October 22nd, 2016

Princess Anne pays visit to disabled horse rider centre

Updated: 8:27 am, Aug 26, 2016

PRINCESS Anne dropped in at a centre for disabled horse riders near Warwick.

HRH The Princess Royal visited Lowlands Farm Riding for the Disabled Association’ centre at Shrewley to officially open a new state of the art dressage ‘simulator’ – known as Charley – and present long service awards to dedicated volunteers.

As President of the RDA, Princess Anne was welcomed to Lowlands Farm Riding for the Disabled Association by chairman Ro Pudden and over 250 guests, riders and volunteers.

Daniel Timms walked, trotted and cantered Charley along a beach and through a forest.

The simulator has an attached screen with a number of different environments to ride in including a dressage arena.

As a gold medal winning Olympian herself The Princess Royal was fascinated by the sophisticated dressage moves the simulator can make and the huge benefits it gives to our disabled riders.

Lowlands Farm riders Dawn McBride and Zia Clayton rode dressage to music, complete with tutus and wands, much to the delight of the watching Princess.