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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

The bellows arrived on Saturday, and I wanted to write and thank you for the superb job you did. They look amazing and were in pride of place by the fire when we had friends round on Sunday. What a great job you did. Many thanks.
Anna Dempsey, Clwyd

I received the case this morning. Thank you. It is very smart.
Jacqui Clemson, Surrey