Royal Visit to Kingsley Park

By John Scanlon

In advance of Middleham Open Day on Good Friday, the directors of Johnston Racing were honoured to welcome HRH The Princess Royal to Kingsley Park on Wednesday, April 17.

An accomplished horsewoman, as befits a former European Eventing Championship gold medallist and an ex-President of the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI), the Princess Royal showed keen interest in the yard’s horses and facilities, and was especially interested in how hydrotherapy is assisting in the rehabilitation of horses after injury.

The Princess toured the stable as part of a larger visit to Wensleydale. In the evening she attended a charity dinner at the Wensleydale Heifer Hotel and Restaurant in her role as President of Racing Welfare.

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