A talented Teddington horse rider living with a disability will appear on Countryfile after he rubbed shoulders with royalty.

James Wiseman, who has been diagnosed with ADHD and Asperger's Syndrome, met with Princess Anne at the Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) National Championship competition in Gloucester between July 12 and July 14.

The princess – who is also a patron for the RDA, met with 18-year-old James after he was chosen to be part of the RDA’s 50th anniversary campaign.

Natalie O’Rourke, manager of Park Lane Stables and RDA Horse Riding Instructor said: “James has really turned his life around and has been chosen as one of the 50 faces of RDA for their 50th anniversary year.

“He was a young person disengaged from education and his life was taking the wrong turn, he had become involved with the wrong crowd and was slipping into a life of trouble.”

The Park Lane Stables in Teddington offer a unique horse riding, hippotherapy and horse and carriage lessons for children and adults living with various disabilities which include autism, downs syndrome and the visually impaired.

Ms O’Rourke added: “James began volunteering with us as a stable hand and became interested in the carriage driving.

“He upskilled himself and became the youngest RDA carriage driving coach in the country."

The RDA students from Park Lane Stables in Teddington included three horses, seven riders and one carriage driver - all of whom had qualified at regional level to attend the national championships.

All the students achieved great things and came home with many rosettes and one trophy for a win in one class.

Students took part in dressage, carriage driving, horse and pony knowledge and a countryside challenge where riders must complete obstacles they would meet while riding.

James Wiseman will feature on BBC’s Countryfile on July 28.

For more information visit: https://www.parklanestables.co.uk/