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STAGE 3
PROFESSIONAL SADDLE FITTING AWARD
BLENDED LEARNING:
DISTANCE LEARNING PLUS
5 DAY
PRACTICAL COURSE, ASSESSMENT & EXTERNSHIP
DURATION 6-18 MONTHS
 

Become a qualified saddle fitter with the IASF. Suitable for equine professionals and aspiring saddle fitters who have completed IASF stage 1 & 2 or other recognised saddle fitter training course (see pre-requisites). 

After successful completion of this course and assessments you will be awarded the Professional Saddle Fitting Award (Stage 3) accredited by LANTRA and gain certification from a nationally recognised body. This qualifies students to obtain relevant insurance and work as a professional saddle fitter in the UK and abroad and gain qualified status with the Equine Fitters Council. 

Complete your Professional Saddle Fitting Award and learn how to accurately assess saddle fit, conduct saddle fitting consultations, apply short term solutions to improve or correct saddle fitting issues and select and approve a suitable saddle for any horse and rider combination.

Candidates will need to complete online learning and assignments which must be completed prior to attending practical training. 

A total of 36 hours CPD is required annually to maintain stage 3 certification.

Upon enrolment of this course students will be furnished with a Individual Learning Plan to ensure we meet your expectations and can tailor our teaching approach to accommodate your learning style and any additional needs you may have. 

PRACTICAL COURSE DURATION 

5 Days inclusive

COURSE AIM

 

The aim of the course is to arm you with all the information, training and knowledge required to professionally assess the fit of any brand of saddle to a high standard. 

 

CONTENT 

The course will take in in-depth look at all aspects of saddle fitting, saddle construction, gait analysis, anatomy, back assessment, rider influence and biomechanics. Upon completion and successful assessment you will be certified to conduct a professional and successful saddle fitting business.

ENROLMENT 

To enrol on this course you must have completed the IASF stage 1 & 2 courses or completed other saddle fitter training. In order to enrol students should select their preferred practical training date from the list to your right.

 

Students will then be required to sign up to the Stage 3 Student plan which is included in the enrolment cost. A code will be provided to you upon booking your practical date. 

Upon accessing the Stage 3 Student Plan candidates may begin their online learning immediately. Online learning includes written text as well as video courses along with assignments. Please allow approximately 40 hours to complete the online learning.  

All distance learning assignments must be completed prior to attending the practical course.  

During the practical element students will be required to work safely and effectively around horses to put their theory into practice. 

A mock practical assessment of skill will be conducted on day 3 , formal assessment will take place on day 5. 

Following the practical 5 day course students will be required to carry out an externship which consists of 10 x case studies and a written theory test. Case studies and the theory test cannot be started until students have attended the practical training. 

Failure to attain the required standard during any assessment element will result in a fail. Failed elements will need to be re-taken at additional cost and must be a minimum of 6 months following the first assessment. 

Additional training days can be arranged depending on the students requirements. Additional costs for extra training days will be incurred. 

Payment can be made in two instalments. The current total cost is £2950. This can be split into two instalments of £1475 upon enrolment with the remaining £1475 payable a minimum of 30 days prior to attending the practical session. Alternatively students can pay in one lump sum at the time of enrolment. Finance also available. Please visit International Academy of Saddle Fitters - Kandoo

Pre-requisites - Stage 1 & 2  Pathway to Saddle Fitting Course OR SMS Intro course, MSFC, EE or by invitation.

Progression Options - Stage 4 

Certification - Qualified to conduct a saddle fitting report, diagnose issues and suggest short term solutions.

