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“IT’S A GREAT FEELING TO KNOW I’VE HELPED A HORSE”

Scandinavian saddler who trained in UK wins award. Signe Dreyer has been named ETN/SMS Bench Saddler of the Month for April. The award, presented in conjunction...

WHY THE OPEN ROAD SUITS THIS AWARD-WINNING SADDLER 

“Clients from Scotland to the Isle of Wight.” Michael Jennings has been named ETN/SMS Bench Saddler of the Month for March.  The award, presented in conjunction...

STALWART RETIRES AFTER HALF-CENTURY IN THE TRADE

“I’ll miss my colleagues.” Well-known and much-admired Walsall saddler John Hardwick has retired after 49 years in the trade.   John, now 66, got his first...

HUGELY INFLUENTIAL FIGURE IN THE SADDLERY AND LEATHER GOODS INDUSTRY HAS...

Some of Walsall’s best-known brands thrived under his leadership. Michael Goold, a leading figure in the saddlery and leather goods industry, has died after a...

“WE SHOULD BE BRINGING LEATHER TANNING HOME”

This award-winner would like to see a UK revival of the process. Katy Warriner has been named ETN/SMS Bench Saddler of the Month for December. The...

POLICE OFFICER OR SADDLER? THIS AWARD-WINNER HAS BEEN BOTH…

Business owner highlights the many routes into the industry. Staffordshire based Kate Hardt, an SMS Master Saddler who owns and runs Kate Hardt Saddlery, has...

“NO TWO DAYS ARE THE SAME”

Why an award-winning apprentice commends a career in saddlery. Gabrielle Mitchley has been named ETN/SMS Bench Saddler of the Month.  The award, presented in conjunction with...

SADDLER TURNS TURTLE TO HIGHLIGHT ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS

Traditional skills put a new spin on the plastics problem. A saddler has recycled two saddles, some harness and wire fencing to create an artwork...

“BEING A SADDLER COMBINES MY LOVE OF HORSES WITH A CAREER”

Vocation leads to a host of awards and rubbing shoulders with royalty. Abby Brennan has been named ETN/SMS Bench Saddler of the Month for January.  The...

TALENTED AND POPULAR FIGURE PASSES AWAY AGED 58

The trade loses a well-regarded personality. Christopher Hinton – a life-long saddler who was latterly associated with Saferide and Custom – died on 15 August....

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