Introduction to Saddle Fitting
in association with the Society of Master Saddlers, UK
Venue: Stoneleigh Equine
Clear Spring, MD
Length: 2 days (Saturday & Sunday)
Subject: Basics of Saddle Fitting Techniques
Cost: $900, 50% deposit required to save course spot, due with application
Dates: TBD Spring 2023
*For dates and more information please click on the registration link below if the course is currently scheduled, if missing please check back for schedule updates
Meals- We will have some limited breakfast breads and lunch selections. Please note any dietary restrictions on your application and we will do out best to accommodate them. We will also provide tea, water and coffee and individually wrapped snacks.
Accommodation is not included and must be arranged by the delegate as well as transportation. The Holiday Inn Express in Clear Spring offers a reduced rate but please ask for the Manager and reserve at least two weeks ahead of time.
To make available the basic principles of the SMS recommended saddle fitting system to members of the equestrian industry.
Criteria for Attendance
Candidates should be one of the following:
i. In full time employment with a fully paid up member of the Society of Master Saddlers (UK) Ltd or be a member in their own right.
ii. In full time employment with a fully paid up retail member of The British Equestrian Trade Association or be a member in their own right.
iii. Registered Farrier, Veterinary Surgeon, Chartered Physiotherapist, Equine Bodyworker, BHS AI, II, I or Fellow, or Other equestrian related professional (i.e.. back specialist, chiropractor etc.)
iv. An overseas retailer customer of a Society of Master Saddlers trade/manufacturing member.
v. ANYONE wanting to learn saddle fitting in order to improve the quality of life for equines.
To teach a level of awareness of saddle fitting with no affiliation to any brand, this course showcases the techniques and the research that goes into the fitting process. Affiliated with the Society of Master Saddlers, this program is taught by guest lecturers that are Master Saddlers and Qualified Saddle Fitters teaching this program all over the world.
For more information about the Society of Master Saddlers see here;
This course must be paid in full at time of registration, due to the flight arrangements and cost of obtaining the best Instructors. There is a $150 administrative fee if you need to cancel or postpone within 30 days of the beginning of the course and a $150 penalty if all course fees are not paid at least 30 days prior to the beginning of the course. Please download your registration form and return with course deposit to:
North American Saddlery School ; Janice Stroud-Bickes, Director of Operations
4400 Lake Hills Court; North Chesterfield, VA 23234
*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.