Carl Hester MBE

Dressage Master & Olympic Gold Medalist Carl Hester MBE has agreed to become a Sporting Ambassador for MAAC after witnessing first hand the valuable life saving work of the Midlands Air Ambulance when it landed in fields close to his yard in Gloucestershire to attend to a seriously injured rider airlifting her to hospital.

Carl Hester said; “With horses and riding there is always an inherent danger and risk of serious injury. Often riders are injured or fall from their horses in remote countryside locations, inaccessible by normal land ambulances. In these life threatening situations, the speed of the air ambulance is a vital emergency service that literally can help save someone’s life.”

 

OPERATIONS STATISTICS:
Missions completed since 1991 48,688 | On average we airlift a child every four days | Road traffic collisions make up around 35% of the incidents we attend | The service airlifts up to three horse riders each week.