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Qualified Bridle Fitting – Practical

21/08/2023 9:00 am

23/08/2023 5:00 pm

Criteria for Attendance

Candidates must:

  • have previously attended the Society’s Introductory Course in Bridle Fitting or are experienced SMS Master Saddler
  • Have some experience in bridle fitting
  • three years recommended prior to sitting assessment

Assessment & Award

Candidates will be assessed on the following procedures:

406 - Nosebands, bit identification and their use
407 - Bespoke bridle fitting and measuring (snaffle bridle)
408 - Bridle fitting (double bridle)
409 - Specialist Bridles, accessories and fault finding
411  -  Bridle fitting and measuring synoptic written test


On passing Assessment Candidates are awarded the City & Guilds SMS Certificate in Bridle Fitting. The Qualification Handbook is available here

Successful candidates can then apply to join the Society as a Qualified Bridle Fitter

    Complete this form to register your interest in attending the SMS Qualified Bridle Fitters' Course. Doing so does not hold you to any obligation, but does mean that your contact details will be added to our database so that we can send you additional information on and payment details for relevant courses.

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    On receipt of your completed form, you will be contacted by the office by email or phone. Further details will be requested so that we can initiate registration with City & Guilds. There is a fee associated with this registration.