Two new north-east facilities have been opened thanks to a £200,000 package.
The equestrian centre at Swanley Livery, Bossholes Farm, Stonehaven, will now get two new schooling premises.
The farm now features a 60×28 metre indoor school and an upgraded 60×40 metre outdoor arena, an exercise facility, and livery stables for 29 horses.
Royal Bank of Scotland provided Janet and Ken Whittaker and Carolynne Lovett, who run the centre, with £200,000 to make the facility a reality.
Janet said: “What started as a hobby enterprise has quickly developed into a successful and growing business.
“As the livery side of the company continued to expand, we realised that there was demand for schooling facilities in the area, and have taken care to provide high-quality arenas for our liveries.
“The Royal Bank of Scotland was instrumental in making this project happen, and we are extremely grateful for their support in helping to develop our business.”
Due to the centre’s popularity it currently has a waiting list for its stables.
Eileen Tocher, relationship director at Royal Bank of Scotland, said: “The team at Swanley has worked very hard to create a successful and thriving business.
“The facilities have been developed to a very high standard.”