Chloe, a keen horse rider and competitor, started Three Shires Saddlery and Harness, whilst studying for the Worshipful Company of Cordwainers’ Diploma in Saddle, Harness and Bridle Making at The Princess Royal College of Animal Management and Saddlery in London.
Since finishing her course and completing additional training and qualifications Chloe, who is now a Qualified Saddler with the Society of Master Saddlers, specializes in hand-stitched and finished bespoke leather work.
Her high quality work has earnt her national awards including 2nd place at both BETA international and the National Saddlers Competition.
Although riding is her passion, Chloe does not limit her leather work to horses, with her range including bespoke dog collars and leads, saddle handbags and belts.
She is also happy to quote for repairs and enjoys working on vintage items that need a bit of TLC.
Chloe Rutherford, holds a The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) bursuary. QEST offers scholarships “for the training and education of talented craftspeople” to help support craftspeople of all ages and backgrounds, helping to sustain Britain’s cultural heritage. It is the charitable arm of the Royal Warrant Holders Association and was established in 1990 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Association and the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother.