Ride and Drive Harness Makers - Horne Surrey

How To Contact Us

by telephone or fax within the UK - 01342 844452 - (10.00am to 6.00pm - Monday to Saturday). PLEASE LEAVE A MESSAGE ON OUR ANSAFONE as we are often busy in our workshop and unable to get to the telephone.

by telephone or fax internationally - +44 (0) 1342 844452 . The best time to call is between 11:00am and 4:00pm (please remember the time difference - 6.00pm in USA = 11.00pm in UK)

by e-mail - please let us know which country you are contacting us from as it is difficult to tell from an e-mail address.

by post - Ride and Drive, Greenwood, Smallfield Road, Horne, Surrey, RH6 9JP, England

Company History

Ride and Drive is a small, family business formed in 1988 by Julia Horwood with the aim of providing high quality bridlework and harness for the discerning rider or driver. She trained at Cordwainers College, London and attended further courses in harness and collar making at the Saddlery Training Centre, Salisbury. In 1997 she was accepted into the Society of Master Saddlers and in 2005 became a Master Harness Maker.

All leather harness and bridlework is made to order on the premises. Only selected hides of English leather and best quality furniture and fittings are used.

She has a very broad knowledge of bits and bitting (lorinery) and works closely with an English bit maker to provide a wide range of bit styles and mouthpieces specifically for driving.

In 1990, to meet more potential customers, we started taking a trade stand to in-hand and driving shows. We were soon being asked to supply driving accessories as well as harness and bridlework and since then have steadily built up the range of accessories that are kept in stock. If you are unable to get along to the stand most items can be supplied by mail or courier.

In 2000 we became distributors for Tedman synthetic harness which subsequently became part of Zilco Europe Ltd. We can now offer the complete range of their popular products including the Zilco George Bowman harness and the Empathy contour collar and this has provided the opportunity to cater for a wider range of customers.

A large number of Zilco spare parts are kept in stock so if you purchase a harness from us and find you need, for instance, a longer girth lay or a bigger browband, we are happy to swap over individual parts so you get a proper fit.

We pride ourselves in providing :

  • Friendly, individual service
  • Broad knowledge of harness and bitting
  • Bespoke leatherwork
  • Ability to make adjustments and alterations in-house
  • The correct fit for native ponies - having owned or driven them for nearly 30 years
  • Attention to detail and aesthetics

Bits Tradestand Harness Fitting Thanks

We do actually use the products we sell and have competed both in showing classes and Indoor Driving Trials. If you haven't been to one of these Indoor Events, which are held around the country over the winter months, then the video below should give you a good feel for the excitement and atmosphere.

Edenbridge and Oxted Merrist Wood Towerlands - Finals

We hope that you find our pages of interest. If you would like to place an order, get further details of any of the items included in our catalogue, or require something not shown, please do not hesitate to contact us. If you wish to visit us PLEASE TELEPHONE FIRST. We are approx. 15 minutes from Gatwick Airport.