ON 1 December, H&H published a story headed “Companies close down” that contained an error.

We had been informed by the British Equestrian Trade Association (BETA) that Black Horse Saddlery was apparently no longer trading and that BETA had received a complaint from a customer who had been trying to contact Black Horse Saddlery without success.

We followed this up and tried to contact Black Horse Saddlery ourselves over a two-week period but were unable to get through.

We have subsequently been contacted by Black Horse Saddlery, which informs us that it is still open but has had difficulties with phonelines.