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.
To date she has won prizes with her saddles 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
the tree can become weaker with age.
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
(pictured above), she was also winner of the Bruce Emtage Memorial Trophy for the Best Overall Entry at the Society of Master Saddlers Annual National
New saddles are occassionally made and
offered for sale. Please contact Laura to
enquire what may be coming up for sale.