Stable doors unbolted

Longdon Stud Farm is opening its stable doors in support of Midlands Air Ambulance.

On Saturday 29th May, Tim and Lynda Hollinshead from Rugely are inviting Staffordshire locals to come and experience 97 acres of a modern thoroughbred stud farm in Upper Longdon.

Star of the show will be the Stud’s impressive stallion ‘Striking Ambition’ who had an exciting career on the racetrack winning a total of 9 races and £250,000! His winning races included the Group 2 Goldene Peitsche, Baden, Group 3 Prix de Ris-Oranges and also a very unlucky 2nd in the Group 1 Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp when the saddle slipped.

The Hollinshed family has cared for horses at Longdon Stud Farm for almost half a century providing boarding, rest and recuperation, breaking and training and sales preparation.

Stud facilities will be open to members of the public between 2pm and 4pm on Saturday to help raise money for Midlands Air Ambulance.

Tim Hollinshed, joint owner of the Stud with wife Lynda, says “Ten years ago our daughter Stephanie, then a professional jockey, was involved in a serious accident in which she was crushed beneath her horse. Midlands Air Ambulance attended and air lifted Stephanie to Stoke Hospital, where she was treated for many injuries including two broken vertebrae. The speed at which the helicopter got my daughter to hospital really was so important to her treatment. The open day is sure to be a great event at Longdon Stud and what’s more it is in support of an incredible Charity that has meant so much to my family.”

Tickets are priced at £5 for adult entry and £2 for children under the age of 12 with all money going to Midlands Air Ambulance. To obtain a ticket please contact Lynn Marshall on 01543 490 381

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.