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Princess Anne to visit school for disabled horse riders

Princess Anne, Princess Royal will pay a visit to a riding school for disabled horse riders in Louth, Lincolnshire on the 3rd of February 2017. Her Royal Highness is the national President of Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA).

She first became its patron in 1971 before being made president in 1985. As a former equestrian and Olympian, Princess Anne has been very active in the charity that gives horse and carriage rides to children and adults with disabilities. These activities are to be a source of therapy and fun for both the riders and passengers alike.

From 2010 to 2015, Anne visited local RDA groups throughout Great Britain a total of 69 times. This visit will be the second in less than twelve months that the royal will have an engagement in Grimsby. It will be the seventh time she’s attended an event in the area since 2010.

This excursion will take her to the Lincolnshire Rural Activities Centre where there are 22 horse riders and three carriage riders aged two and up. The riders, through specially tailored sessions, work with members of the Louth community with disabilities, providing therapy, enjoyment, and a sense of achievement.

Whilst at the riding school, Her Royal Highness will be given a tour of the facilities and be treated to a riding display. Barbara Baldock, the local RDA group organiser for Lincolnshire Wolds, told the Grimsby Telegraph, “We are hugely excited. Either that or worried because we have so much to get ready.

“All of the helpers, riders and parents will be invited. It’s a great chance to raise the profile of what we do.

“It will be a very exciting day. Some of the parents were jumping out of their skins when we told them.

“Princess Anne is a great patron and a really good president. She does a great job.”

  • luigi pasquali

    Come on…..”visiting a school for disabled horse riders”????

    • Sandy Crump-Dawson

      And why not? Are they any less deserving of a visit by HRH because they are disabled? She is the President of RDA!

      • luigi pasquali

        Yes, but it shouldn’t be a news item when millions of people are suffering and starving to death. It makes it appear that all is well in the world and we can devote all our energies to helping (in this case) a small number of people.

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