I just bought this one - http://www.smartpakequine.com/harwic...x?cm_vc=Search - and I LOVE it! It came soft and took the oil nicely. It has gotten better with each ride and cleaning. However, it is darker then the picture on the website. It is a dark brown color. Still very pretty though.
I will second the Harwich bridle from SmartPak. Probably one of the best buys you'll find under $300! Otherwise, consider used. You can find some great deals on Edgewood, Vespucci, AdT, etc on eBay and the like.
I have two jumper bridles for my boys and they are absolutely lovely. Really nice leather, excellent workmanship, and they donate some of their profits to charities. I am beyond pleased with the two I bought, which was on recommendations from other people.
You can take a line and say it isn't straight- but that won't change its shape. Jets to Brazil
I just got the new Ovation comfort crown bridle in hazelnut and it is amazing the quality it is for the money.It has a padded crown piece and chin strap. I got mine from Victory Canter and it was an extra 10 % off plus you get canter cash toward your next purchase. It usually takes a little over a week to get in the mail but they are really nice bridles for the money and the color is really pretty. Matches my Crosby saddle perfect. They also have a standing martingale that matches. the bridle runs about $150
check out Hitching Post Tack on ebay. You can get a new Aramas for under $300. I got the wide noseband fancy stitched square raised on recommendation from another COTHer and its lovely. Aramas is made by Harmon Kraft, who are the same people that make the Smartpak Bridles. Plus, Hitching Post is great to work with!