Think West Pinchbeck and you think horses!
The village not only has a riding school – Four Winds Equitation Centre – but a livery yard as well as a bridle and leather worker who also has three horses of her own.
Paula Leverton has been running the riding school for 33 years, starting off with four ponies – now she has 44, of which 25 are school horses.
At the centre, children are taught to ride and more competent riders are prepared for competitions.
Paula says: “After the success of the equestrians in the Olympics it has created an interest and horse riding is growing in popularity. We now have about 200 clients.”
At Glenside Liveries, Emma Warnes offers full livery for horse owners so that all they have to do is turn up and ride. Emma opened the business in the summer, but has worked with horses all her life and is a qualified instructor, something she does on a freelance basis.
She moved to the village a year ago with husband Ian and her two sons, Jake and Harry.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the Glen, Jane Stevenson is running Abraxa Bridle & Leather Work, repairing anything from bridles and saddles to gun cases, leads and even the strap of a banjo cover.