Claire Painter is an authentic English master saddler living in Lexington, KY. With nearly a decade devoted to training in London, England and apprenticing in the time-honored tradition under a master in Perthshire, Scotland; Clever with Leather was first established by Painter in Scotland, then brought to the US in 1992. Since then, Clever with Leather has excelled at producing goods of distinctive quality and cleverly designed items that are both unique and durable to all aspects of the equestrian community worldwide.
“Our Mission is to give clients brilliant solutions for century old challenges. The old with a twist of the new, the tradition of the past with a fresh, unexpected hip quality,” explains Painter. She makes a variety of products from halters and bridles to custom chaps and breastplates but it is her belts, bracelets and dog collars that really stand out. From her Martingale Belt to her Laced Rein Dog Collar, all of Painter’s creations blend traditional English concepts with high quality materials and craftsmanship for a truly elegant look.
Painter finds plenty of places to inspire her in the equestrian community around Lexington. From eventers at Rolex and exercise riders at the racetracks to show exhibitors and fox hunting riders, Painter found ways to improve the everyday items these riders use in a creative and custom way. Each of her products has a story behind its development. The products are beautiful but they are also highly functional in their design. The functionality of a piece is a very large part of Painter’s creativity. She prides herself on improving traditional designs to increase the function of a piece so riders in turn have a better, more comfortable ride. Like Noble Outfitters, Painter understands exceeding the needs of her clients.
Noble Outfitters instantly recognized the quality and craftsmanship in all of Painter’s work. They are always looking for new and creative ways to exceed the needs of their customers. All of the Noble Outfitters products deliver quality and function at an exceptional value but the company does not stop there. Each season, Noble Outfitters runs an exclusive promotion for their customers. For Fall 2013, when you purchase $50 in Noble Outfitters products, you will receive a FREE Clever With Leather handcrafted leather key chain through mail-in offer.
The Clever With Leather key chains are made of quality English bridle leather with life-size hardware to resemble the cheekpiece of a halter. Choose from one of three styles: Dark Brown & Brass, Stamped Basket Weave & Brass, or Black & Silver. Each key chain is fitted with a coordinating halter plate that reads “A Noble Sport” with the Noble Equine logo.
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