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Wylye Valley Equine - SMS Master Saddler & Reg’d Qualified Saddle Fitter - Berwick Saint Leonard, Wiltshire

Saddle Fitter

General Information

Professional / Company name Wylye Valley Equine - SMS Master Saddler & Reg’d Qualified Saddle Fitter
Profession Saddle Fitter
Location Wiltshire
Website Address

Specialities / Skills

  • Saddle Fitting
  • New, used & bespoke saddles
  • Remedial Saddle Fitting
  • Bridle Fitting
  • Handmade Bespoke Bridlework
  • Leather Repairs

Qualifications / Affiliated Bodies / Regulated Bodies

I started my training in 2002, passing my first exam in March 2003 and working for a local Master Saddler. I took a break in 2005 to start a family but continued to work from home until 2009. At this point I started Wylye Valley Equine primarily as an Equine Laundry, fitting this in around my family whilst I worked towards gaining the rest of my qualifications.

My saddlery education is –City and Guilds Level 2 Bridlework – March 2003City and Guilds Level 3 Advanced Bridlework – July 2012SMS Introductory Saddle Fitting Course – October 2012City and Guilds Level 2 Intermediate Saddle – December 2012City and Guilds Level 3 Advanced Saddle – July 2013

The above qualifications enabled me to join the Society of Master Saddlers as a Qualified Saddler in July 2013.

SMS Flocking and Flocking Adjustment – Sept 2013City and Guilds Qualified Saddle Fitters Exam – October 2014

The final two qualifications allowed me to apply for an upgrade to Registered Qualified Saddle Fitter in Oct 2014 and Master Saddler in March 2015.

Further courses attended are –Centaur Biomechanics – SMS Saddler Fitters Equine Biomechanics CourseNS Bitting Academy – Retailer trainingFoundation Bitting Course


2016 SMS National Saddlery Competition 

1st prize - Presidents Choice Class, Bag, box or casesuitable for a country pursuit.

2nd prize - Open Bridle class, A double bridle suitable for dressage


Further Information

Years of experience 15
Locations Wiltshire, Hampshire, Dorset, Somerset