Limitations - You will not be qualified to adjust saddles

Upcoming Practical Dates

  • Level 3 Saddle Fitting Course 24th June 2024 - 28th June 2024
    Level 3 Saddle Fitting Course 24th June 2024 - 28th June 2024
    Mon, 24 Jun
    Dodderhill Equestrian
    24 Jun 2024, 09:00 – 28 Jun 2024, 16:00
    Dodderhill Equestrian , Dodderhill Rd, Crutch Ln, Droitwich WR9 0BE, UK
    24 Jun 2024, 09:00 – 28 Jun 2024, 16:00
    Dodderhill Equestrian , Dodderhill Rd, Crutch Ln, Droitwich WR9 0BE, UK
    Enrolment to Level 3 Certificate in Saddle Fitting - Access to Distance Learning & 5 day Practical Course and Assessment.
  • Stage 4 Flocking, Repairs and Adjustments Course 29th June 2024 - 30th June 2024
    Stage 4 Flocking, Repairs and Adjustments Course 29th June 2024 - 30th June 2024
    Sat, 29 Jun
    Droitwich
    29 Jun 2024, 09:00 – 30 Jun 2024, 16:00
    Droitwich, Dodderhill Rd, Crutch Ln, Droitwich WR9 0BE, UK
    29 Jun 2024, 09:00 – 30 Jun 2024, 16:00
    Droitwich, Dodderhill Rd, Crutch Ln, Droitwich WR9 0BE, UK
    Tickets sell fast! Don't miss out!
  • Level 3 Saddle Fitting Course 7th October 2024 - 11th October 2024
    Level 3 Saddle Fitting Course 7th October 2024 - 11th October 2024
    Mon, 07 Oct
    Dodderhill Equestrian
    07 Oct 2024, 09:00 – 11 Oct 2024, 16:00
    Dodderhill Equestrian , Dodderhill Rd, Crutch Ln, Droitwich WR9 0BE, UK
    07 Oct 2024, 09:00 – 11 Oct 2024, 16:00
    Dodderhill Equestrian , Dodderhill Rd, Crutch Ln, Droitwich WR9 0BE, UK
    Enrolment to Level 3 Certificate in Saddle Fitting - Access to Distance Learning & 5 day Practical Course and Assessment.
  • Stage 4 Flocking, Repairs and Adjustments Course 12th October 2024 - 13th October 2024
    Stage 4 Flocking, Repairs and Adjustments Course 12th October 2024 - 13th October 2024
    Sat, 12 Oct
    Droitwich
    12 Oct 2024, 09:00 – 13 Oct 2024, 16:00
    Droitwich, Dodderhill Rd, Crutch Ln, Droitwich WR9 0BE, UK
    12 Oct 2024, 09:00 – 13 Oct 2024, 16:00
    Droitwich, Dodderhill Rd, Crutch Ln, Droitwich WR9 0BE, UK
    Tickets sell fast! Don't miss out!
  • Comfort Crusade
    Comfort Crusade
    Wed, 08 May
    Zoom
    08 May 2024, 19:00 – 19:50
    Zoom
    08 May 2024, 19:00 – 19:50
    Zoom
    Spaces are Limited! Don't miss out on this revolutionary webinar with award winning author and female rider expert Mary. D. Midkiff to discuss the important subject of female rider comfort in the saddle. Mary will be sharing her vast knowledge and answering your questions. This is a FREE event.
  • Stage 4 Flocking, Repairs and Adjustments Course 20th-21st April 2024
    Stage 4 Flocking, Repairs and Adjustments Course 20th-21st April 2024
    Sat, 20 Apr
    Fort Widley Equestrian
    20 Apr 2024, 09:00 – 21 Apr 2024, 16:00
    Fort Widley Equestrian, Portsdown Hill Rd, Cosham, Portsmouth PO6 3LS, UK
    20 Apr 2024, 09:00 – 21 Apr 2024, 16:00
    Fort Widley Equestrian, Portsdown Hill Rd, Cosham, Portsmouth PO6 3LS, UK
