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SMS Saddlery Competition 2018

SMS National Saddlery Competition

The Society of Master Saddlers will be holding its annual saddlery competition on Monday the 5th of February 2018, at Saddlers' Hall, London. The competition and evening reception at Saddlers' Hall will be hosted and supported by the Worshipful Company of Saddlers.

The competition is open to all Members of the Society and includes classes for all levels of experience from Student to Master Saddler.

Please Note: Only members who enter the competition and whose item is submitted are entitled to attend the evening reception and prize giving with one guest (excludes Class 5).

Further Details

Toys for Boys at Society of Master Saddlers National Competition


The 2018 Society of Master Saddlers National Saddlery Competition will see an innovative and ‘thought-provoking’ President’s Choice class.
This year’s President, Sue Norton has come up with the idea of ‘Boys Toys’ – any leather toy for a boy of any age.
Said Sue: “As part of my year as President, I was also given the opportunity to put forward the idea for the theme for The President’s Choice class and wanted to come up with something that was really different and that would give everyone plenty of scope to be creative.
“I am very fortunate to have a grandson who is one-years-old, a husband enjoying semi-retirement and a Dad, who at 93-years-old is still active and well - what more can I say!

“I really hope those entering will throw themselves into the theme and wow us with their designs and craftsmanship.”

The class is open to all Society of Master Saddlers’ members and their employees and must be the sole work of the entrant.

The entries will be judged on quality and craftsmanship as well as their innovative design and features.


Once again the class will have an added dimension as it will also be part judged at BETA International in January where all the entries will be on display at The Society of Master Saddlers’ stand.


Entries must be sent to the society office by January 18, 2018. The Society of Master Saddlers National Saddlery Competition takes place at Saddlers’ Hall, London on Monday, February 5.