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.
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.
The Queen greets her home-bred fillyPhantom Gold after winning the Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot in 1982.
The Queen presents the trophy to her husband Prince Philip after he wins a driving trials at Royal Windsor Horse Show.
The famous Windsor Greys, which by tradition always draw the carriage in which The Queen is travelling.
The Queen with her home-bred Highland pony stallion Balmoral Dee at Royal Windsor Horse Show in 1995.