THE PRINCESS ROYAL is to visit the Moray branch of a national charity that helps disabled adults and children enjoy horse riding.
Princess Anne is president of the Riding for the Disabled Association and it is in that capacity she will visit the stables of the Moray group at Cranloch near Elgin during a tour of the region.
The royal visit will mark the 10th anniversary of the Moray Riding for the Disabled group – and to mark the occasion a plaque is to be unveiled at the Cranloch Riding Centre. During her visit on Friday, October 9 the Princess Royal will also present awards to a number of young riders.
Moray Riding for the Disabled chairwoman Charlotte Mountain said: “We will use the opportunity to show Princess Anne around – and we are preparing a demonstration that is going to cover a year in the life of Moray Riding for the Disabled.
“We want to squeeze as much as possible into the short space of time she will be with us – we are all very excited.”
The group has existed since 1971 with the last ten years spent at the Cranloch Riding Centre, where facilities include an indoor school for use when the weather is unsuitable.
Details of the work undertaken by Moray Riding for the Disabled can be found online www.morayrda.org.uk including how to volunteer and help through donations or fundraising.