As the nation celebrates the Golden Jubilee this weekend, Horse & Hound Online pays tribute to the Queen’s love affair with horses

Trooping the Colour: The Queen has ridden several horses at the Trooping of the Colour ceremony, but the mare Burmese, a present from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in 1969, remained her favourite until she rode at her last Birthday Parade in 1986.

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The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment, the Sovereign’s escort, is traditionally the closest military guard to the Queen.

It is made up of two regiments; the Lifeguards and the Blues and Royals.

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The Queen greets her home-bred fillyPhantom Gold after winning the Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot in 1982.

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The Queen presents the trophy to her husband Prince Philip after he wins a driving trials at Royal Windsor Horse Show.

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The famous Windsor Greys, which by tradition always draw the carriage in which The Queen is travelling.

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The Queen with her home-bred Highland pony stallion Balmoral Dee at Royal Windsor Horse Show in 1995.

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