A SOUTHAMPTON equestrian centre is holding an open day on Sunday, July 20 to celebrate 40 years of existence.

Russell Farm Stables, in Allington Lane, was founded in 1974. It is now home to a livery and a horse riding school, and in 1993 the Epona Trust was set up to accommodate horses and ponies needing specialist care and attention.

The open day starts at 11am.