BoyOBoyBridleworks

Ribbon browbands, belts, dog collars and more!

Middleburg, Virginia · 210 Sales

BoyOBoyBridleworks

Ribbon browbands, belts, dog collars and more!

Middleburg, Virginia 210 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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Amanda Hood

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kimberlyhoverman

kimberlyhoverman on Apr 6, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Perfect!! Great color/texture combination and such great quality!

kimberlyhoverman

kimberlyhoverman on Feb 15, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I absolutely love it! Amanda was so great to work with and she does an amazing job. I’m in awe of how beautifully made this is!

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About

Handmade Ribbon Browbands, Belts, Dog Collars and More. Show your true colors!

Even though I was born and raised in New York City, I’ve loved horses and ridden all my life. Not long after I graduated from college, my family moved to Dublin, Ireland, where, as usual, I spent as much time as I could around horses. I loved the colorful ribbon browbands that I saw on Irish horses and ponies at shows, events, and stable yards, but I never knew where to get them. So, back in the States (now in the Virginia Hunt Country), I started making them for my own jumpers.

Seeing them on my horses at shows, people often told me, “I’ve always loved those ribbon browbands! Where did you get them?” So, I started making them for other people’s horses. One Christmas I made matching belts for friends and soon after, I began getting requests from their friends. I couldn’t leave my dogs out, so I made collars and leashes for them too.

There’s an old horseman’s proverb that goes something like, “Every rider gets one great horse.” If that’s the case, then smart, catlike Boy-O-Boy was my great horse. “Bob” is semi-retired now, but he’s still as ferocious a competitor with my daughter in the short-stirrup ring at the age of twenty as he was for me as a jumper at the age of six – or sixteen.

Each of the main Boy-O-Boy Bridleworks weave patterns (like many of the color combinations) is named for the first horse to wear it. Boy-O-Boy was the first horse I made a ribbon browband for; because he started it all, I named the company after him.

~ Amanda Hood

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Shop policies

Last updated on January 5, 2018
Boy-O-Boy Bridleworks products are proudly crafted entirely by hand in the USA. While we try hard to ensure consistency, please be aware that there will inevitably be minute variations of size and shape, even between finished items of the same type.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept exchanges and cancellations
Contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
I don't accept returns
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Items on sale
RETURNS & EXCHANGES
Although CUSTOM ITEMS CANNOT BE RETURNED OR EXCHANGED, ready-to-ship items in stock colors may be returned for store credit or exchanged for items of equal value, provided you
1) contact me to initiate an exchange within 5 days of receipt and
2) return the item(s) in new, unused and unworn condition with all labels and packaging materials intact within 14 calendar days of receipt.
After this time, ALL SALES ARE CONSIDERED FINAL.

If you choose to return an item, please be aware that unless your order was filled incorrectly you will be liable for postage both for the return and for shipping out the replacement. As with Boy-O-Boy Bridleworks custom orders, to avoid disappointment, delay and additional expense when your ready-to-ship/stock item arrives, please measure carefully, using a measuring tape and our Measuring Correctly guide (https://www.dropbox.com/s/o1wannnywwneb3j/Boy-O-Boy%20Measuring%20Correctly%20Guide.pdf?dl=0).
Shipping
HOW LONG WILL MY CUSTOM ORDER TAKE?
Between January and October custom orders ship within three to four weeks (closer to four if you’d like any of your items embroidered). November and December are my busiest months so lead times are a little longer, typically four to six weeks total.
Please be aware that I can't start on your custom order until I've received ALL the relevant details (all sizes, as well as ribbon, leather and hardware choices); delays in providing these details will result in a delayed ship date for your order.
Orders ship from Middleburg, VA via United States Postal Service Priority Mail, Priority Express or Priority International.
SHIPPING:
We ship both domestically and internationally via USPS Priority Mail and Priority Mail Express.
INTERNATIONAL ORDERS:
While we ship international orders within three to four weeks, we cannot guarantee delivery times outside the United States.
**International customers are responsible for any and all customs charges, duties and/or import taxes levied on orders by the destination country. Before ordering, please make yourself aware of any and all charges, duties and taxes that your country may impose.***
Additional policies and FAQs
HOW DO I CARE FOR MY BOY-O-BOY ITEMS?
The ribbonwork sections of all Boy-O-Boy items are pretreated for stains so most of the time a quick wipe with a clean, damp cloth will be enough to remove any dust and keep your browband, belt, collar or keychain looking great for years to come. If one of your items gets wet, allow it to dry thoroughly (preferably in sunlight) before gently brushing off any mud spatter. If necessary, you can clean and condition the leather sections (only) with saddle soap and harness oil, as you would fine tack. Do not use leather cleaners or conditioners on the ribbon sections of your Boy-O-Boy items.

