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Victorian reversible sidesaddle pilch pad

Restoration of pilch pad for a customer.

The extent of the damage

The extent of the damage

Two new heads, and some tidying up to the customer's specifications

Two new heads, and some tidying up to the customer’s specifications

The restored pad

The restored pad

The extent of the damage; dogs had chewed it.

Society of Master Saddlers’ National Saddlery Competition 2014

My side saddle won a Premium award for excellence of craftsmanship.

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Thanks to ‘QEST’…

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I’m proud to announce that the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) is helping me develop my side saddle specialism. The Trust, which awards scholarships to exceptional British craftspeople, is supporting me to attend courses taught by side saddle expert Richard Godden.

 

I’m honing my side saddle refurbishment, restoration and repair skills, as well as learning to make new saddles to help ensure the future of this traditional sport.

 

With Jenifer Emery, President of the Royal Warrant Holders Association

With Jenifer Emery, President of the Royal Warrant Holders Association

My display at the annual Award Luncheon

My display at the annual Award Luncheon

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Testimonials

Just to let you know that the bellows have arrived and they look fantastic; I am sure my boss will be very pleased.
Jo Hopgood, Stanley, Kent.

The handles are BEAUTIFUL! Many thanks for a good job. The colour is just perfect and the patina is great. Your work and finish is the kind that makes objects look increasingly better as they get more use. I feel very secure in carrying the case and tripod now.
John