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Saddle Making Level Three Course
Venue: Stoneleigh Equine
           Clear Spring, MD

Length: 5 days (Monday-Friday)

Cost: $2,000 plus tax

Dates: April 15th-19th, 2024
w/Glen Farnell of Ryder Saddles

Saddle Making
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. 
​Course Objective
The Saddle Making course consists of making two saddles. At this level most candidates will be able to make one saddle per session, results will vary depending on skill and competency
  • Saddle 1 - Any saddle on a rigid or spring tree
  • Saddle 2 - General Purpose (all purpose), Dressage or Jumping Saddle 17"
Assessed Elements -
During the making you will be instructed on and practice:
  • Product quality
  • Cutting
  • Edge stain & creasing
  • Pricking
  • Skiving
  • Stitching
  • Punching
  • Finishing
  • Webbing up
  • Bellies
  • Seat
  • Panel
  • Flocking
  • Finished component saddle
  • Professional work practices
Theory Requirements -
  • Names and use of all tools
  • Properties and characteristics of the materials used, and the fittings required
  • Names of all parts and their function
  • Reasons for each procedure
  • Explanation of design features
  • History of Saddlery


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