Kelly Jones
Saddlery
Alborada Trust
Autumn | 2018

In the four years that Kelly Jones has been working with leather, she has completed her City & Guilds Level 2 and 3 Bridle, Level 2 Harness, and is working towards her Level 3 Harness. She her bridles and a range of small leather goods as KellyJ Leather.

Standard saddlery training does not cover Kelly’s major interest - specialist, modern bridles, particularly for the different demands of eventing - but Master Saddler Issi Russell, impressed by her perfectionism and potential, has offered 10 weeks of training. This will build on Kelly’s traditional knowledge and cover measurement, pattern making and stitching for a range of bridle styles.

“Through the QEST Alborada Trust Scholarship, I will be able to design and produce bespoke bridles to national competition standard that are comfortable for the horse and promote best performance for both horse and rider.”