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SMS Events 2021

We have a full and varied diary of events running in 2021 to appeal to all areas of our membership

Introductory Bridle Fitting Course - Theory Webinars total 4 hours
    9th February      5 - 7pm
    10th February     5 - 7pm
Webinar fee to members: £100 + VAT    Practical day to be confirmed

Introductory Saddle Fitting Course - Theory Webinar total 6 hours
    8th April    9-30am start
Webinar fee to members £150 + VAT    Practical day to be confirmed

Different Tools for Different Jobs & Tool care - Practical event subject to Covid-19
4th May at Cirencester Saddlers
Making the most out of your tools, making a leather strop, demonstration of electric sharpeners, health and safety (how not to lose a finger!)
Fee:  £65 + VAT

Basic Saddle Repairs for Saddle Fitters - Practical events subject to Covid-19
6th May, Mark Romain, STC
21st July, Chris Taylor, Saddlers Den, Merseyside
18th August, Ian Hastilow, South Wales
10th November, Laurence Pearman, Cirencester Saddlers
Attendees to bring own saddles to work on and a small charge for materials on the day as necessary.
Module content: Basic stitching, Girth straps, Lacing in panel, balance & point straps, using a staple gun and general repairs.
Fee:  £65 + VAT

The Art of Girthing 15th & 17th June 2021.  Webinars over two evenings 7.30-9.00pm
Fee: £20 inc VAT
Content: Girth techniques & welfare, Types of girths available, Girth Sleeves, Pressure issues and poor girthing, Girthing for conformation.

Basic Leather Carving - Practical events subject to Covid-19
11th October 2021 at Saddlers' Den
18th October 2021 at Cirencester Saddlers
Lecturer Chris Taylor    Fee: £65

Trade Showcase Webinars.  Topics for 2021 & dates to be confirmed 7.00 - 9.00pm
Previous Showcase recording available on web site in Members' area.
The Training Centre Walsall, presented by Patrick Burns
Frank Baines Saddlery, presented by Garry Baines
BETA International, presented by Claire Thomas
Others as arranged - Free attendance

SMS Conference - 6th November 2021

Saddle Fitters' Refresher Webinar  - date to be confirmed