Calling all trainee saddlers ……

Abbey England are offering a new scholarship programme to trainee saddlers for 2017.

Are you interested in applying but don’t know if you are eligible? If this sounds like you, or you are simply interested in finding out more, the scholarship is open to the following:

·      individual trainee saddle makers who have started the journey to become a Master Saddler and are currently in training;

·      trainee saddler makers currently attending one of the recognised saddlery training courses; and

·      are self-learning saddlery manufacture with the aim of working up to one of the City & Guilds Level 2 qualifications in Bridle, Saddle or Harness making.

If you meet one of the criteria set out above, you will need to write in no more than 500 words why you deserve to win, what it would mean to you and what your ambitions are for the future.  Your application should also include your contact details and a photograph of yourself.

Finally, the Abbey England scholarship is not just open to UK based applicants. Anyone who qualifies can apply.

Applications should be sent via email to Ishbel Johnson at:

They must be received by November 2017 and it is hoped they will be awarded in January 2018.

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