1990 – Growing stronger

Princess Anne meets Frank Baines of Frank Baines Saddlery

The new decade got off to a flying start with two further awards for both Frank and Saddler Pete at the  Society of Master Saddlers Saddle Competition. Frank was also honoured to be selected for Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Saddlers in recognition of his services and skills. Later that year Frank was also granted Freedom of the City of London. Frank was commissioned by the charity Riding for the Disabled to make a pigskin saddle which was presented to HRH Princess Anne at Alexandra Palace. The saddle was so well received the Saddlery started to produce them for sale.