    Tickets sell fast! Don't miss out!
  • Stage 3 Professional Saddle Fitting Award 15th - 19th April 2024 (1)
    Stage 3 Professional Saddle Fitting Award 15th - 19th April 2024 (1)
    Mon, 15 Apr
    Fort Widley Equestrian Centre
    15 Apr 2024, 09:00 – 19 Apr 2024, 17:00
    Fort Widley Equestrian Centre, Portsdown Hill Road, Cosham, Portsmouth, PO6 3LS
    15 Apr 2024, 09:00 – 19 Apr 2024, 17:00
    Fort Widley Equestrian Centre, Portsdown Hill Road, Cosham, Portsmouth, PO6 3LS
    Enrolment to Professional Saddle Fitting Award - Access to Distance Learning & 5 day Practical Course and Assessment.
  • Level 4 Advanced Saddle Fitter Course 27th- 28th January 2024
    Level 4 Advanced Saddle Fitter Course 27th- 28th January 2024
    Sat, 27 Jan
    Droitwich
    27 Jan 2024, 09:00 – 28 Jan 2024, 16:00
    Droitwich, Dodderhill Rd, Crutch Ln, Droitwich WR9 0BE, UK
    27 Jan 2024, 09:00 – 28 Jan 2024, 16:00
    Droitwich, Dodderhill Rd, Crutch Ln, Droitwich WR9 0BE, UK
    Tickets sell fast! Don't miss out!
  • Stage 3 Professional Saddle Fitting Award 22nd January - 26th January 2024.
    Stage 3 Professional Saddle Fitting Award 22nd January - 26th January 2024.
    Mon, 22 Jan
    Dodderhill Equestrian
    22 Jan 2024, 09:00 – 26 Jan 2024, 16:00
    Dodderhill Equestrian , Dodderhill Rd, Crutch Ln, Droitwich WR9 0BE, UK
    22 Jan 2024, 09:00 – 26 Jan 2024, 16:00
    Dodderhill Equestrian , Dodderhill Rd, Crutch Ln, Droitwich WR9 0BE, UK
    Enrolment to Stage 3 Professional Saddle Fitting Award 22nd January - 26th January 2024. - Access to Distance Learning & 5 day Practical Course and Assessment.
  • Pathway to Saddle Fitting (Level 1&2) (1)
    Pathway to Saddle Fitting (Level 1&2) (1)
    Sat, 14 Oct
    Lodge Farm, Old Basing
    14 Oct 2023, 09:00 – 16:00
    Lodge Farm, Old Basing , Lodge Farm, Pyotts Hill, Old Basing RG24 8AR
    14 Oct 2023, 09:00 – 16:00
    Lodge Farm, Old Basing , Lodge Farm, Pyotts Hill, Old Basing RG24 8AR
    Pathway to Saddle Fitting One Day Course. Perfect for horse owners, therapists and aspiring saddle fitters.
  • Stage 4 Advanced Saddle Fitter Course 16th-17th September 2023
    Stage 4 Advanced Saddle Fitter Course 16th-17th September 2023
    Sat, 16 Sept
    Droitwich
    16 Sept 2023, 09:00 – 17 Sept 2023, 16:00
    Droitwich, Dodderhill Rd, Crutch Ln, Droitwich WR9 0BE, UK
    16 Sept 2023, 09:00 – 17 Sept 2023, 16:00
    Droitwich, Dodderhill Rd, Crutch Ln, Droitwich WR9 0BE, UK
    Tickets sell fast! Don't miss out!
  • Stage 3 Professional Saddle Fitting Award 11th -15th SEPTEMBER 2023
    Stage 3 Professional Saddle Fitting Award 11th -15th SEPTEMBER 2023
    Mon, 11 Sept
    Dodderhill Equestrian
    11 Sept 2023, 09:00 – 15 Sept 2023, 16:00
    Dodderhill Equestrian , Dodderhill Rd, Crutch Ln, Droitwich WR9 0BE, UK
    11 Sept 2023, 09:00 – 15 Sept 2023, 16:00
