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Princess Anne opens equestrian centre

This week The Princess Royal opened the Ian Stark Equestrian Centre in Selkirk, with a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the occasion.

Princess Anne is the patron of Riding for the Disabled.

Princess Anne is the patron of Riding for the Disabled.

Her Royal Highness spoke to the founding members, other members and sponsors before making a speech and officially opening the centre.

The ceremony occurred at the same time as the 50th anniversary of the Ettrickbridge and Dryden branch of Riding for the Disabled Association.

Princess Anne, who is also the patron of the Riding for the Disabled organisation said: “This is a great chance to offer my congratulations to all of you, the organisation relies on the support of volunteers. To celebrate 50 years is astonishing, the organisation was not in existence when this group started.”

“This centre is a huge complement to the area, I think it will make such a difference, it is a considerable investment, everything they have put into this centre will make a huge difference to people.”

A nine year old girl presented the Princess with a bouquet of flowers at the ceremony. A cake was also made which was cut to mark the occasion.

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