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2017 McConnell's Elite Show Bridles are in! Improved fit for a broader range of horses. $295.95 Complete.

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Updated Design for 2017! We have improved the fit of our McConnell's Elite Show Bridle to fit a wider range of horses.

Based on feedback from our customers, we have redesigned the caveson on our show bridles to fit a wider range of horse heads. Our first cavesons in 2014 were a little too big and our last version was a little too narrow in the nose. We've compared to other show bridles on the market and asked trainers to design the new caveson specifications for us. The result is the best fitting, highest quality full show bridle yet. We encourage you to try the 2017 McConnell's Elite Show Bridle which comes complete and assembled. Our complete show bridle (with patent browband and flat reins) is a great price for the quality at $295.95. 

Keep in mind you can configure your show bridle EXACTLY how you want it on our website. Choose reins (flat, laced, 5-strand braided - upgrade pricing applies) and patent browband color. You can even substitute Cob Cheeks on a Horse Bridle or the reverse. Take it with our newly resized show caveson or substitute in our beautifully finished crank/draw tight caveson.

Product Details:

Compare McConnell's Elite Show Bridle to the best show bridles you can find. Made of the best quality English bridle leather by our English bridle makers, this bridle features a flat caveson, newly re-sized to fit a broader range of show horses + pinchless roller buckle. Includes your choice of patent browbands in either maroon or candy red with or without white dots or black edge. Comes complete with 3/8" and 1/2" flat reins, all with buckle in hand (buckle in the middle). Single click upgrade to leather laced or 5-strand leather braided reins. Excellent fully finished leather with rounded edges and line stamping throughout. Uncompromising hand feel of the right weight. The leather is soft in all the right places and just feels of quality when you hold it. Stainless steel slip hooks on all cheeks and reins are sewn in with sewn-in leather keepers. Ends are soft enough to actually move and push to open the way they should. You can mix and match your reins here with upgrades to laced, laced rubber lined, or beautiful 5-strand plaited/braided reins...and now you can choose shorter cheeks and a draw tight/crank caveson if you like. Get your bridle configured exactly how you want it. Price will automatically adjust with changes. Stamped with McConnells for authenticity.

Available in Horse size for Saddlebreds and other full-sized horses or Cob size for small Arabs and some petite-headed Morgans. Dark Havana Brown (acceptable in the show ring for black horses too). Bowman's USA Bits, as well as the curb chains and hooks pictured are not included in price but are available on this site. All reins, browbands, and cavesons are also available a'la carte on this site. In stock for immediate shipment. Comes assembled and ready to ride.

Need advice on sizing and set up? Feel free to shoot us an email: info@mcconnellshorsesupply.com.

Horse Size Measurement Specs:

  • 22 1/4" to 25" Adjustable Nose Circumference (updated for 2017 to fit broader range of horses)
  • 3/4" wide noseband across top, narrowing to 1/2" underneath to chin
  • 34 1/2" to 38 3/4" Adjustable Crown from bottom of cheek to bottom of cheek
  • 3/8" width leather over crown, slotted & sewn in at cheeks (no ring)
  • 5/8" Stainless Steel Pinchless Roller Buckle at chin without leather backing, 2 sewn-in keepers
  • Comes standard with 3/8" and 1/2" Flat Reins (upgrade to laced or braided)
  • Horse size Patent Browband is tapered 15"

Cob/Pony Size Measurement Specs:

  • 21 1/4" to 24" Adjustable Nose Circumference (updated for 2017 to fit broader range of horses)
  • 3/4" wide noseband across top, narrowing to 1/2" underneath to chin
  • 33 1/2" to 37 3/4" Adjustable Crown from bottom of cheek to bottom of cheek
  • 3/8" width leather over crown, slotted & sewn in at cheeks (no ring)
  • 5/8" Stainless Steel Pinchless Roller Buckle at chin without leather backing, 2 sewn-in keepers
  • Comes standard with 3/8" and 1/2" Flat Reins (upgrade to laced or braided)
  • Cob size Patent Browband is tapered 14"

When in doubt on size, it's always best to measure your horse and then match to these specs.