Princess Anne has opened a £3m rehabilitation centre for injured jockeys in North Yorkshire, designed by Yorkshire practice Townscape Architects ltd.

The centre includes an underwater treadmill, hydrotherapy pool, horserace simulators, a gym and respite accommodation.

Mr Berry said: “Words can’t justify how proud I feel at this very moment.

“Jump jockeys average a fall every 16th ride and in one in ten falls they get injured. We need to look after them.”

Princess Anne unveiled a statue of Jack Berry during an opening ceremony attended by 20-time champion jump jockey AP McCoy.

AP McCoy said: “It’s a very tough sport. The thing about something like Jack Berry House is, no matter what it is, they will do their best to cater for you here.”

 

Princess Anne and Jack Berry