For two centuries, the Freedman name has been synonymous with quality harness and leather goods and now the Toronto-based company has teamed up with the Ontario Equestrian Federation to create a leather belt that’s as stylish on the street as it is in the barn.
“Horses are a lifestyle and equestrians like to convey that commitment to others,” says Dianne Graham, executive director of the OEF. “We wanted to create something that our members could wear proudly to showcase their commitment to the sport. With the help of one of the world’s premier harness makers, we have created a beautiful belt that accomplishes exactly that.”
The Ontario Equestrian Federation is pleased to offer its members a high quality belt that is crafted at the Freedman Harness shop in Toronto. Made from medium brown English bridle leather, the belt features a gold embossed OEF logo on the belt keeper. Hand cut and hand finished with a solid brass roller buckle, this 1 ¼” wide belt is a must-have for every equestrian.
“I am very pleased to be able to offer members this special signature belt that is a collaboration between Freedman’s and the OEF,” says David Freedman, president and CEO of Freedman Harness.
David Freedman is a sixth-generation harness maker who has devoted his life to carrying on a tradition that has slowly been disappearing since the advent of the automobile. From his workshop in Toronto, he has continued on the family business that started with his great-great-great grandfather, who made harnesses for the czars in Warsaw over 200 years ago. After more than 200 years, Freedman Harness is still the choice of royalty, heads of state and owners of the world’s best grand champion show horses and ponies. From outfitting Martha Stewart’s personal riding horse to the iconic Budweiser and Carlsberg teams, the Freedman Harness logo can be found in notable tack rooms all over the world. The Freedman logo can also be found on premium handbags, saddles, bridles and other fine leather goods for discerning equestrians.
The new OEF branded belts retail for $79 plus HST and are available through Freedman Harness. A portion of the proceeds from each belt sold will go towards supporting OEF programming. To purchase the belt, click HERE.