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Teen Opens Shop Offering Everything A Horse Rider Could Wish For

When 18 year old, Carly Marie Davies realised she wasn’t enjoying college life she redirected her career path and opened a brand new saddlery shop in Burslem.

“I didn’t enjoy college, so I didn’t want to go on to university.”

Carly had such a passion for horses from a young age, she saved up her own money to buy her first horse called Destiny. Carly’s mum, Sharon Davis, wasn’t keen on the idea of her daughter having a horse in the beginning, as she was aware of the costs of owning a horse.

Carly bought Destiny when she was just four years old, Destiny is now 7.

Carly has now unveiled her new shop called Destiny’s Equine Emporium, named after her first horse.

“I have got four horses now, we have broken them all ourselves. We keep them at Goldenhill. Ultimately I would like to be a horse trainer. But I’m really excited about the shop.”

The shop offers everything from equipment and clothing to repairs. The saddlery shop is open six days a week, closing on Thursdays.

Carly isn’t taking on any employees at the moment but is currently being helped by her family to run the shop.

Shop opening


Carly’s mum said “I’m really proud of her, I couldn’t be more proud. She has got a good business sense and she is amazing with horses, it’s always been a passion with her.”

Expert horse trainer, Patrick Gracey, cut the ribbon for the grand opening of Destiny’s Equine Emporium. He said “I think it’s fantastic. It’s great for the community to have a shop like this. There’s quite a few horse people around here.”

The shop is based on Queen Street in Burslem.