THE BUSINESS SECTOR
Haddon Training Apprentices wipe the floor at the recent Master Saddlers Annual National Competition
The Society of Master Saddlers hosted their Annual National Competition on the 1st February, 2012, at Saddlers Hall in central London.
The Worshipful Company of Saddlers is one of the oldest Livery companies in the country; its roots can be traced back as far as 1160. Each year there is much excitement about the awards and guests will travel from all over the world to attend.
The entrants, a mixture of both experienced Master Saddlers, Apprentices and Advanced Apprentices, produced a very high standard of leatherwork in categories such as English Astride Saddle, Leather Toy or Game, Open Bridle, Miniature Equipment and Open Harness.
Haddon Training’s Abby Nowell, apprentice to Chris Taylor of Saddlers Den, had a particularly successful evening taking Best Head Collar and Leather Lead Rein, Best Apprentice Harness entry and Best Apprentice entry. Abby had only just signed up for her Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship.
Other Haddon Training learners were also very well received being placed in the following categories:
Class 1: Abby Nowell and Verity Smith
Class 10: 1st Joanna Heard
3rd Lauren Barton
Class 111b: 1st Joanna Heard
2nd Rachel Davie
3rd Tanis Brain
Level 2 Modern Apprentice Awards - Elouise Caisley, Verity Smith, Karin Cope
Level 3 Advanced Modern Apprentice Awards - Laura Kitchiner and Lauren Barton
City & Guilds Bursday Award Winner to collect her prize at the Lion Awards in London - Abby Nowell.
Many many congratulations to all of you!