Amayzing Saddlery was started and is run by Laura Simpson, a talented young saddler. She completed her training at Walsall College and then returned home to Scotland to start the new business in 2006.
Winner in 2009 of Best Small Business saddle at the Society of master saddlers competition.
Scottish winner of Best Traditional Business at the Scottish Countryside Alliance Awards 2009.
Saddler of the month - Equestrian Trade News, July 2018.
From our first workshop in a shed on a livery yard, we have moved to a small workshop, then to a shop in Johnstone and now our larger premises in Linwood, about a mile from Glasgow Airport.
Amayzing Saddlery is doing very well and growing steadily now and our new premises include a rug wash and in our workshops we repair, tack, saddle and a wide range of leather items, we have a large tack shop sellingn a range of goods from horse treats and supplements, bridles, girths, bits, stirrups, jophurs and breeches, rugs, buckets and stable goods, shapoo, fly spray, hoof and leather treatments, numnahs and saddle pads etc. on site and are opening an online shop. We also run leathercraft classes with Tandy Leather for beginners and project sessions with more advanced students. See www.amayzingworkshop.co.uk for further information.
Laura's passion for horses has been with her since she was 5 years old and she has had horses of her own since she was 12.
"I love the huge variety of work that we receive," says Laura. "The most rewarding part of my job is seeing the real improvements that the right saddle, properly fitted, makes to both the rider and the horse."