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City & Guilds Assured Certificate in Saddle Fitting (Qualified by The Society of Master Saddlers)


Qualification 

Assured Certificate in Saddle Fitting (Qualified by The Society of Master Saddlers)

Duration

18 months - 3 years. 

Study Mode

Self-paced, Hybrid

Course Overview

Open to those who have completed the Introduction to Saddle Fitting or can evidence recognised prior learning in an equivalent course. This course includes theory and practical training to provide you with all the skills necessary to become a successful saddle fitter.

Learn effective evaluation of condition and conformation ready to assess the horses back and take templates prior to saddle fit. Discuss how adjusting saddles can create optimal fit and evaluate the fit of saddles using the SMS Gold Standard 15-point procedure and put this into practise throughout the practical days attendance.

Within this qualification you must also complete an assessment in Saddle Flocking - This unit is provided by our expert external providers. 


Entry Requirements

For this revision page - You must be held on record by The Society of Master Saddlers as having previously attended the Qualified Saddle Fitters Training Course. 


£590

Available to all with an interest in learning more about saddle fitting.

This course is for those interested in completing the Theory only component of the Introduction to Saddle Fit - For Theory and Practical please see the Introduction to Saddle Fit Full Course. 

Course Description

Delve into the world of saddles and learn how saddles are constructed and how to identify common faults within materials.

Identify how conformation of the horse can affect saddle selection and discover why tree width is fundamental to a correctly fitting saddle.

Understand how rider requirements for the saddle and their influence can impact the fit of the saddle.

Begin to develop an understanding of the Gold standard SMS 9-point process of good fit that is used by SMS Qualified Saddle Fitters around the world enhances saddle fit and welfare of the horse.

Comprehensive theory delivered via an interactive online platform allowing self-paced learning.

Course Duration


This course consists of on-demand theory webinars totalling approximately 6 hours and is for those wanting to attend the Practical Day on the 1st November at Moulton College. 

  • Enrolment on payment
£195.83

Available to all with an interest in learning more about saddle fitting.

This course is for those interested in completing the Theory only component of the Introduction to Saddle Fit - For Theory and Practical please see the Introduction to Saddle Fit Full Course. 

Course Description

Delve into the world of saddles and learn how saddles are constructed and how to identify common faults within materials.

Identify how conformation of the horse can affect saddle selection and discover why tree width is fundamental to a correctly fitting saddle.

Understand how rider requirements for the saddle and their influence can impact the fit of the saddle.

Begin to develop an understanding of the Gold standard SMS 9-point process of good fit that is used by SMS Qualified Saddle Fitters around the world enhances saddle fit and welfare of the horse.

Comprehensive theory delivered via an interactive online platform allowing self-paced learning.

Course Duration


This course consists of on-demand theory webinars totalling approximately 6 hours and is for overseas students wanting to complete the Theory only. 

If you are a UK applicant please see our full Introduction Course. 
  • Enrolment on payment
£3430

City & Guilds Assured Certificate in Saddle Fitting (Qualified by The Society of Master Saddlers)


Qualification 

Assured Certificate in Saddle Fitting (Qualified by The Society of Master Saddlers)

Duration

18 months - 3 years. 

Study Mode

Self-paced, Hybrid

You must complete the Theory and attend the Practical Dates of 2nd - 4th July 2024 as part of this course. 

Course Overview

Open to those who have completed the Introduction to Saddle Fitting or can evidence recognised prior learning in an equivalent course. This course includes theory and practical training to provide you with all the skills necessary to become a successful saddle fitter.

Learn effective evaluation of condition and conformation ready to assess the horses back and take templates prior to saddle fit. Discuss how adjusting saddles can create optimal fit and evaluate the fit of saddles using the SMS Gold Standard 15-point procedure and put this into practise throughout the practical days attendance.

Within this qualification you must also complete an assessment in Saddle Flocking - This unit is provided by our expert external providers. 

Course Cost

Non Member Rate = £3430 

Member Rate = £2985

Entry Requirements

You need to have experience of working around horses. 

Ideally you will have completed The Society of Master Saddlers Introduction to Saddle Fitting Course or Equivalent


All course bookings are subject to The Society of Master Saddlers Booking Terms and Conditions.

  • Enrolment on payment