WILL THE RIBBON TASSELS ON YOUR "TRADITIONAL FINISH" BROWBANDS SPOOK MY HORSE?
No. When properly fitted on your bridle, the ribbon tassels by the loops on our Traditional Finish Ribbon Browbands will fall within your horse's blind spot. Because the tassels measure only about 2”-long, they’re too short to flap into your horse's eyes or ears. Versions of these ribbon browbands with tassels have been in use for centuries in Europe, particularly in the British Isles. If you're still unsure, however, we also offer "Polo Finish" browbands without the ribbon tassels.

IS THERE A RIGHT WAY TO PUT MY NEW BOY-O-BOY BROWBAND ON MY BRIDLE?
Yes. When you put your new Traditional Finish Browband on your bridle, the ribbon tassels should point down and the tassel that contains the bright green Boy-O-Boy logo ribbons should go on the left side of your horse’s head. Similarly, when you attach your new Polo Finish Browband to your bridle, the bright green diamond on your should go on the left side of your horse’s face.

I ALREADY HAVE A BOY-O-BOY CUSTOM BELT. CAN YOU MAKE IT BIGGER OR SMALLER FOR ME?
No, sorry. Once items are finished, the size can’t be changed. If you want to replace it with a similar item that fits properly, it will have to be remade from scratch in a different size. Please remember that custom orders cannot be returned or exchanged. To avoid disappointment, please measure carefully when ordering, using a measuring tape and the guidelines in the Measuring Correctly guide in our custom listings.

CAN YOU MAKE ME SAMPLES OF THE DIFFERENT WEAVE PATTERNS IN MY COLOR CHOICES BEFORE I ORDER?
Very sorry but time constraints and our efforts to minimize waste make it impossible to offer samples.

I WON A BOY-O-BOY SPECIAL EDITION DOUBLE SQUARE LOOP PRIZE BELT AT A HORSE SHOW. CAN YOU TURN IT INTO A STIRRUP BUCKLE BELT FOR ME?
Congratulations on your win! Unfortunately, it’s not possible to make Double Square Loop Belts into Stirrup Buckle Belts (and vice versa). That said, it is sometimes possible to make you a Stirrup Buckle version of your Double Square Loop prize belt from scratch. Please be aware, however, that this would be a custom item with custom embroidery, and would be priced accordingly.

WILL YOU SPONSOR ME?
I sponsor a small number of professional riders across the various equestrian disciplines. Please contact me at hello [!at] boyoboybridleworks.com if you're interested and we'll have a chat. I do not currently offer ambassadorships to junior or amateur riders.

CAN I ORDER BOY-O-BOY ITEMS WITHOUT THE GREEN LOGO TAGS?
No. I work hard to make every single Boy-O-Boy item myself, by hand. The green tags are not only integral to the small brand I'm trying to grow and the design of all the items I make, they're in effect my signature. Nothing I make ships out without them.

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Last updated on Jun 20, 2016
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PRIZES & SOUVENIRS
Yes, I'm happy to make belts, browbands, or keychains as prizes for your horse show or souvenirs of your event! You can even match your competition's colors and have your logo embroidered.
To ensure on-time delivery, I'll need the following AT LEAST 4 WEEKS BEFORE THE BEGINNING OF YOUR SHOW:
1) your ribbon, leather and hardware choices,
2) your logo files (or copy), if you'd like embroidery.
Please convo me for more information.