Advanced Saddle Fit Techniques

*for SMS Fitters & SMS Trainees

active members of the Society of Master Saddlers 

Venue:      Stoneleigh Equine 

                   Clear Spring, MD 

Length:     2 days

Subjects:   Topics to be decided

Cost:           $675, 50% deposit required to save course spot, due with application

Dates:         July 14th-15th, 2021

*For dates and more information please click on the registration link below if the course is currently scheduled.



Fee Includes

  • Tuition

  • Meals:  Breakfast (coffee and bagels), lunch and

       refreshments throughout the day.  

  • Accommodation is not included and must be arranged

       by the delegate as well as transportation



Course Objective


To enable Qualified fitters to complete their required Professional Development and to offer education in subjects that are related to, but not always considered part of the official syllabus for saddle fit.


Theory and Practical;


  • Advanced performance Analysis

  • Saddle panel area versus design.  Research project  Gavin

  • Balance Point Analysis.   Research project  Gavin/Crowell

  • Lameness Research involving the back. Hind, Front, Contra lateral, Ipsilateral

  • Exercise effects on back dimensions and saddle fit. Dyson

  • Rider balance analysis. Gavin Crowell and Frederickson.

  • Temperature research involving backs. Gavin

  • Other topics of interest as they emerge


This course must be paid in full at time of registration, due to the flight arrangements and cost of obtaining the best Instructors. Please download your registration form and return with course deposit to:


North American Saddlery School

1684 Hendershot Rd, Warfordsburg, PA 17267


*Please note that deposits and course fees are non refundable, however cancellations will carry over for one year after the date of cancellation. 




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