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Current vacancies:
The Saddle Bank are currently looking for a Qualified Saddle Fitter to join our growing team.

The Saddle Bank started in December 2016 and has since grown at a rapid pace to become one of the UKs largest online saddle retailers.
Ideal candidate will be based in or around the Peterborough/Rutland/Huntingdonshire/South Lincolnshire/East Northamptonshire area.
However we will also consider applications nationwide, as our existing business is not limited geographically.

Applicants must be:
- Equine enthusiasts with over 10 years riding experience
- SMS Qualified or MSFC
- Hold a Full UK Driving License
- Customer focused
- Passionate about solving problems
- Caring
- Fast learners
- Motivated, positive and hardworking
- Ability to work in fast paced environment
- Friendly, with good people skills
- Can do attitude
- Organised with good time management skills

We offer:
- Competitive Salary
- Bonus Schemes
- Training and qualifications
- Career progression
- Workplace pension
- Paid holiday
- Use of company vehicle

We are ideally looking for someone full time. However part time will be considered.

If you are a forward thinking, highly motivated individual with a passion for horses and want to join our growing team please email your CV, cover letter, and salary expectations to info@thesaddlebank.com

Bench Saddler / Saddle Fitter to work alongside a Master Saddler and 2 SMS Qualified Saddle Fitters

An opportunity to join S. Milner & Son, an established, well known family run saddlery business in the heart of Leicestershire.  We offer our customers an honest, high quality saddle fitting service, whether we are checking their own saddles or fitting a new one.  We offer a mobile saddle fitting service as well as having excellent on-site facilities to carry out the job.  Our on-site workshop is managed by a Master Saddler who has been with us for over 40 years and whose quality of craftsmanship is exceptional. Our workshop takes on tack and other leather good repairs as well as making our own made to measure bridle work.
The ideal candidate would be a qualified bench saddler who also has extensive saddle fitting experience, ideally being a QSF, however we would consider a candidate who does not currently hold a qualification if they can demonstrate good saddle fitting knowledge.
We are looking for a highly motivated individual who can work on their own as well as part of a small team, with great customer service skills.  The position will involve both bench saddlery work and saddle fitting.  This position could be available on a full time or part time basis – finding the right person is more important.  We will provide access to a company vehicle for saddle fitting appointments.

Please respond in the first instance by email, enclosing a current CV to:   enquiries@smilnerandson.com

Qualified Saddle Fitter

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our existing team, covering appointments throughout Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset.  We are currently looking for a Qualified Saddle Fitter to join us from our base in Exeter, Devon, covering appointments across the Southwest.

Nutwell Saddlery is one of the largest Society of Master Saddlers approved saddle retailers and fitters in the South West, renowned for its superb facilities and service.  Established in 2005, we offer a fully mobile service providing new saddles as well as a remedial saddle fitting service.  Our current team consists of three Society of Master Saddlers Qualified Saddle Fitters and our onsite Master Saddler, who are supported fully by our dedicated office team.
The successful candidate must be qualified or near gaining their qualification, hardworking with a real passion for what we do.  Our package includes a competitive salary based on experience, use of a company van for all appointments, phone, professional membership fees and company pension.

This position is ideally full time; however, we are happy to discuss any part time requirements.

For further information, please contact Kerry or Kayleigh on 01392 877896 or if you would like to apply for this position, please send your CV and covering letter to Kayleigh@nutwellsaddlery.co.uk.

Luxway Canine Supplies

Best Bridle Leather Crafts person required.  To work from home on bespoke Dog Collars and Leads.  Must be able to stitch to a high level.

Salary paid by piece work.

Please contact Pauline Ash   01303812440 (Mon-Fri…10am -4pm)       sales@luxwaycanine.co.uk

Saddles Direct: Vacancy for a Saddle Fitter / Consultant.


Saddles Direct established 2006 is the UK’s largest distributor of used saddles in the UK. We are one of the only to offer a free trial service on all new and used saddles online and in store from our base at Crow Wood Equestrian in Burnley.  The company has grown and diversified significantly over the past few years now offering Nationwide Saddle fitting services, our own brand or high quality saddles. We also have a bit bank and offer a selection of bespoke riding boots and hats.

Due to continued growth we are looking for a motivated, positive and hard-working individual to take on the role of Saddle Fitter / Consultant.   The successful candidate must be tenacious and customer focused with the ability to work in a fast paced environment. Our philosophy is to help deliver to our customers the very best customer service experience and Saddle Fitting advice.


•To ensure all our customers in all situations have an exceptional experience with the saddles direct brand. 
•Help customers choose the right saddles to trial in store and online, we have a huge volume of customers needing saddle fitting advice over the telephone, by email and in store.
•Deliver the complete sales cycle, from the potential customer's initial enquiry to the close of sale and further on-selling with saddle fitting accessories etc. 
•Develop, maintain and nurture relationships with existing and potential customers, to identify sales opportunities. 
•Create and implement improved sales plans.
•Meet and exceed current and monthly revenue targets
•Maintain a high performance work ethic in line with company values and management expectations
•Excellent administration skills with high attention to detail and the ability to multi task


Great people skills, friendly, hard-working, outgoing, honest with a can do attitude. 


Equestrian knowledge and Saddle Fitting experience is essential. Retail experience especially in regards to consumer rights is preferred although not essential. 

This role could be part or full time with hours to be agreed and we can be flexible but will include 2 Saturday’s per month. You may be required to work away at trade shows, salary depending on age and experience and generous staff discounts. 

Please apply by email with your CV, your current or expected salary and your preferred hours to the Manager, chloe@saddlesdirect.co.uk


Seeking employment
My name is Katja and I´m a very passionate and hardworking person looking for a position where I can finish my training as a saddle fitter.
I´m finishing my level 3 qualifications in bridle and saddle making this January.  My next goal is to become a qualified saddle fitter.  I have completed the SMS flocking course and passed the exam in August 2018. I also completed the introductory fitting course in 2017. In 2017 I finished the 2 year Cordwiners course at Capel Manor College, where I passed my level 1 and 2 in saddle, harness and bridle making.
As a person I´m a competent, loyal, smiley employee with the ability to achieve tasks when working alone or as part of a team.  I´m a quick learner and have a very high standard in my work.  I have been riding for 15 years and competed in all disciplines from dressage, jumping and a bit of eventing.
The last 19 months I have been working on my own on leatherwork commissions, but I´m ready to take the next step and would love to do more saddle fitting in the future.  I don’t have any specific area or country where I want to go, so please contact me if you are looking for a trainee saddle fitter or if you know of anyone looking for someone like me.

My contact details: Katja Nørgaard tlfno: +4530513070 email: katjan1993@gmail.com

Thank you very much.

Any qualified saddler (or those currently in training) who is looking for employment within the saddlery industry can place their details in this section. Please contact the Society office.

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