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Lola Moser © Michelangelo Foundation
Lola Moser © Michelangelo Foundation
Lola Moser © Michelangelo Foundation
Lola Moser © Michelangelo Foundation
Lola Moser © Michelangelo Foundation

Victor Mailhan

Victor Mailhan Leatherworker
Contact
French
Hours:
Monday to Friday 09:00 - 12:00 / 14:30 - 18:00
Phone:
+33 490497769
Lola Moser © Michelangelo Foundation

An unbridled passion for leather

  • • Victor specialises in riding gear
  • • He owns a Camargue horse stud farm
  • • His work also includes restoration

Victor Mailhan was born and raised among horses. He decided he would become a horse saddler at the age of 12. A friend of his parents was a saddler and watching him work fascinated him. After training with the Compagnons du Devoir in leatherwork and fashion, Victor then spent three years as an apprentice in the saddlery of Louis Fattore. After what he considers one of the most memorable experiences of his professional life, and before opening his own workshop in January 2011 in Fourques, Victor worked in upholstery at Borghino, making the interiors of helicopters in Saint-Rémy de Provence. Although he specialises in Camargue riding gear, his work also includes hiking equipment and gear for classic horse riding, Iberian horse riding and horse shows.

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Works

  • Lola Moser © Michelangelo Foundation
  • Lola Moser © Michelangelo Foundation
  • Lola Moser © Michelangelo Foundation
  • Lola Moser © Michelangelo Foundation
  • Lola Moser © Michelangelo Foundation
Photo: Lola Moser © Michelangelo Foundation
Camargue cover

This traditional Camargue saddle cloth was made from wool felt, covered with pure Arles merino wool and a leather band. Its shape allows a significant release of the horse withers as well as the spine of the horse to ensure its well being and comfort.

Photo: Lola Moser © Michelangelo Foundation
Camargue gaiter

This neoprene fetlock gaiter, covered with pure Arles merino wool, ensures optimal comfort and protection for the horse during training, as well as being elegant and stylish.

Photo: Lola Moser © Michelangelo Foundation
Colt halter

This halter for foals was designed with chromed leather for better mechanical strength. The material and the design ensure it is durable and less likely to need maintenance.

Photo: Lola Moser © Michelangelo Foundation
Braided 'gardian' belt

This unique handmade belt, made in vegetable tanned leather, was braided and sewn entirely by hand. It is finished with an elegant yet discreet brass buckle.

Photo: Lola Moser © Michelangelo Foundation
Leather bull

This little leather bull is inspired by the Camargue region and is intended to decorate a buffet or a chest of drawers.

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