Society of Master saddlers
The Society of Master Saddlers aims to ensure and achieve
a high quality of workmanship through setting standards and overseeing
the training of the membership’s workforce to give their customers a professional
and quantified service. It continues its work to carry these standards
through build, repair & fit, and to work towards the complete
comfort and safety of horse and rider
The Saddlery Training Centre Ltd.
The Saddlery Training Centre opened in September 2000 and has since become established as the only centre to offer the Modern Apprenticeship Scheme and also its bespoke range of courses which aim to support those in the trade whether they are apprentices or saddlers wishing to update their skills and gain qualifications.
The centre works in close association with The Saddlers Company, The Society of Master Saddlers, City & Guilds, ABC Awards, Skillset, Haddon Training Ltd and the British Equestrian Trade Association (BETA).
The Worshipful Company of Saddlers
The Worshipful Company of Saddlers is one of the very oldest of the City of London Livery companies. The earliest surviving records of a Guild of Saddlers in London date from circa 1160 AD, although the guild could well pre-date that.
Today, the Saddlers' Company still has a close interest in, and involvement with, its original trade. This is exemplified in its support of the Society of Master Saddlers, its leadership of the development of saddlery training standards, its support of saddlery trainees and apprentices through bursaries, awards and prizes, and its promotion of British saddlery.