Bridle Making Level Three


Venue:      Stoneleigh Equine

                   Clear Spring, MD 

Length:     5 days (Monday-Friday)

Cost:          $2,000, 50% deposit required to save course spot, due with application

Dates:        October 31- November 4th, 2022

*For dates and more information please click on the registration link below if the course is currently scheduled, if missing please check back for schedule updates


Course Objective


This Bridle making course consists of Instruction and practice in making the required items:

Required Items

  • A Show Double Bridle

  • An Inhand Stallion Show Bridle (brass mounted)

  • An Atherstone Girth

  • A sample of buckle chape stitched to 3 layers of elastic



Assessed Elements:

  • Product quality

  • Cutting

  • Edge stain and creasing

  • Pricking

  • Skiving

  • Punching

  • Finishing

  • Use of sewing machine

  • Professional work practices


Theory Requirements:

  • Name and use of all tools

  • Properties and characteristics of the materials used and fittings required

  • Name and function of each part

  • Reasons for each procedure

  • Reasons for the design

  • Correct use and threading of the sewing machine

  • General history of tack


This course must be paid in full at time of registration, due to the flight arrangements and cost of obtaining the best Instructors. There is a $150 administrative fee if you need to cancel or postpone within 30 days of the beginning of the course and a $150 penalty if all course fees are not paid at least 30 days prior to the beginning of the course. Please download your registration form and return with course deposit to:


North American Saddlery School; Janice Stroud-Bickes, Director of Operations

4400 Lake Hills Ct; North Chesterfield, VA 23234


*Please note that deposits and course fees are non refundable, however cancellations will carry over for one year after the date of cancellation with the student paying any increase in tuition. Please see the complete policy above.  


Fee Includes

  • Tuition

  • Meals:  Breakfast (coffee and bagels), lunch and refreshments throughout the day.  

  • Accommodation is not included and must be arranged by the delegate.