Saddle Making Level Three


Venue:      Stoneleigh Equine

                   Clear Spring, MD

Length:     5 days (Monday-Friday)

Cost:          $2,000, 50% deposit required to save course spot, due with application

Dates:        November 7-11th, 2022. This class is full but please call to be added to the waiting list. 

*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

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 fo making  2 saddles:

  • 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 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 Ct; 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 but any course cost increases will have to be paid.  Please see the complete policy above.