Capel Manor College is London’s only specialist land-based college, offering a diverse range of full and part-time courses in further and higher education for school leavers and adults. The College is the only college in Europe to offer full-time saddlery courses with 25 year’s reputation for excellence in leathercraft.
Capel Manor College’s saddlery and leatherwork courses are taught at their Enfield campus, set amongst 30 acres of picturesque gardens and green space. Students are taught in the College’s leather workshop, located within historic Victorian stables.
The College offers the prestigious and historic Worshipful Company of Cordwainers’ Diploma in Saddle, Harness and Bridle Making, Cordwainers’ Diploma in Shoemaking as well as a range of other leatherwork part-time courses. Through practical demonstrations and hands-on workshops, the College helps to provide its students with the skill set needed for working within the leather industries. The skills learnt are transferable, and their students go on to work with a wide range of employers such as the British Army and fashion designers.
David Kempsell (who is also a fully qualified SMS saddle fitter) combined his product design training with his passion for horse welfare and performance to revolutionise the way saddles are constructed. The result is the totally modular WOW™ saddle. The unique features include Flair™ air flocking; the tree with lateral flexion allowing complete freedom of the horse’s shoulder; 23 headplates in a huge range of angles and styles; and at least 15 panel designs in each tree size. Add a wide choice of seat and flaps, and the options become almost infinite, allowing a perfect result for horse, rider and discipline. Ensuring that perfect fit is a worldwide team of experienced Wow Saddle retailers, trained by David to provide an excellent service wherever you are. The icing on the cake is the choice of bespoke finishes. Patent, coloured and embossed leathers, coloured and patterned stitching, and decorative crystal options are available to make your Wow saddle truly one of a kind.
Lucton School equestrian centre is set within 14 acres of the beautiful North Herefordshire countryside, with two all-weather areas, and miles of off road hacking. Our staff are BHS qualified, and we have a range of well-schooled horses and ponies to suit all needs. Whether riders are complete beginners, competent riders improving their dressage, jumping, and competition skills, or training towards professional qualifications, we can help them improve their horsemanship in a friendly, encouraging and safe environment.
We are a Pony Club Centre, and alongside their studies, Lucton Students can study BTEC and GCSE qualifications in horse management & stable management. Our sixth formers have the opportunity to study for the BHS Assistant Instructors Certificate.
- Livery options are available to pupils.
- Arena Hire available.
- External lessons are available.