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PERSISTENCE PAYS OFF FOR AWARD WINNING SADDLER

How writing to ‘every saddler in the book’ kick-started a successful 20-year career. Jo Dennison has been named ETN/SMS Bench Saddler of the Month for...

“HARD WORKER” AWARDED ORGANISATION’S HIGHEST HONOUR

“I’m in shock,” says modest recipient. Denise Silman has been recognised for her services to the saddlery trade with a Fellowship of the Society of...

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...

COMPETITION SHOWCASES CREATIVITY AND CRAFTMANSHIP 

Find out who won annual awards. The Society of Master Saddlers’ (SMS) annual National Competition was held at Saddlers Hall, the London home of the...

HOW AN ADVERT FOR A SADDLERY COURSE SPARKED A SUCCESSFUL CAREER

Dual award winner has since seen many changes in the industry. Lorna Hancock has been named ETN/SMS Bench Saddler of the Month for January.  The award,...

“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...

SADDLERY FITTING CPD – DECEMBER 2023

Essential bridle fitting anatomy: the hyoid apparatus Saddle and bridle fitters who read the feature and complete the task (see ‘How to gain your CPD’...

A CAPTAIN OF OUR INDUSTRY PASSES AWAY

A great supporter of trade bodies while running a successful business. Peter Lewis, a towering and immensely popular figure in the equestrian and saddlery trades,...

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...

SADDLERS HAVE NEW PRESIDENT 

Outgoing leader on why saddlery must attract youngsters into the trade. Experienced saddler Karen Schlotter has taken up the role of Society of Master Saddlers...

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FAMILIAR FACE MOVES ON AFTER 30 YEARS 

Some projects to continue. Nicky Mackenzie is leaving SEIB Insurance Brokers after more than three decades with the company.  Through her role as marketing manager, the...
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