We still employ traditional methods of manufacture, producing high quality, hand finished
products of proven practicality.
All of our bridles are handmade; cut, prepared, stitched and finished by our master craftsmen & women. We ourselves are riders & horse owners; we use the products, we know how they work, we appreciate what riders’ want and we understand the effect products have on the horse and it's actions. We are proud to see our products used by leading riders in the field. Our aim is to produce quality products that are as functional as they are elegant, with the horses' comfort and protection a priority; our unique design features are often imitated...never surpassed.
Trevor Gravestock had been the driving force of Sabre Leather since it's inception, with a "hands on" approach in the every day bridle production, combined with an understanding of classical riding technique; years of experience had honed Trevor's skills in the fine art of bridle making. From the selection of the finest British leathers right through the many hand processes, the direct link between aesthetics and outstanding design are now showcased in the exclusive "TG Signature Collection" only available directly from ourselves. Trevor was the innovator behind the one-piece padded crownpiece of our Cordoba range, now widely copied by other manufacturers worldwide. Many of his unique designs have been imitated by our competitors, copied but never surpassed.
We ship our high quality Sabre bridles all over the world and have many happy customers in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, France, USA, Germany, Sweden, Norway, South Africa, UAE, Japan, Denmark, Ireland and of course the UK. If there is something you are looking for and can't find, then please do not hesitate to contact us and enquire; we'll help if we can!
Here's what some of our Customers have to say...
Dear Sabre Staff, I received my cordoba bridle last week the quality and beauty of the bridle is unlike any bridle my boy has had before I wish I had bought him one sooner!! The workmanship is pristine the padding is luxuriously soft, I have conditioned the leather as per the instructions, I am so pleased with my purchase. I have just ordered reins which will accompany my bridle perfectly, thanks so much for your dedication to perfection - you are truly skilled craftsmen and ladies and you should be proud that all your dedicated team members make your company truly top of the game. Thank you. Sarah x
Thank you so much for your friendly helpful service and posting the bridle so quickly. I am thrilled with it, it is quite beautiful. Kind regards, Lesley UK
Hi Folks, Received my order in record time, and the bridle is beautiful! Christine USA
I received my new bridle this morning. Just want to say a big thank you for such excellent service and advice from your staff. If the product is as good as your customer service I will be delighted. It is so refreshing to find a company which such knowledgeable and helpful staff. Thank you again, Kind Regards, Jane P. UK
I would just like to thank you for your extremely efficient service. Having stupidly ordered the wrong bridle, which also arrived next day. The correct one was waiting for me when I got into work this morning. It is a beautiful bridle and should suit perfectly; your speed and efficiency of service has impressed me. Joy T UK
Hello, I just wanted to say thank you; I have recieved my bridle, the day after i ordered it and it has more than exceeded expectations, and I appreciate the assistance and quick replys that I got when choosing and ordering the bridle. Anneka W - UK
"Dear Sabre Leather, I need to put my thoughts writing in order to express my complete satisfaction when, (in under 24 hours) I received my reins and breastplate (with brass fittings) from your store. The quality and look of this leather work was superb, which far exceeded my expectations. Having ridden for over 30 years (8 of those in the Army) I have seen many examples of saddlery and bridle work. The breastplate and reins are well crafted, high quality leather, good stitching, robust brass fittings, and it looked fit for purpose. In other words, it’s going to last. Now on my favourites list, and I will most definitely buy from Sabre Leather again. Spreading the word at Eaglesfield Equestrian, as the customer service was impeccable. Thank you so much. David M from Kent."
