Laura Dempsey is an accomplished Master Saddler and maker of Side Saddles using both modern and traditional methods, with her achievements recognized and awarded in competition. She has won on
Old Side Saddles
still in good condition are increasingly difficult to obtain as many are now beginning to reach the end of their days. It’s not just the leather that deteriorates with time but also Trees can become weaker with age.
Whilst existing saddles can be refurbished, why not consider commissioning a new one? Laura is five times winner of the Side Saddle Association Trophy (2003, 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2011) which is awarded to the Side Saddle entry displaying the highest quality of workmanship at the SMS Annual competitions. In 2008, with one of her Side Saddles, she was also winner of the Bruce Emtage Memorial Trophy for the Best Overall Entry at the Society of Master Saddlers Annual National
An appointment can be arranged to visit yourself and your horse and discuss all the options available. You may be pleasantly surprised at the reasonable cost of a brand new, 100% hand made saddle. A price list is also available. Please contact Laura for one.