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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