QEST Scholarship Review #1

QEST Scholarship Review #1

Becoming A Scholar If you have been following my journey, you will know that back in November 2020 I was awarded a Scholarship with the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST). I wrote a blog about Becoming a QEST Scholar here. You may want to read it before reading this update. Since being announced as the '2020 QEST Saddlers' Company Scholar' I have not been able to do any of the practical training I planned, due to National lockdown restrictions. Online Training However, I have been able to purchase a couple of new tools I need for when I do start training and I've been doing some online training with QEST and the British Equestrian Trade Association, more commonly known as BETA. The training masterclasses with QEST have mainly been for an administrative and promotional aspect, particularly focusing on social media and PR. Whereas the training with BETA was more of a practical theory aspect, where we looked as different types of bits, their uses...
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10 Interesting Facts About Me: The Lady Saddler

10 Interesting Facts About Me: The Lady Saddler

Hey, Welcome to 2021! Here are 10 interesting facts about me that I thought you would like to know.I have had quite a lot of new followers recently and with the MASSIVE increase in business the end of last year, I also have a lot of new people joining me on my mailing list [Thank you]. Have You Joined My Mailing List Yet? Introduction I thought now would be a good a time as any to re-introduce myself. I do try to keep my ABOUT PAGE on the website up-to-date, but just in case you haven't seen that yet, here are some extra fun facts about me.So, if you don't know me personally, my name is Clair. I'm married and have two children. We live in a small village called Enville, which is on the border of South Staffordshire, Shropshire, Worcestershire and The Black Country.Both my husband and I were born and bred in Dudley, a Black Country town, but we moved out...
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A One Of A Kind January Offer

A One Of A Kind January Offer

Welcome to The Lady Saddler's January offer. Laura Fiddaman Photography | Rural Branding Have you had a new pony for Christmas but it has come with an awful bridle? Or maybe you need a new bridle for your existing horse but Santa forgot to leave you one. Don’t panic, I can help! From just £250, you can have a regular cavesson style bridle, handmade from the finest of British Sedgwick Bridle leather and high quality stainless steel fittings, specially made to fit your horse or pony. Additionally, during the month of January, I am offering you a FREE set of reins* to go with your new bridle. In order to book a consultation, contact Clair via email at [email protected] or call 07717 3693932. Terms and Conditions All leather work is handmade using the finest of Sedgwick Bridle leather in a variety of colour options, along with high quality stainless steel fittings. Reins are made using a traditional hook stud billet and are made to measure you and your horse or...
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Wishing You All A Happy And Prosperous New Year

Wishing You All A Happy And Prosperous New Year

The New Year is entering its first full day of life and I would like to be one of the first people to wish you a very happy and prosperous new year. 2020 is now behind us and we should all look forward to a new year with new potential and new opportunities, regardless of what happens. OK, so we didn't get away with not being in a higher Tier [thanks Boris] and it is still possible for us to head into another national lock down, but hey, we'll get through it. We have the last two times. Nevertheless, I'm a big believer of what we focus on grows. So, for now focus on what a great year 2021 is going to be. Make plans, even if they are provisional. At least you have something to aim towards. Whatever happens, I hope you will join me on my new adventure as a QEST Scholar this year and if you are looking for a...
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2020: My Review Of This Strange Year

2020: My Review Of This Strange Year

As we near the end of 2020, I see in the distance, a promise of a New Year. Grateful I am sitting quietly in my living room, alongside my husband, two children, three dogs and two cats. (Yes, we really do have THAT many pets LOL). We are grateful at just how lucky we are to still have each other here, safe and well. We have all experienced the strangest year of our lives, so far, and I realise for some, it has been truly awful… …BUT… …we have to also remember (and be grateful) for the fact that we are the lucky ones. The chosen ones, maybe, that have been given an opportunity in 2020 to learn, adapt and teach our future generations on how to be better humans. Mother Earth Source: wallpaperaccess.com Mother Earth renews herself through the seasons every year. She heals the damage humanity has caused and yet still continues to provide us with raw materials and energy in order to live in...
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