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Welcome to Lynsey Ellis Bridles

Master Bridle & Master Harness Maker

I commenced my saddlery training at Walsall College of Arts & Technology in September 2002 and completed in July 2006. I then became a member of the Society of Master Saddlers on the 13th July 2006 as a qualified Harness Maker.

On the 25th May 2018 I was upgraded to ‘Master Bridle and Master Harness Maker’ from The Society of Master Saddlers.

All my bridles are hand made by myself and I produce very high quality bridlework using the very best English leather, materials and fittings. As well as my bridles I make harnesses from individual parts to full sets. I also offer a reliable repair service for equestrian & other leather items.

My Qualifications:
  • The Society of Master Saddlers Master Bridle & Master Harness Maker
  • The Society of Master Saddlers Qualified Harness Maker
  • City & Guilds Levels 1, 2 & 3 Bridle and Levels 2 & 3 Harness & Level 2 Saddle
  • Diploma in Saddlery Studies
  • Arts & Crafts Studies Levels 1 & 2 in Leather Machine Sewing & Hand Carving

  • The Society of Master Saddlers Competitions

    February 2019 started well attending the SMS competition. I received a premium award in the Special Open Class for a pair of Dressage Stirrup Leathers. The Open Class was to make a Snaffle Dressage Bridle and my design included an anatomical headpiece, beaded shaped browband, a patterned leather inlay crank noseband and biogrip reins.

    In 2018 I received a third prize in the Special Open Class for a Safety Handle/Grab Strap. The Open class was to produce an Iberian, Baroque, Ceremonial or Re-enactment bridle. For this I chose to make the Military Re-enactment Bridle which stood well against the other bridles for quality of workmanship.

    In 2014 I received a Premium Award in the Special Open class for a Clincher Browband and also received a Premium Award in the Open Bridle for a Pony Show Double Bridle.
    2011 Started well by winning two third prizes in the SMS Competition for a Heavy Hunter Double Bridle and a Part Harness Set.

    2010 was also a successful year for me at the SMS Annual competition with a first for a Full Sized Dressage Double Bridle which included a diamonte browband & reins and also a third for an In-hand Shire Bridle complete with the bit and lead.

    In February 2007 I entered the open class as a member in my own right and got third place for a 3/8" pony show double bridle with laced reins and a velvet ribbon browband. In February 2008 I entered the open plain double bridle suitable for a cob or hunter and was again placed third. In 2009 I entered a Lonsdale Stud Guard which was third and a Cross Country Bridle which gained a premium award.

    Since February 2004 until 2006 for 3 years I have entered the Society of Master Saddlers annual saddlery and bridle competitions in the trainees bridle classes and have accumulated a fourth and two thirds.

    About Me..

    I have been around horses for over 30 years starting in lead rein showing with a Welsh Section A. I then joined the Pony Club at the age of 5 where I began competing in all Pony Club disciplines on various ponies before moving onto horses. I then went on to compete in Show Jumping and cross country on my successful mare Creole Aguila and in her later years we did Trec. I bred Fly from Aguila in 2008. Fly did some local low level dressage and showing but due to injury is sadly retired. I now compete in showing and dressage as well as Trec on my new pony Scrumpy.

    I am very enthusiastic to produce a good service for making bespoke bridlework and harness as I t is very important to have the correct fitting equipment.

    Lynsey Ellis Bridles | Valley Farm | Dungee Road | Little Odell | Beds | MK43 7AE Telephone: 01234 721075

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