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Saddle & Bridle Making
 - Basic Skills 

Venue - Stoneleigh Equine Clear Spring, MD

Length - 5 days (Monday-Friday)

Cost - $2,060 plus tax

Fall Dates - October 23-27th, 2023

Fee Includes -
  • Tuition & project materials are included (some tools are available for purchase, candidate should do their best to source before course - see tool list below)
  • Meals - lite breakfast (coffee and bagels) plus lunch and refreshments throughout the day.  
  • Accommodation - is not included and must be arranged by the delegate as well as transportation (recommendations provided upon request)
Course Objective - This level teaches the candidates in saddlery skills needed to begin their training in English saddle and bridle making.
A prerequisite for North American Saddlery courses -
  • Saddle making levels
  • Bridle making levels
  • Recommended to those seeking those seeking SMS Saddle fitting qualifications
Skills -Assignments have been developed in each area to allow candidates to demonstrate their craft skills in the beginning areas. These include; measuring, cutting, edging, staining, rubbing up, stitching and hole punching, choosing tools and leather at a basic level. You will be required to make the following projects -
  • Belt
  • Knife case
  • Needle case
  • Buckle guards
  • Stirrup leathers
  • Irish martingale
  • Bridle headpiece 
This level is all done by hand.


This course must be paid in full at time the of registration and is non refundable. Course bookings have two options; book online or download the registration form with payment and return to;


North American Saddlery School

11655 Rocky Meadow Rd

Clear Spring, MD 21722 USA



*Please note that deposits and course fees are non refundable, however cancellations will carry over for one year after the date of cancellation and the candidate will have to pay any increase in tuition. Please see the complete policy above.

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