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Harwich Eventer Bridle by SmartPak

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The Harwich Eventer Bridle is crafted with durable, imported vegetable-tanned leather making it ideal for every day schooling or top rated shows! Features 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 for the ultimate in comfort and style.  An excellent value, available exclusively at SmartPak!

Favorite Features

  • 1” padded noseband
  • 5/8” padded browband
  • 5/8” cheeks
  • Hook stud ends and brass buckles
  • Completely removable flash noseband
  • Includes 5/8” raised rubber reins.


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    Harwich Eventer Bridle by SmartPak is rated 4.7442 out of 5 by 43.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice but not perfect. Leather and hardware quality on this bridle are excellent! I love the brass hardware. I bought the Cob size for my 15 hand Arabian. I'd say this runs on the large size. I purchased the Micklem in Cob Size, and the Parelli Cradle in Small which they say is a Cob/Arab size and both were WAY too small for my horse. But the Cob size in this Harwich Event Bridle is perfect! So go down a size if you're unsure. This Cob size will fit my Appendix also and normally she wears a Full size.DISLIKE: The design of the crown. You have to feed the cavesson strap through tiny slots in the crown piece, and this task literally took me an hour. The slots were so tight and it ended up ruining the free end of the cavesson strap. You can NOT easily adjust the noseband if needed. It takes time and effort to feed the strap back and forth through the crown piece and you can't do this on the horse's head. Also the color of the bridle is a funky rosy colored brown that doesn't match any of my tack. It took copious amounts of oil to darken it so it doesn't have that funky pink tinge to it.I'm not sorry I purchased it, and I do like it, but I don't love it.
    Date published: 2015-04-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality and price The leather on this bridle is soft and I love to color and the pading. I love that this bridle had no fancy sitching because my horse's face had a lot of markings. The reins on this bridle are rubber which I love because I can grip the reins. The rubber is also a good thickness (not too thick for small hands) and feels great. I love to detachable flash too however I had to punch more holes in mine. The more I condition/clean it the softer and better looking the leather gets. The price is fantastic for the quality
    Date published: 2015-02-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Bridle I have had this bridle for over a year now, and it still looks like new. It is such high quality for the price. When I bought it for my mare, I wasn't sure how the brass buckles would look, but I get complements everywhere I go. I also love the padded crown, and that the flash is removable. I cannot say enough how much I love this bridle!
    Date published: 2015-01-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Stylish, Good Quality for Price I bought this about a month ago for my daughter's OTTB. Seems true to size. Very nice looking bridle, matches perfectly with my havana saddle and the buckles set it off. I like the quality of leather, soft cushioning on headpiece, removable flash is convenient and topstitching detail just makes the bridle look even better.
    Date published: 2014-12-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent bridle for the price! Leather was already supple and fit my large (but not obscenely so) warmblood's head. Most times, bridles fit through the bit but have an oversized noseband, but not so with this one! I've used and oiled it twice, and I'm happier with how the underside of the leather looks; it started out looking a little rough, but at least it doesn't show. I really love that the flash and attachment is completely detachable! That means I could use it in the local hunter ring as well if needed! Overall, very pleased and would recommend definitely for schooling and local shows!
    Date published: 2014-11-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice bridle for cost The rich brown color looks great on my bay Morgan mare. The throat latch is almost too long, and the caveson strap is difficult to get through the hole in the crown piece (just wiggle it back and forth and it comes through and gets easier every time). The only regret I have is that that I ordered it with brass buckles (which looks great with the color of the leather) but of course, most bits are stainless steel.
    Date published: 2014-07-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice bridle, would definitely recommend I picked up this bridle used about a week ago and I love it. It looks very nice on my gelding. The leather quality is very good for the price point. I haven't had the best luck getting it to darken, but I'm not terribly worried about it. My gelding has a pretty average sized head. The horse size works well, but doesn't have a lot of adjustments to move up. If your horse is between sizes or on the smaller side, I would order down.
    Date published: 2014-05-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice leather, great looking Very nice bridle for the $. nice looking on my draft cross.
    Date published: 2014-04-11
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