Master Saddler (1987) and Proprietor SMS Qualified saddle fitter (1995)
After serving a four-year saddlery apprenticeship Wendy joined White Rose Saddlery in 1987 as a newly qualified Master Saddler. She has been a long-standing member of the Society of Master Saddlers and sat on the Executive Committee for 4 years. She also attained the Society of Master Saddlers Saddle Fitters Qualification in 1995.
Wendy has also ridden on the flat as an amateur jockey and is currently eventing her ex racehorse Barton Blount.
Les joined White Rose Saddlery in 2012 and has trained to become a Qualified Saddler. His City and Guilds Level 2 saddle received a prize at ‘The Society of Master Saddlers National Saddlery Competition’ in London. Les has also achieved the British Horse Society Assistant Instructors examination as well as his class 2 HGV license.
Upon finishing school Fiona was destined to work with horses and moved South from Scotland to work with racehorses. She furthered her career by training to become a saddler, attaining Level 3 saddle and bridle making at college. Fiona has returned to White Rose Saddlery after having a family during which time she also successfully trained Point to Pointers. Her racing highlights are training winners at Cheltenham and Aintree.
Liz joined the team in 2018 as office administrator and website developer. She is a farmer’s wife and rides out daily for a local race horse trainer. She has taken part in the ‘Kiplingcotes’ Derby which she won and the ‘Newmarket Town Plate’ in which she was second. Having owned and trained pointers she presently owns two N/H horses which are in training with Mike Sowersby.
Noel has worked for White Rose Saddlery for over 20 years and is an important team member in our office. Noel has an abundance of experience from 17 years spent working in numerous offices prior to becoming self-employed in 1998. His first secretarial job in horseracing was for the late Jimmy Fitzgerald. He has several bookkeeping jobs for a few local trainers in and around Malton.