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Welcome

Welcome to IR Bridles, the home of Designer Bridlework handcrafted by multi-award winning Master Saddler and Bridle Specialist Issi Russell on the edge of a historic town.

Issi has been bridle making since 2000 and has made bridles for a wide range of clients throughout the disciplines from leisure through to professionals including Carl Hester, Zara Phillips, Charlotte Dujardin, Luis Principe, Hayley Watson-Greaves and Cassandra Price. Issi’s bridles were used by Zara, Carl and Charlotte at London 2012.

Often imitated but never equaled, IR Bridles feature the original curved padded headpiece first designed by Issi in 2004. The design allows the horse’s ears more space and helps to relieve pressure.

As each bridle is handcrafted individually from cutting the hide to finishing there are many options to choose from.  Padded or unpadded, square or round raised, patent or plain, rolled or flat, please contact IR Bridles with requirements.

The most ornamental part of a bridle is the browband. With IR Bridles the browband is only limited by imagination. The same options are offered to match the bridle or choose from clear diamonte, real Swarovski Cubes interspersed with diamonte rondelles and glass pearls and diamontes sewed on in coloured designs, along with the more classical clincher links.

Please contact us for more information or to discuss your requirements.

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