A WHITCHURCH-based stud farm will feature on television next week.

Stallion AI Services and Twemlows Stud Farm, based in Ash, were visited by the BBC's Countryfile for a feature on a critically endangered horse.

The feature focuses on the Suffolk Punch and it will show how new technologies can be used to help to protect rare breeds from going extinct.

There are under 500 Suffolk horses registered in the UK, including less than 73 breeding females and fewer than 34 listed and licensed stallions.

With just 29 live foals on the ground this year, the experts are working together to support the breed.

Due to the limited number of breeding animals, Stallion AI Services and Twemlows Stud Farm have been working with the Rare Breeds Survival Trust using specialist services to ensure the breed is protected and preserved.

The stallion and mare that will be featured on the episode will be Thornfield Pendragon and Easton Ruby.

The episode will air on BBC 1 on Sunday, July 14.