Princess Anne opens Doncaster riding school's new arena

The Rossington Hall Group of the Riding for the Disabled was given the royal seal of approval today during a visit from Princess Anne.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 11 May, 2016, 15:57
Pix: Shaun Flannery/shaunflanneryphotography.com COPYRIGHT PICTURE>>SHAUN FLANNERY>01302-570814>>07778315553>> 11th May 2016 The Rossington Hall Group of the Riding for the Disabled Association today welcomed Her Royal Highness Princess Anne to open their new indoor riding arena. Antonia Swift

HRH, The Princess Royal, visited the Rossington Hall Group RDA in order to officially open their new indoor riding arena.

The arena, funded by Sport England, BT Sport Supporters Club at RDA and Rossington Hall Group RDA, has taken four years to come to fruition and will enable the facility to operate all year round without cancellations due to adverse weather.

Pix: Shaun Flannery/shaunflanneryphotography.com COPYRIGHT PICTURE>>SHAUN FLANNERY>01302-570814>>07778315553>> 11th May 2016 The Rossington Hall Group of the Riding for the Disabled Association today welcomed Her Royal Highness Princess Anne to open their new indoor riding arena. HRH 'flamked' by Ann Jones, Tresurer, and Pat Plevey, Chairman.

Supporters, benefactors, volunteers and riders were also welcomed to the official opening and to meet the Princess Royal who was welcomed into the County by HM Lord-Lieutenant of South Yorkshire, Mr Andrew Coombe.

Sandra Crabtree of the Rossington Hall Group RDA said of Princess Anne’s visit: “It was a fabulous day. Princess Anne was really lovely. She took the time to talk to everyone properly. She put everyone at ease and made them feel special.”

The Princess Royal’s visit comes just six weeks after thieves broke into the school and stole thousands of pounds worth of equipment. Following the break-in members of the community rallied around the school, and several of those who helped out were invited to the opening as a thank you.

Mrs Crabtree added: “It was a great way to thank our volunteers and supporters who have done so much for us.”

Pix: Shaun Flannery/shaunflanneryphotography.com COPYRIGHT PICTURE>>SHAUN FLANNERY>01302-570814>>07778315553>> 11th May 2016 The Rossington Hall Group of the Riding for the Disabled Association today welcomed Her Royal Highness Princess Anne to open their new indoor riding arena. Rebecca Picton

Further information about the Rossington Hall Group Riding for the Disabled can be found on their website at: www.rdarossington.co.uk

Pix: Shaun Flannery/shaunflanneryphotography.com COPYRIGHT PICTURE>>SHAUN FLANNERY>01302-570814>>07778315553>> 11th May 2016 The Rossington Hall Group of the Riding for the Disabled Association today welcomed Her Royal Highness Princess Anne to open their new indoor riding arena. Rhiannon Thompson
Pix: Shaun Flannery/shaunflanneryphotography.com COPYRIGHT PICTURE>>SHAUN FLANNERY>01302-570814>>07778315553>> 11th May 2016 The Rossington Hall Group of the Riding for the Disabled Association today welcomed Her Royal Highness Princess Anne to open their new indoor riding arena. HRH 'flamked' by Ann Jones, Tresurer, and Pat Plevey, Chairman.
Pix: Shaun Flannery/shaunflanneryphotography.com COPYRIGHT PICTURE>>SHAUN FLANNERY>01302-570814>>07778315553>> 11th May 2016 The Rossington Hall Group of the Riding for the Disabled Association today welcomed Her Royal Highness Princess Anne to open their new indoor riding arena. Rebecca Picton
Pix: Shaun Flannery/shaunflanneryphotography.com COPYRIGHT PICTURE>>SHAUN FLANNERY>01302-570814>>07778315553>> 11th May 2016 The Rossington Hall Group of the Riding for the Disabled Association today welcomed Her Royal Highness Princess Anne to open their new indoor riding arena. Rhiannon Thompson