A saddle fitter with a passion for ensuring horses are comfortable and encouraging owners use a qualified professional has been rewarded for her efforts.

Peewee Saddlery’s Poppy Webber received the 2022 Saddle Fitter of the Year award at The Equestrian Business Awards. Peewee Saddlery is owned by Poppy and is situated in South Lincolnshire, serving clients in Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk.

Poppy has worked for years to build an extensive client base in person, and has also forged substantial followings online too. Poppy has a highly-engaged Facebook page with over 48,000 followers on the Peewee Saddlery Page, 44,000 followers on the Poppy Webber- Qualified Saddle Fitter Page, and also has a growing YouTube channel and Facebook group.

“It’s a true honour to have won this award,” said Poppy. “I was really overwhelmed and delighted to have won, it’s a memory that will stay with me for a long time! I love my clients and the work I do. I also really enjoy the social media side of things as it’s helping to educate people, to help them keep their horses more comfortable and know when to utilise the help of qualified saddle fitters too.”

The Equestrian Business Awards founder, Katy Wright said it was a great pleasure to award Poppy as Saddle Fitter of the Year.

“She has thrown her heart and soul into her saddle fitting business and is incredibly enthusiastic about her passion, which is highly infectious,” she said. “Her reputation in the industry is highly regarded. Furthermore, she is striking the right balance between educating horse owners about saddle fitting while also promoting the importance of using a qualified saddle fitter.”

One of the judges for the category, Sarah Rymer, commended Poppy’s efforts to raise the profile of the saddle fitting industry.

“She has produced some fun and informative videos on a variety of subjects from what to expect from your saddle fitting appointment to Friday Night Live, where you get to ask any questions about saddles and saddle fitting,” she said. “These videos will help horse owners understand the importance of saddle fitting.”

To find out more about Poppy’s services, click here

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