"Absolutely brilliant. I have been around horses for 30 years and worked full time with them all over the world for 12 and I learnt more from that 1 e-mail then before. 5 * customer service." Julie – UK
"I just want to say " Thank You Very Much" for my new Cordoba bridle it fits my boy perfectly. You have been a great help and I will be buying from yourselves again once I have saved up the money for matching reins I will be putting an order in ". Thank You Miss Wallis M - UK
"Just to say thank you Sabre for my Dortmund crank bridle,its over 12 years old,but still better than new as its mellowed with age,soft and supple still got a lovely sheen after a clean,not much where marks if any,also have a new cordoba but scared to use it in case it gets dirty,but my old continental bridle,like a fine wine gets better with age. so thanks for the craftmanship of well thought out designes of bridles....thank you Sabre". Karen – UK
"I just had to say thank you. I phoned yesterday and spoke to a very helpful member of your team who ordered my bridle for me and I am now sitting looking at it! As I always come to expect of Sabre leather - its gorgeous and the service and speed of delivery was nothing short of excellent. Very many thanks indeed Yours, one very satisfied customer indeed!!!!" Julie B – UK
"Thank you for sending my order so quickly, it arrived safely yesterday. The bridle is lovely and it seems as though it will fit him just fine." Dr.Jo F. – UK
"First of all let me say how much I love your products. You certainly offer the best quality of leather (matched with Jeffries I have to say) but with the added touches like the sabre emblem on the bridle and metalwork options, they are so classy! Before I bought my first Sabre product, I had purchased many expensive 'designer' bridles, including Stubben and Passier, and was always very disappointed with the leather quality. My pet hate is struggling to get buckles undone and hard leather, URGH!!! For a while I was spending a fortune buying new bridles, then selling them on a few days later. So the first time I felt a Sabre bridle I was an instant fan!" - Fiona – UK
I just wanted to comment on how luxurious the Cordoba bridle is. Being from Canada, I was looking for a specific bridle so, I purchased the Cordoba dressage snaffle w/flash with upgraded chain browband and I am truly marvelled of what beautiful craftsmanship has been put into this bridle. Just a terrific job well done! Thank you for providing my horse and I such exquisit beauty, comfort and fit. Best Regards, Tanya Canada
I collected my parcel from the post office today, everything arrived safe and in tact, I cant tell you how pleased and thrilled I was with the bridle parts, it absolutely made my day - I will try them on him tonight and let you know everything is OK tomorrow. BTW the grackle is lovely - but then all Sabre stuff is! It's weird cos tack shops out here don't smell like new leather like they do back home (what's that say about the leather they use??!!) so when i opened the box and the familiar smell of English tack hit me I had to take a moment to appreciate It ! - lol Thanks again for helping me - and ill let you know how it fits, Rachael. USA
Thanks again, really pleased with the breastplate and will definitely recommend it and Sabre for your excellent service. Rachel UK
Just to let you know the bridle arrived during the week – absolutely love it. Many thanks for the great service. Cheers, Lisa. New Zealand
I just wanted to say thank you so much for getting this to me so quickly. I have been so impressed with Sabre, I am telling everyone I know! Thanks again, and best wishes. Becky UK
A quick note to let you know how delighted I am with my Mistral customised cavesson! First class service - it arrived 2 days after ordering, in time for the weedend competition, with top class workmanship on the alterations. My Arab mare looks even more beautiful now with her fine noseband. Please feel free to use these comments for recommendation, what a refreshing change from today's mediocre offerings on the market. Mrs. S. B. Lillie
Thank you so much for all your help with this purchase. You provide outstanding customer service and support. I look forward to receiving the bridle, Carrie USA
The bridle arrived 15 minutes ago... just the time it takes to admire it!! Nane, USA
Thank you for the super speedy delivery of my lovely new bridle. My horses don't wear anything else. Julie, UK.
Everything fit beautifully and the repairs were beautifully done. They look like brand new bridles. I can't thank you enough.Warm regards, Cristina USA
Just wanted to write and thank you for organising the bridle. It arrived to on Saturday and I very very pleased with it indeed. Totally gorgeous like all Sabre saddlery. Thank you very much and the folks that made it there. Catherine UK
The bridle recieved yesterday and fits my horse, it`s very nice :-) Iren, Norway
Just wanted to let you know that the package and BEAUTIFUL bridle arrived safely last week and without duty owed, which made me happy. Thanks for your excellent service. I'll talk up your products and service here in America. Thanks. Gordon USA
"Once again, Thank you for the excellent customer service. The new bridle fits as though it was made to measure and seems a shame to ride in it for fear of spoiling it. I will not hesitate to order form you again, or recommend you to friends. Many thanks for all you help, Louise" UK
Bridlework came about 10 days ago and so I was able to use it for our SJ champs, which was very wet but the leather handled it beautifully and the bridle also fits well and looks good, so thanks very much! Thanks, Shona - New Zealand
I received my reins in the post yesterday and they are fab! Thank you so much for your help and time getting them to me, I am very grateful. Fantastic service!!!! Kind regards, Leah
Just to let you know that the bridle fits perfectly – I am very pleased. The local saddlery has got the neatsfoot oil in so this weekend it will be ready for use. Thanks again for all you patience and help.Best wishes, Elka (Australia)