Saddlery shop gallops away into new eco-friendly home

Poppy Webber, owner of PeeWee Saddlery. Long Sutton, has a new home at the town's CaNeBuZo eco-friendly business development.  Photo by Tim Wilson.
Poppy Webber, owner of PeeWee Saddlery. Long Sutton, has a new home at the town's CaNeBuZo eco-friendly business development. Photo by Tim Wilson.
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The owner of an equestrian shop in Long Sutton is under starter’s orders and away at a new and eco-friendly home.

Poppy Webber has moved her PeeWee Saddlery shop from Market Street to the CaNeBuZo (Carbon Neutral Business Zone) site in Hoddins Way.

A qualified equine therapist and saddle fitter, Poppy and her team of staff opened the shop in January but a rapid expansion has seen her move to bigger and more eye-catching premises.

Poppy said: “We outgrew our first shop within three months, so we looked around for somewhere else until we came here.

“The new shop is carbon-neutral, lowering our energy costs, there’s parking space and we can stock a bit more stuff.

“We’ve tried to maintain the homely, yet quirky feel of the shop which was hard as it had a very industrial feeling when we first moved in.

“However, we are starting to feel more at home now and we just might be the only carbon neutral tack shop in the world.” PeeWee Saddlery was running over with customers during a special Christmas evening on Tuesday when people had the chance to look round the shop.

Poppy said: “I was worried that we wouldn’t have anyone in, but it was absolutely non-stop and we did really well.

“People who came said they liked the new shop, that it looked pretty and that they felt lovely and warm.

“I don’t want to move again and we’re going to fill the shop up as soon as we can.”