Master Saddler (1987) and Proprietor SMS Qualified saddle fitter (1995)
White Rose Saddlery was founded in 1984 by Chris Hoggard. Wendy completed a four-year saddlery apprenticeship in 1987 and then joined White Rose Saddlery as a newly qualified Master Saddler. She has been a member of the Society of Master Saddlers since finishing her apprenticeship and in 2012 joined the Executive Committee. Wendy attained the Society of Master Saddlers Saddle Fitters Qualification in 1995. Unfortunately, Chris passed away in 2009 but Wendy has taken the business forward showing expansion and a new embroidery division.
Wendy has also ridden on the flat as an amateur jockey and is still trying to find time to ride and compete.
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.
Les is an amateur whip for the Staintondale hunt and owns an ex-racehorse.
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.
Noel has worked for White Rose Saddlery for 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 local trainers including Malcolm Jefferson.