New In Business: Hamil Saddlery

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Name: Hamil Saddlery, 319B Great North Rd, Winton

Owner: Jan Hamilton

Business: Harness, saddlery, leather, canvas, PVC and other items repair service

Business description: Although I mainly supply and work with the harness racing industry, I also supply equine feed and supplements, as well as general riding products to the public

Date business started: Beginning of June 2017

Why Southland? I came back home from Canterbury and have still retained clients there in the equine industry, as well as relocating my business to Winton.

I set up my machinery, including one of the biggest industrial sewing machines which I imported from Japan, and haven’t left. There has been such a constant demand for my services from the harness racing industry that I have also set up a mobile truck service for trainers and others in the industry, so I can be on-site at race meetings to repair and sell equine equipment

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