Abbey England is to launch its third Saddlery Scholarship with a prize of £500 worth of workshop tools going to the lucky winner of this successful scheme.
The 2019 winner, Lucy Cushley, has kept everyone updated with her progress of her career through her monthly blog on the Abbey England website.
“It’s been great to have won the scholarship from Abbey England and my new specialist tools have been put to good use over the past months. It’s also been a privilege to have been given a space on the monthly website blog and I have really enjoyed writing on there.”
Abbey England is well known for supplying 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 be able to continue our support of trainee saddle makers through our Abbey England Scholarship for 2020.”
“These trainees are the future of the industry and we are always delighted to see so many of them at the annual Society of Master Saddlers National Competition bringing new ideas and techniques into practice alongside the traditional saddle and harness work.”
Abbey England, which is based in Cheshire and is a true family business, 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 and supporting British manufacturing is part of Abbey England’s heritage. Where possible, the company sources UK-made products and maintains its own manufacturing in the heart of Walsall. Employing traditional skills, the company produces vital solid brass saddlery components and harness fittings for the industry in its own historic foundry.
The Abbey England Scholarship is open all applicants who are in their first or second year of saddlery training (please specify your course and college) and those who have experience within the saddlery and/or leather trade and are looking to advance their knowledge and skill set through further training.
Applicants this year will be asked to supply their biography in video format in addition to completing the online form.
To enter, please visit www.abbeyengland.com/blog/2019/09/25/abbey-launch-2020-scholarship/ and download the Abbey England Scholarship Application.
The deadline for entering the scholarship search is Friday 29th November 29, 2019.
Email your entry to IshbelJohnson@abbeyengland.com marked ‘Abbey England Scholarship 2020’.
For further information visit www.abbeyengland.com