    Dodderhill Equestrian , Dodderhill Rd, Crutch Ln, Droitwich WR9 0BE, UK
    Enrolment to Stage 3 Certificate in Saddle Fitting - Access to Distance Learning & 5 day Practical Course and Assessment.
  • Stage 4 Advanced Saddle Fitter Award 19th-20th 2023 (1)
    Stage 4 Advanced Saddle Fitter Award 19th-20th 2023 (1)
    Sat, 19 Aug
    Droitwich
    19 Aug 2023, 09:00 – 20 Aug 2023, 17:00
    Droitwich, Dodderhill Rd, Crutch Ln, Droitwich WR9 0BE, UK
    19 Aug 2023, 09:00 – 20 Aug 2023, 17:00
    Droitwich, Dodderhill Rd, Crutch Ln, Droitwich WR9 0BE, UK
    Tickets sell fast! Don't miss out!
  • Stage 3 Professional Saddle Fitting Award 14th-18th August 2023
    Stage 3 Professional Saddle Fitting Award 14th-18th August 2023
    Mon, 14 Aug
    Dodderhill Equestrian
    14 Aug 2023, 09:00 – 18 Aug 2023, 17:00
    Dodderhill Equestrian , Dodderhill Rd, Crutch Ln, Droitwich WR9 0BE, UK
    14 Aug 2023, 09:00 – 18 Aug 2023, 17:00
    Dodderhill Equestrian , Dodderhill Rd, Crutch Ln, Droitwich WR9 0BE, UK
    Enrolment to Professional Saddle Fitting Award - Access to Distance Learning & 5 day Practical Course and Assessment.
  • Horse, Saddle, Rider Interaction - Rider Biomechanics
    Horse, Saddle, Rider Interaction - Rider Biomechanics
    Wed, 05 Jul
    Old Basing
    05 Jul 2023, 10:00 – 16:00
    Old Basing, Pyotts Hill, Old Basing, Basingstoke RG24, UK
    05 Jul 2023, 10:00 – 16:00
    Old Basing, Pyotts Hill, Old Basing, Basingstoke RG24, UK
    An interactive workshop for horse owners, coaches and riders to explore the relationship between the horse, saddle & rider.
  • Functional Anatomy & Observation Skills 1 Day CPD Course
    Functional Anatomy & Observation Skills 1 Day CPD Course
    Thu, 29 Jun
    Aldsworth
    29 Jun 2023, 09:00 – 30 Jun 2023, 04:00
    Aldsworth, Sheepwash Lane, Aldsworth, Emsworth PO10 8QT, UK
    29 Jun 2023, 09:00 – 30 Jun 2023, 04:00
    Aldsworth, Sheepwash Lane, Aldsworth, Emsworth PO10 8QT, UK
    Join us for a one day hands-on and educational exploration of the horses functional anatomy and learn advanced observation abilities to level up your consultation skills.
  • Pathway to Saddle Fitting (Stage 1&2)
    Pathway to Saddle Fitting (Stage 1&2)
    Sun, 25 Jun
    Lodge Farm, Old Basing
    25 Jun 2023, 09:00 – 16:00
    Lodge Farm, Old Basing , Lodge Farm, Pyotts Hill, Old Basing RG24 8AR
    25 Jun 2023, 09:00 – 16:00
    Lodge Farm, Old Basing , Lodge Farm, Pyotts Hill, Old Basing RG24 8AR
    Pathway to Saddle Fitting One Day Course. Perfect for horse owners, therapists and aspiring saddle fitters.
  • European Saddle Fitting Webinar
    European Saddle Fitting Webinar
    Wed, 17 May
    Webinar
    17 May 2023, 19:00 – 18 May 2023, 20:30
    Webinar
    17 May 2023, 19:00 – 18 May 2023, 20:30
    Webinar
    European Saddle Fitting Expert and owner of Polished Saddles joins us for a 1.5 hour live online seminar

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