Horsing around

Middleton Equestrian Centre is opening its stable doors for a Fun Day in aid of Midlands Air Ambulance and St Giles Hospice this month.

On Monday 30th August Tamworth horsemen (along with friends and family) will be trotting through Middleton to compete in the sixth annual fun day at the local equestrian centre.

From 10.30am riders will take part in a number of charity events including show-jumping, dressage, fancy dress (the more imaginative the better!) and even a classic egg and spoon race.

Other attractions on the day will include horseshoe painting, dog agility displays and an all day BBQ, profits from which will be donated to Midlands Air Ambulance and St Giles Hospice.

Kerry Arnold, owner of Middleton Equestrian Centre says “We’ve had a tremendous response to the fun day so far and everyone is getting really excited about the different events taking place, particularly the fancy dress! What makes the fun day really special is that everyone taking part is helping to raise money for two amazing charities that provide an invaluable service to our local community. It is hoped that this year’s event will raise over £1,000 to split between Midlands Air Ambulance and St Giles Hospice.”

Participation of each event is charged at £10 for those competing with their own horse and £20 for those hiring a horse for the day from Middleton Equestrian Centre. All entrants must be pre-registered. For more information visit www.middletonequestrian.co.uk or call Kerry on 0121 311 1601.

OPERATIONS STATISTICS:
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.