Our SMS Qualified Saddle Fitters

David Dyer – Managing Director and SMS Qualified Saddle Fitter

David has been working in the equine industry for 40 years, owning and running retail shops and working 6 days a week as a saddle fitter. David has seen every shape and type of horse and rider combination, using this experience he buys in the best stock for our saddle fitting business and online shop.

 

Most people in the area know David, but if you don’t, here is a little bit more about him.  David is a qualified Society of Master Saddles (SMS) Saddle Fitter and now works to teach the next generation of saddle fitters and is a regular examiner for the SMS saddle fitting exam.   David has held some of the most prestigious positions within the industry, including President of the Society of Master Saddles and enjoys helping to judge the National Saddlery Competition whenever he can.

David has a wealth of experience, but it is his openness to innovation and engagement with new technology that keeps his business booming.  The saddlery industry is changing and we are changing with it; changeable gullet plates, shoulder free panels, pressure tested girths and bridles are a few examples of the advancement in equine industry and all can be found at David Dyer Saddles.

Freya Weller – SMS Qualified Saddler and SMS Qualified Saddle Fitter

Freya is an SMS Qualified Saddler and SMS Qualified Saddle Fitter, she covers most of our saddle fitting appointments in the Essex area and works in the David Dyer Saddles workshop with Master Saddler Guy Barrett.  

Freya studied at Capel Manor College before she joined our team.  She has completed her Society of Master Saddlers training with David and qualified at Saddlery Training Centre in Salisbury.  Her work is of the highest standard and we are proud to have her working for us.  You can either book a saddle fitting appointment with Freya on 07889 746113 or drop by the workshop at Frogpool Manor Farm.

Freya is the proud owner of our workshop mascot, Maisie! Maisie is a 6-year-old liver and white German short haired pointer and can often be found sleeping in her bed in the workshop or office.  Maisie is very friendly and always like customers to come and say hello.

Rachel Lok – SMS Qualified Saddler and SMS Qualified Saddle Fitter

Rachel is one of our saddle fitting team and joined us in May 2019 after training in Devon.  Rachel is both a qualified Saddler, Saddle Fitter and more recently a qualified Harness Maker working with a wide range of bespoke pieces and repairs in the David Dyer Saddles workshop with Master Saddler Guy Barrett.  

Rachel studied at Capel Manor College for two years before training in saddle fitting at a saddlery in Devon and finally in May 2019 she joined the team.  She has completed her training at the Saddlery Training Centre in Salisbury and competes in the National Saddlery Competition every year!  Her work is of the highest standard and we are proud to have her working in our workshop.  You can either drop by the workshop at Frogpool Manor Farm or call the diary to make a saddle fitting appointment 07889 746 113.

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