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National Saddlery Competition – 6th February 2024

Every year, with the generous patronage of the Worshipful Company of Saddlers, the Society holds the National Saddlery Competition. Bringing together craftspeople from the UK and beyond, this event sees the very best work from Apprentice level to Master. Classes include saddle, bridle and harness making, as well as the ‘President’s Choice’.

The Competition, which is open to all SMS members, is held at the beautiful Saddlers' Hall close to St Paul's Cathedral. Attended by the great and good from the equine world and fellow Livery Companies, the Competition is a key night of the year for our members and apprentices. See below links to find out more.

Enter The National Competition 2024

    To be returned to the Chief Executive by 22nd January but earlier if possible to ensure an invitation to the prize giving. Please complete a separate form for each entrant.

    See Schedule and Conditions of Entry for full details of Classes and entry requirements

    All entrants are invited to attend the awards ceremony and evening reception at Saddlers’ Hall.
    Doors open for entrants: 4.15pm. Prize Giving 5.30 pm

    Entrants (other than entrants who are only entering Class 5) may also bring one guest who must be named below.

    This section must be completed for ALL entrants.

    This section must be completed in the case of any entry by an employee

    This section must be completed for any entries in classes 2 and 3

    Date on which training or work in saddlery or leatherwork started
    (Accuracy is essential due to the time sensitive entry requirements for these classes - see schedule)

    This section must be completed for any entries in class 6

    (We ask that you accurately assess your production if entering this section)

    Please return this form as soon as possible when you have decided which classes to enter. This is to gauge the number of guests.
    Alterations to classes entered can be made after submitting this form but please notify the office at the earliest opportunity if this occurs.

    National Saddlery Competition 2023 - Results

    National Saddlery Competition 2023 - Galleries

    Fellowship & Achievement Awards


    Apprenticeship Awards


    Class Winners


    Trophy Winners


    Winners with their entry


    Selection of Entries


    Competition Reception