Who are Collegiate?

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Who are Collegiate?

First and foremost, Collegiate is a brand powered by riders. They believe that "when you love your sport and you love your horse there’s real reward in every moment that you spend together". The team at Collegiate know that riding is all about connection. They understand that the connection between horse and rider is a truly special bond. When achieved, it makes for an unstoppable team, capable of accomplishing anything.

Collegiate have decades of experience in helping horse and rider to work as a team. This has enabled them to design innovative products, which allow a connection to be achieved. Their products exist to bridge the gap between horse and rider, creating a seamless communication channel.

Collegiate Bridles

Collegiate bridles are carefully crafted, paying the highest attention to detail. All bridles are made with high quality European leather and stainless steel fittings. As a result of this they’re durable, hard wearing and comfortable for your horse. This helps to ensure that your horse performs at their very best. Collegiate produce a range of bridle styles including ComFiTec Anatomical Bridles, Hunt Bridles, Mono Crown Bridles, Comfort Crown Bridles and more.

Collegiate ComFitec Bridles
ComFitec Bridles

Collegiate ComFiTec Bridles feature an anatomically shaped double padded headpiece. This helps to ensure that pressure is evenly distributed across the poll, providing optimum comfort.
Additionally, the headpiece is cut back behind the ears. This ensures that the horse’s ears are unrestricted, allowing maximum freedom and comfort. The noseband is ergonomically designed. It alleviates pressure on the upper jaw and molar teeth, making it perfect for sensitive horses. The cheek strap and ring are padded. This alleviates pressure on the horse’s facial nerves. Combined, these features make this one of the most comfortable and non-restrictive bridles available.




Collegiate ComFitec Bridles
Comfort Crown Bridles

As the name suggests Comfort Crown Bridles are carefully designed to offer your horse only the very best in comfort.
If you prefer a bridle that is traditional in appearance then a Comfort Crown Bridle is just what you need. The headpiece is made with extremely soft padding, helping to evenly and comfortably distribute pressure across your horses poll. Comfort Crown Bridles can be used with a range of nose band styles, making it suitable for almost every horse.

Mono Crown Bridles

A Collegiate Mono Crown Bridle is the perfect addition to your horse’s wardrobe. The headpiece features extremely soft padding, helping to distribute pressure evenly and comfortably across your horse’s poll. Unlike more traditional styles, this bridle is ergonomically shaped. The headpiece is cut back, avoiding unnecessary pressure around your horse’s ears. This helps to ensure that your horse is as comfortable as possible. Mono Crown Bridles can be used with a range of noseband styles, so there’s something suitable for almost every horse.

Hunt Bridles

Looking for a hunt bridle? Look no further! Collegiate Hunt Bridles are both simple and elegant. They’re perfect for any occasion, whether for showing, hunting or every day use.

Collegiate Bride Accessories & Reins

Collegiate produce a range of accessories, designed to complement their bridles and make them more adaptable. They appreciate that not every situation calls for the same style of bridle. To account for this, Collegiate offer a range of nosebands, headpieces, cheek pieces, browbands and more. So, whether you’re looking to add some bling or change your noseband for additional control, you don’t need to have multiple bridles! Collegiate bridle parts can also be used to build the perfect bridle for your horse. This can help you to make sure that your bridle is the perfect fit. As we know all horses are different, it is not uncommon to need different bridle pieces in different sizes.

Collegiate Breastplates and Martingales

Breastplates

Collegiate offer a range of breastplates to suit all your horse’s needs. Breastplates feature a chest and neck strap similar to a martingale. Three point breastplates have D-ring attachments, helping to prevent the saddle from slipping back. Five point breastplates also attach to your horse’s girth, this helps to provide extra stability. Breastplates are particularly useful if your horse events or jumps.

Collegiate Breastplates are made with high quality European leather and stainless steel fittings. They are highly adjustable to ensure the best fit for your horse. They feature a removable martingale attachment, great for horses that raise their head or throw their head up in excitement or evasion of contact.

Martingales

Collegiate produce high quality running martingales, perfect for use at home or in the show ring. Running martingales are a useful training aid. They can be applied to horses that raise their head or throw their head up in order to avoid a contact. Running martingales apply pressure on the bit through your reins. Pressure is only applied if your horse raises his head above the desired point. Collegiate martingales feature an adjustable neck strap and adjustable girth loop. This helps to ensure the perfect fit.

Collegiate Girths

Anatomical Girths

Collegiate Anatomical Girths are the ideal for securing your saddle. Anatomical girths are cut away around your horse’s armpit. This allows fuller range of movement when your horse is working. Collegiate Anatomical Girths are lightweight and durable. They are made from synthetic material, this helps prevent rubbing and means that they’re easy to clean. Collegiate Anatomical Girths have elasticated internal straps, this helps to ensure that your horse is comfortable and your girth is not too tight. Both general purpose and dressage styles are available.

Stud Girths

Do you use studs? Collegiate Stud Girths are the perfect way to protect your horses sensitive belly from injuries caused by studs. Collegiate Stud Girths are lightweight and durable. They are made from synthetic material, this helps prevent rubbing and means that they’re easy to clean. Collegiate Stud Girths feature a sturdy D-ring and buckle so you are able to attach a breastplate or martingale. Collegiate Stud Girths have elasticated internal straps, this helps to ensure that your horse is comfortable and your girth is not too tight. Both long and short styles are available.

We hope that you have found this information useful. We’d love to see some pictures of your horse in their Collegiate saddlery! If you have any questions about collegiate products please leave a comment or call our customer service team.

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