The Society of Masters is a membership organisation, a training provider, and an End-Point Assessor. Part of a long tradition of Guilds or Liveries going back to the 1100s, the SMS was started by and for a group of retailing Master Saddlers in 1966. It has since developed into an international organisation representing not only retailers but individual craft saddlers and saddle and bridle fitters, as well as manufacturers and suppliers to the trade.
We have nearly 600 members in 15 different countries.
Supporting a prosperous UK saddlery industry, informed by research, and pursuing the highest standards, where the welfare of the horse, howsoever employed, is paramount.