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Royalty opens equine rehabilitation centre in Warwickshire

Zara Phillips unveils the plaque Credit: ITV News Central

Zara Phillips has been in Warwickshire to open an Equine Therapy and Rehab Centre, which is the first of its kind in the UK.

The Olympic equestrian unveiled a plaque at Warwickshire College's Moreton Morrell site to mark the occasion.

Riding at the college Credit: ITV News Central

The college has built the facility to help out with its courses in equine management, equitation coaching and equine therapy and rehabilitation.

The treadmill in use Credit: ITV News Central

The centre includes the only equine water treadmill in the country, which is used for helping a horse to full movement with only a low impact on the horse.

It also houses a hydrotherapy spa for lower leg treatment, and purpose built stalls for therapeutic techniques.

A horse having hydrotherapy Credit: ITV News Central
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Feathers and fur: Ladies' Day at the Cheltenham Festival

Mimi Theobald from Inverness arrives for Ladies Day with her husband Doug Theobald, a retired Royal Australian Navy officer
Mimi Theobald from Inverness arrives for Ladies Day with her husband Doug Theobald, a retired Royal Australian Navy officer Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

Braving the cold at the Cheltenham Festival the coats have stayed on and lots of fur has been on show, but despite the weather the hats have been no less impressive.

Styles this year seem to favour smaller hats with plenty of feathers making an appearance.

Princess Anne and Zara Phillips arrive for Ladies Day at the 2013 Cheltenham Festival
Princess Anne and Zara Phillips arrive for Ladies Day at the 2013 Cheltenham Festival Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire
Sarah Jordan (left) and Kirsty Scaplehorn from Cheltenham attend Ladies Day
Sarah Jordan (left) and Kirsty Scaplehorn from Cheltenham attend Ladies Day Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

How does Ladies' Day compare to last year?

Gallery: Ladies dress to impress at Cheltenham Festival 2012.

Ferniche Millinery poses for a picture during Ladies Day
Ferniche Millinery poses for a picture during Ladies Day Credit: David Davies/PA Wire

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