01449 711642

USA Introductory Saddle Fitting

Date: 10th and 11th April 2021
Venue: Troupe Run Stables, 13720 Cearfoss Pike Hagerstown, MD 21740

Length Of Course:  2 Days, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

$875 (50% deposit, $437.50 due at the time of registration; final deposit due 15 days before the course starts)

Fee includes:
Tuition, midday meals and refreshments (Please note accommodation is not included and must be arranged by the delegate)

Object of the course: To make available the basic principles of the SMS recommended saddle fitting system, as adopted by SMS Registered Qualified Saddle Fitters in the UK, to those with an interest in the equine industry.  This course is suitable for those wishing to regulate their fitting procedures, those entering the saddle fitting field and horse professionals wishing to further their education.

Criteria for attendance:
Criteria for attendance: Candidates will have an interest in the equine industry.  The course is open to all retail and associated personnel in the saddlery trade, equine professionals, therapists, massage therapists, veterinarians, farriers, trainers, and teachers.  Preference will be given to those who own or are employed by a business which is retailing saddles manufactured in the UK. 

Please Note:  This course does not lead to a qualification; however, a confirmation of attendance will be presented and eligible candidates will be able to progress to the 'Qualification' course which takes place in the UK.  (Further information on the qualification course is available on request)

Dress Code & Tools: Course attendees should come dressed in proper clothing and footwear suitable for working around horses, no loose, flappy clothing, hard soled sturdy boots that cover the ankle. No tools are needed for this course, but please feel free to bring any saddle questions!

Barn Address-     11655 Rocky Meadow Rd, Clear Spring, MD 21722, Phone- 301-302-5234 cell (best)
From hotel turn right out of drive onto Clear Spring road (towards town & traffic light), turn left on to Mulberry street (M&T Bank on your left and Post Office) go up the hill to stop sign, at stop turn left on to Big Pool road (leave town, cross bridge that runs over highway) travel approx 2.5 miles to a one lane bridge, after crossing take the 1st road on your right, Rocky Meadow road, go approx ΒΌ mile, the farm is on the right, Stoneleigh Farm, gravel drive, black mailbox, farm sign, follow the drive to house, on the left is a small parking lot, please park perpendicular to the gate and fence near the lot, follow the fence to a set of steps and the basement, this is where the classroom/workroom is located.

Hotel Accommodations:  Clear Spring Area (5 min from course site):  Holiday Inn Express- 12426 Houck Ave, Clear Spring MD 21722, 301-842-0290 from 89.99 per night
Hagerstown Area (about 15 min from course site): Plaza Inn, Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Microtel, Clarion, Best Western and Econolodge.

Download Application Form pdf

Please complete and return the application form to register your interest in attending.

Contact details:
1684 Hendershot Road,
PA 17267



Contact name:
Mrs Annette Gavin