BoyOBoyBridleworks

Ribbon browbands, belts, dog collars and more!

Middleburg, Virginia · 143 Sales

BoyOBoyBridleworks

Ribbon browbands, belts, dog collars and more!

Middleburg, Virginia 143 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars
(34)

Announcement   Come see us at the Hampton Classic Horse Show's Boutique Garden from August 27 - September 4 in Bridgehampton, NY!

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Last updated on Aug 4, 2017

Come see us at the Hampton Classic Horse Show's Boutique Garden from August 27 - September 4 in Bridgehampton, NY!

Amanda Hood

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Amanda Hood

CUSTOM DOG COLLAR with Satin Ribbonwork
CUSTOM DOG COLLAR with Satin Ribbonwork
$135.00
READY TO SHIP Grosgrain Show Lead
READY TO SHIP Grosgrain Show Lead
$115.00
CUSTOM GROSGRAIN BROWBAND with Polo Finish
CUSTOM GROSGRAIN BROWBAND with Polo Finish
$80.00
CUSTOM SATIN BROWBAND with Polo Finish
CUSTOM SATIN BROWBAND with Polo Finish
$80.00
EMBROIDERY (add-on item)
EMBROIDERY (add-on item)
$20.00
CUSTOM KEYCHAIN
CUSTOM KEYCHAIN
$50.00
READY TO SHIP  Trigger Snap Keychain
READY TO SHIP Trigger Snap Keychain
$45.00
CUSTOM DOG LEASH with Grosgrain Ribbonwork
CUSTOM DOG LEASH with Grosgrain Ribbonwork
$125.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(34)
Vivian Ghebrat

Vivian Ghebrat on Jul 26, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Second collar from this shop! Love how the they look on my dogs. Get a zillion compliments and made to last So many color and pattern choices to select from Excellent customer service

Vivian Ghebrat

Vivian Ghebrat on Jul 26, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Love the look and quality of this shops work. The bridle leather and ribbon are great looking together. A zillion color and pattern combinations available making each item unique and personalized Excellent customer service

Shannon Hicks

Shannon Hicks on Apr 28, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Just got the collars & hand band today and I LOVE THEM!!! The collars are so cute & the hat band is exactly what I wanted!! Thanks so much!

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Updates

New keychain colors!

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READY TO SHIP  Trigger Snap Keychain
READY TO SHIP Trigger Snap Keychain
$45.00
There's still time!
We're taking custom dog collar orders until 12/1.

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CUSTOM DOG COLLAR with Grosgrain Ribbonwork
CUSTOM DOG COLLAR with Grosgrain Ribbonwork
$135.00
There's still time!
We'll be taking orders for custom belts until 12/1.

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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

Shop members

  • Amanda Hood

    Owner

Shop policies

Last updated on May 13, 2017
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

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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
Unfortunately, custom orders cannot be started and stock items cannot be shipped until payment in full (including shipping and handling) has been received.
Shipping
TURNAROUND TIMES:
Domestic:
Lead times for domestic orders typically run between two and three weeks -- closer to three weeks if you've ordered embroidery on any of your items.

International:
While we always ship international orders within two to three weeks, we cannot guarantee delivery times outside the United States.

SHIPPING:
We ship both domestically and internationally via USPS Priority Mail and Priority Mail Express.

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS:
**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.***
Refunds and Exchanges
Please be aware that CUSTOM ORDERS ARE NOT RETURNABLE, so please double check sizes, quantities, colors, fittings and other details carefully before placing orders. The only exception would be if a custom item arrives distinctly different in size, color or shape from the item ordered as the result of our mistake. In this case, we will gladly replace the item and make the situation right as soon as possible. To help avoid misunderstandings and disappointment, we will happily provide samples and swatches upon request to help you make accurate choices.

Standard items may only be exchanged for store credit and must be returned within14 days of receipt, in a clean, unused condition, with all labels and packaging intact.

Unfortunately, we can make no exceptions.
Additional policies and FAQs
HOW LONG WILL MY CUSTOM ORDER TAKE?
Between January and October custom orders ship within two to three weeks (closer to three if you’d like any of your items embroidered). November and December are our busiest months so lead times are a little longer, typically three to four weeks total.
With that in mind, it’s never too early to place holiday orders. If you’re considering Boy-O-Boy Bridleworks barn presents, matching items for your team, or cross-country colors for your friends, please choose your custom options, gather ALL the necessary details (accurate sizes, color choices, correct monograms, etc.), and place your order as soon as possible. Custom orders will not be started until all of the customer’s options and sizes have been received; delays in providing these details may result in delayed delivery of your order. With orders received after mid-November, we’ll certainly try our best but unfortunately we won’t be able to guarantee holiday delivery.
Orders ship from Middleburg, VA via United States Postal Service Priority Mail, Priority Express or Priority International.

CAN I RETURN OR EXCHANGE MY CUSTOM ITEM?
No. Custom orders cannot be returned or exchanged. Please choose your options carefully. When measuring for custom items, always use a measuring tape and the Boy-O-Boy Bridleworks Measuring Guide shown in our custom listings.

DO YOU SHIP OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES?
Yes, we’re happy to take international orders! We ship via USPS Priority International. While both domestic and international orders ship within two to three weeks (January - October) or three to four weeks (November and December), we cannot guarantee delivery times outside of the United States.
Please be aware that international customers are responsible for any and all customs charges, duties and/or import taxes levied by your destination country. Before ordering, please make yourself aware of any and all charges, duties and taxes that your country may impose.

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 (or 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.