5 Mother’s Day Gifts Perfect For Horsey Mums

5 Mother’s Day Gifts Perfect For Horsey Mums

Mother's day will soon be upon us, with it falling on Sunday 22nd March this year. If like me, your mum does not have an equestrian bone in her body then getting her some chocolates or flowers, for instance, could be just fine. However, if you have a horsey mum who has absolutely everything she needs for herself and her horse, then I guarantee I have something you could surprise her with below. Gift Ideas Personalised Leather Bracelet This simple gift idea can be made extra special by having your mum's name or initials stamped into the leather. BUY NOW Stirrup Keyring An original design by the lady saddler, this strong and eye catching accessory to your keys is a must for all horsey mums. You can even make it more personal by having your mum's initials stamped in between the stirrup iron. BUY NOW Gift Vouchers Gift Vouchers are a great alternative if you know your mum would prefer something more bespoke and made to...
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My Journey So Far

My Journey So Far

I have been very lucky to gain new followers recently and so I thought it was time to update you all on my journey so far. 2015 If we roll back to five years ago, I was 35 years old and losing the will to live in a corporate job that I no longer had a passion or drive for. As an equestrienne, I thought about working with horses, but I wanted to do more than just muck them out or ride them. I was already an experienced seamstress and had undertaken fashion and pattern cutting qualifications some years before, so I thought about doing something along the same lines. After doing a couple of leatherwork courses with Chris Taylor at Saddlers Den in Southport, I had found my new calling. I knew from that day forth I wanted to learn how to make saddlery the traditional way. 2016 I spent almost a year on a waiting list, before being accepted onto a self-funded Adult Training Scheme with...
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National Saddlery Competition 2020

National Saddlery Competition 2020

The annual National Saddlery Competition 2020 took place at Saddlers' Hall in London on Monday (3rd Feb). I only entered the one class with my 17.5" GP Saddle that I made for my Level 3 saddle making qualification assessment last year. Amazingly, I WON my category and received a premium award too. HRH Princess Anne, who is a Perpetual Master of The Worshipful Company of Saddlers was in attendance also but unfortunately, I missed out shaking her hand and shook the Lord Mayors instead. Due to having a young family, we always drive down to London and back on the same day so we can be there for the children the next day but many stay over. The evening starts around 4.15 pm where we browse the entries and see what has potentially won a prize, but we never know who's won what until the actual prize-giving event. At 5.00 pm we were all ushered into the main hall for the prize-giving. Always a great spectacle....
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My Top 5 Valentines Gift Ideas

My Top 5 Valentines Gift Ideas

In just over two weeks, some of us (including me), will be waiting in anticipation for a valentines gift off our loved one, or anyone if you're not fussy lol 🤣🙈. I thought I'd share my five favourite items I would like, not particularly for Valentines but any time (Lyndon!? hint, hint!) You may find some of these ideas appealing if so, feel free to share this post. The Lady Saddler OK, so this is a shameless plug of my own business but why not? I genuinely love what I have created here. The new colour, London Tan is divine and I love to pair it with my blue jeans and the mustard jumper I got for Christmas. Why wouldn't I want to share it with you?! The Stirrup Collection is currently made up of a unique 3/4" width leather belt with a stirrup iron as a buckle and a 5" leather keyring embellished with a stirrup iron. Available in four different colours and a...
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Best Selling Product Expands

Best Selling Product Expands

As you may have read back in September 2018, the Stirrup Keyring was one of my best selling products. Well, this year I thought I'd enhance the collection by adding another colour to the range... NEWMARKET TAN Saddlers know this colour of leather as 'London Tan'. However, I tend to refer to it as Newmarket Tan as it reminds me of the infamous Newmarket racing blankets that racehorses wear. Introducing the new Stirrup Keyring I personally love this colour and therefore have chosen to introduce it to my accessories collection for the forthcoming year. With some new and exciting products coming this year I definitely want to make them in this colour, so if you love this colour as much as I do, then watch this space. The Newmarket Tan Stirrup keyring will be going live on the website next weekend on Saturday 1st February 2020. BRASS OR NICKEL The only choice you will need to make is whether you go for the brass stirrup iron or the...
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