Our Master saddlers Qualifications are City & Guilds. Bridle Making level 1, Bridle Making level 2, Bridle Making level 3.
He moved to Walsall to become a saddle maker Starting his training at the Walsall college. After this he began working as a trained saddle maker for E.Jeffries, Silhouette Saddlery, And Sandringham Saddle makers. In his love of the leather trade he continued attending night classes learning book binding, and more about the light leather goods trade making handbags briefcases etc.
During this time he earned many qualifications and awards including the E. Jeffries prize for the highest standards of work. In the Master Saddlers competition in London, he won prizes each time he entered – The most cherished award being the Premium Award for side saddle making.
His quality of work and attention to detail was recognised by the Society of Master Saddlers, inviting him to become an examiner on behalf of the society, assessing the work of students entering the trade.
He has travelled the world as a consultant to countries including the USA, Latin America, Continental Europe, and the Indian sub-continent
What our customers say…
“Had an amazing day making stirrup leathers with George. Very rewarding – learning how to select, cut, trim, stain, hand stitch & finish the leather.”
Thank you George for your brilliant skill and patience with me and Charlotte on your stirrup making course.