Princess Anne visited the Scottish town of Peebles this week to celebrate the 30th anniversary commemorations of the Tweeddale Group of the Riding for the Disabled Association.
Princess Anne is president of the Riding for the Disabled Association.
The young riders at the base demonstrated their riding skills in front of the Princess Royal, who is also president of the charity.
Anne, dressed in a brown top and beige skirt, took great interest in every race and presented each competitor with rosettes.
10 year old Chloe who took part in the day’s events said: “It was great to meet the Princess – I wasn’t scared at all – and it’s something I can tell all my friends when I go back to school.”
Chloe’s mum added: “I know Chloe will cherish that rosette and she will have it on her bedroom wall as soon as she can.”
The Princess Royal is the first member of the royal family to visit Peeblesshire since Her Majesty the Queen visited last year.
Before departing, the Princess was presented with a posy by one of the riding competitors, before flying away by helicopter into the clear blue sky.
Photo credit: Charlie Proctor ©