Getting in the Saddle

Horse lovers from across Stroud flocked to Stroud Saddlery to get some early Christmas bargains whilst raising money for Midlands Air Ambulance on November 25th.

The equestrian shop treated its customers to a late night opening with 20% discounts across the store.  Whilst shopping customers were invited to take part in a fundraising raffle in aid of Midlands Air Ambulance with top prizes including a Charles Owen riding hat and a pair of Ariat riding boots.

Selling tickets for £1 the shop on Cainscross Road in Stroud managed to raise £555 for the Charity, a sum large enough to buy a paramedic equipment bag and flight suit for the crew.

“Anyone who rides horses is well aware of how important Midlands Air Ambulance could be to yourself or a loved one”
, says event organiser and saddle fitter Carolyn Allen.

“You never know when you might need the life-saving service so I’m really pleased that we managed to raise a bit of cash to help out. One customer even bought thirty tickets stating it was her life insurance policy - just in case!”

Midlands Air Ambulance is sure everyone had a great evening at the late night opening and would like to say a big thank you to Carolyn and the staff at Stroud Saddlery.


Missions completed since 1991: 49,869 | 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.