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GOODBYE TO LEADING EQUESTRIAN RETAILER

He made his mark in business, but always had time for friends and family.  Derrick Naylor – successful equestrian businessman, talented horseman and devoted family...

VISIONARY RETAILER AND SADDLE FITTER HAS DIED

Tributes paid to hugely influential figure who “always had flair.”  Ken Lyndon-Dykes, the world-renowned saddle fitting expert and a giant in equestrian retailing, died on...

TRAILBLAZING EQUESTRIAN RETAILER HAS DIED

Charismatic businessman was ahead of his time.  Roderick Sharp, who with his wife Janice founded Coleman Croft Saddlery at Suttons Farm near St Albans, Hertfordshire,...

TRIBUTES PAID TO MULTI-TALENTED FIGURE

Self-confessed ‘man of the old school’ passes away. Geoff Dean, the distinguished Master Harness Maker who for many years ran a saddlery shop and workshop...

TALENTED AND POPULAR FIGURE PASSES AWAY AGED 58

The trade loses a well-regarded personality. Christopher Hinton – a life-long saddler who was latterly associated with Saferide and Custom – died on 15 August....

WELL RESPECTED FIGURE PASSES AWAY

“Nothing was too much trouble” for this popular person  Roger Hockey, a former area manager for Trilanco, died on Saturday 24 July. He was 75. His...

INVENTOR OF GAME-CHANGING EQUESTRIAN PRODUCT PASSES AWAY

Horses featured throughout a fascinating life.  The founder of Equinomic Products has died. Hans-Jurg Christoph (known as Hans) Schaupp was a dressage trainer who developed...

TOWERING FIGURE IN EQUESTRIAN WHOLESALE HAS DIED

The late entrepreneur embraced business and family life in equal measure. Roy Gore, the founder of wholesalers Challenger Distribution and Overland Marketing, died on 23...

RETAILER AND SADDLERY INNOVATOR HAS DIED

A life’s work in the trade began with kitting out his daughter’s pony.  Peter Wilkinson, founder of Fylde Saddlery and inventor of the Wilkie snaffle...

DEATH ANNOUNCED OF FOUNDER OF A HOUSEHOLD NAME IN THE TRADE

Good, technical advice and excellent customer service are his legacy.  Derek Balmer, co-founder of Trilanco, died on 17 June. He was 85. Derek and his wife...

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