Princess Anne was on hand on Friday 9th January to honour a charity worker who is dedicated to helping disabled horse riders. The Princess Royal awarded Sue Adams Wheeler with the Riding for the Disabled Association’s Honorary Life-Vice Presidency in honour of her outstanding contribution to the charity.
The Princess Royal was in attendance at the RDA’s annual general meeting in Liverpool when she presented Mrs Adams Wheeler with the honorary vice presidency. Sue Adams Wheeler is the RDA’s international liaison officer and deals with promoting the charity’s work abroad, she has been involved with the charity for over 35 years and until recently, ran the Leominster Riding for the Disabled School in Shobdon.
Sue Adams Wheeler spoke of her surprise at receiving the honorary award, “It was such an unexpected surprise to receive the HLVP award. I am thrilled to bits and so pleased to be a part of the RDA family.”
Riding for the Disabled Association is a dedicated charity who aim to improve the lives of disabled people through the provision of horse riding and carriage driving. The chief executive of RDA, Ed Bracher, spoke of Sue’s achievements, “Sue is one of those quietly brilliant people with an enormous amount of knowledge and energy but no desire to be recognised. She has made a very significant difference to RDA here and abroad and we strongly believe she embodies the spirit of this award.”
Princess Anne is the president of the Riding for the Disabled Association and opened her first RDA centre in Hadleigh on 13th June 1985.