Christopher Gransbury

2011 QEST Scholar - Saddlery & Harness Making

A lifetime passion for horses caused Chris to leave his role as Head Concierge at Browns Hotel to train in saddlery, harness making and leather restoration. He spent three years training at Capel Manor College and a QEST Scholarship enabled him to further his skills at the Saddle Training Centre in Wiltshire.  Here he acquired additional knowledge in harness and collar making and QEST also funded a course at the MacGregor and Michael Leathercourse in Tetbury where he gained a better understanding of leather restoration.

Chris has since received commissions for many bespoke products, been awarded prizes and premium awards at the Society of Master Saddlers national competition and been presented with the Tony Byrne (Harness) Memorial Trophy.