We met Amanda at The Upperville Colt and Horse Show a few years ago and immediately fell in love with the brand. Her hand woven belts, browbands, dog collars, leads and accessories are colorful and can be made in a myriad of colors and several designs. We love working with the brand and have enjoyed watching the continued growth!
Born and raised in New York, Amanda spent her childhood showing, eventing, foxhunting, and galloping polo ponies in the United States, Britain, France and Ireland. When her family moved to Dublin post-college, Amanda was captivated by the colorful ribbon browbands worn by Irish horses and ponies at shows, stable yards, polo matches and sales.
Although a diagnosis of Lyme disease later forced her to take a break from her career as a writer and historian a few years later, it allowed Amanda to pursue a long-held interest in studying bridlemaking with an English master saddler-and Boy-O-Boy Bridleworks was born.