Training In Leatherwork & Saddlery Skills

All our leatherwork is handmade in our own workshop using traditional techniques and the finest quality English leather. 


About Us

Saddlers Den

Saddler’s Den provides all the services you would expect to find at a saddlery workshop, from making bespoke items to a full repair and saddle fitting service.

Proprietor, Chris Taylor is a fully qualified Master Saddler and member of the Society of Master Saddler’s so you can be assured of a professional service.

Our History

Saddler’s Den is a maker of high quality bespoke leather work, established in 1996 by Chris Taylor. Chris had worked in the Saddlery trade for many years prior to the opening of Saddler’s Den, and he is a ‘Master Saddler’, a member of the ‘Society of Master Saddlers’, and a published author, with his first book, ‘Leatherwork: a Practical Guide’ published in 2010. 

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Saddlers Den

Saddler’s Den, 60 Norwood Avenue, Southport, PR9 7EQ

01704 228370

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Meet The Team

Chris

Master Saddler Chris established the Saddler's Den in 1996, and has amassed 40 years of experience within the industry. Chris is currently the President of The Society of Master Saddlers, after being on the committee for six years. He is also a published author, with the informative Leatherwork: A Practical Guide.  

Louise

Master Saddler & Master Harness Maker Louise started her career as an apprentice in North Devon, and has 32 years of experience. Louise began working at the Saddler's Den in 2007, and has been a key member of staff ever since. One of the original graduates from the Saddlery Training Centre, Louise holds a wealth of knowledge and qualifications.

Amy

Amy began training 2014, and is a graduate from the Capel Manor College. Amy came on board at the Saddlers Den in 2016 having held a keen interest in horse riding from an early age. Amy holds qualifications in the City & Guilds  accredited Saddle, Bridle, and Harness skills test, and has completed the Soceity of Master Saddler's introductory to saddle fitting and bridle fitting courses.

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