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Abbey England Launch Saddlery Scholarship

Abbey England has launched an exciting new Saddlery Scholarship that will see the
lucky recipient winning £500 worth of workshop tools.
Whatever your chosen career in the craft saddlery industry whether you are looking
to become a Master Saddler, Master Harness Maker or Bridle craft expert, the Abbey
England Scholarship is open to everyone currently on a trainee or apprenticeship
programme.

The team at Knutsford-based Abbey England is well known as ‘Suppliers to
Workshops Worldwide’ and is the one-stop- shop for all saddlery tools, leather,
threads, textiles and saddle trees.
Said Richard Brown of Abbey England: “We are delighted to launch the Abbey
England Scholarship and to be supporting trainee saddle makers who are the future
of the industry.

“Each year at the Society of Master Saddlers National Competition it is wonderful to
see so many young and up and coming saddlers who are breathing new life into the
industry and are without doubt the future of the saddlery world as they embrace new
ideas and technologies combined with the history and heritage British saddlery is so
well known for.”

Founded in 1982 by the late Gerald Brown and his family, Abbey England prides itself on supplying top quality, British-made materials and tools and is one of the
market leaders in equestrian wholesale suppliers. The business was awarded a
Royal Warrant in 1995 for the supply of saddlery workshop materials to the Royal
Mews.

Being British is part of Abbey England’s heritage and as a manufacturing company
employing traditional skills in an industry where many skills are being lost, the family
team feels proud to be able to keep part of that heritage alive, preserving the skills
required as manufacturing returns to the UK. Buying British to support British
manufacturing is of key importance to the team at Abbey.

The Abbey England Scholarship is open to the following: Open to all individual trainee saddlers who have started the journey to become a Master Saddler and are currently in training. Are attending one of the recognised saddlery training courses. Or are self-learning saddlery manufacture with the aim of working up to one of
the City & Guilds Level 2 qualifications in Bridle, Saddle or Harness making.

To enter write in no more than 500 words why you deserve to win, what it would
mean to you and tell us about your ambitions for the future. Provide contact details
and attach a photograph of yourself. The deadline for entering the scholarship search is November 30, 2017.

Email your entry to IshbelJohnson@abbeyengland.com marked Abbey England Scholarship.

For further information visit www.abbeyengland.com

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