love the detachable flash - I only use flashes when I ride in loose rings to keep the rings from slipping through the horse's mouth, so it's great that I don't need an empty loop on my noseband when I'm not using the flash!With all that said, I would maybe add a few things to this bridle:1) A padded chin on the noseband. I was kind of surprised with all of the great workmanship that the noseband was plain.2) The throatlatch is way, WAY long! This bridle fit my 14hh pony with holes to spare on everything except for the throatlatch, which was so big that it sagged all the way down to her noseband unless there was a knot in it! I'm taking it to my local cobbler to shorten, but I found that pretty bizarre.3) Maybe have a fancy stitch option? I know that makes it sound too much like the other bridle, but comparing the two bridles I would prefer this exact one fancy stitched than that one in this color!4) As someone else said, maybe have a laced rein option? I'm almost glad it doesn't because I probably wouldn't have gone with the rubber reins (which I'm now in love with and will probably only switch out if I absolutely must because of a rated hunter show or something), but I understand that some people would prefer laced reins.But overall, the best piece of tack I've ever bought! I have three bridles (one that I bought for $215!!) and this one's leaps and bounds above them both! Thank you SmartPak for offering this lovely bridle, and anyone who's ever considered purchasing it - do it now, you won't regret it!
    Date published: 2012-12-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unbeatable! I planned on spending around $300 for my next bridle, but when I read all the reviews on this bridle I though I'd give it a shot (hey, free return shipping!). The quality is phenomenal, and not just for this price range. It was soft and supple right out of the box. It fits my horse great and looks awesome. Another great buy from smartpak
    Date published: 2012-08-24
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