Kate Negus Launches ‘Old for New’ offer at Badminton
Have you ever visited the Kate Negus stand and actually looked at the quality of the leatherwork? Until about a year ago, I was familiar with the brand but had never investigated them further. I was very pleasantly surprised with what was on offer and have been a fan ever since.
For those ‘in the know’, Kate Negus is the bridle maker for the discerning customer and has been trading since 1989. There is great choice in the bridle market these days, but often what’s on offer falls flat in terms of quality, detailing and fit. Kate Negus fills this gap by offering bespoke bridles and accessories in English leatherwork .
When you investigate further, you discover what a wide range of options there are and how fit is paramount. Kate Negus can supply a choice of six styles of cheek pieces, thirteen nosebands, nine brow bands, three headpieces, plus four different fittings on six types of reins – all of which are totally interchangeable. The company’s leather is exclusive to them, and all leatherwork is made in black or chestnut.
The company does not rest on its design laurels either! It has recently created a made to order range. This is a new collection including wide patent nosebands, dropped patent nosebands, rope nosebands and more. Kate Negus has also worked with dressage rider Sam Rahmatalla to develop the very popular SR Diamante Range for those with a need for bling. Eventers have been enthusing about the new elastic grackle noseband designed in collaboration with Kitty King.
Kate Negus ensures the right mix of traditional values, durability and contemporary detailing, with a tasteful level of ‘bling’. Eventers can rest assured that the range of bridles, breastplates and martingales will be strong enough to go XC and will last for many seasons if properly cared for. Accessories include both elasticated and leather breastplates, three types of a breast girth, and a running and standing martingales. Saddle accessories include both regular and laminated leathers and girths such as the Atherstone girth, Long Stud Girth and Short Stud Girth, all of which are elasticated at both ends.
Other accessories include training aids such as straight leather side reins and German side reins, a leather De Gogue, Draw Reins and a Market Harborough.
From such a wide range it could be hard to choose what style and detailing you require, but the very knowledgeable team are always on hand to advise. They suggest that you bring an existing bridle that fits your horse so that they can size your new one from it and get the perfect fit.
So what’s on offer at Badminton?
Kate Negus will have a range of sale bridles on offer from £125 (regular headpiece) and £150 (padded headpiece). The company has also launched an innovative scheme that gives customers £50 off a new, full priced Kate Negus bridle when a used, clean, Kate Negus bridle is traded in. Old bridles will then be donated to charity. This offer is only available at shows and is limited to one per customer.
Visit Kate Negus Saddlery at this years Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials –