Britain’s Princess Anne attends Medical Equestrian Association conference
Britain’s Princess Anne was the guest of honour at the 30th anniversary conference of the Medical Equestrian Association.
The 65-year-old royal joined the medical professionals – who have provided emergency cover at equestrian events for 30 years – at the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester, England on Saturday (21.11.15) to celebrate its successes.
Dr Steve Pigott, chairman of the association, told the Swindon Advertiser: “The conference was attended by members of the association – doctors who provide emergency medical cover at equestrian events – as well as representatives from the International Equestrian Federation, British Eventing, The Pony Club, the Point-to-Point Authority, the Saddle Research Trust and other equestrian bodies.”
The Princess Royal has been a long time fan of horses and recently officially opened The Princess Royal Stand at Cheltenham Racecourse, accompanied by her daughter Zara Phillips and son-in-law Mike Tindall.
Speaking at the ceremony to mark the occasion, she said: “I’m hugely impressed by what has been achieved here on time. I know that new stands cause their own particular issues when people have been coming here for a long time but I don’t think it will take a long time for you to work out your own rat runs and it will be just as good as it was in that sense.
“The viewing perspective is much greater and there will be much more to enjoy. So a huge thank you to Cheltenham for what they have invested in National Hunt racing so we can all enjoy it. I am really touched that you should have asked me to lend my name to this stand.”