15 of The Queen’s Favourite Horses

A reflective moment for the queen, riding Birmese, when she left Buckingham Palace for the Trooping the Colour Ceremony at Horse Guards June 11th 1983

The Queen becomes Britain’s longest reigning monarch on 9 September 2015, taking over from her great-great grandmother Queen Victoria. Let’s take a look at some of her favorite horses throughout her history

The queen has owned many horses down the years and her equestrian interests are very broad. It is probably a bit tactless trying to identify her favorites!

Aside from racing she has owned — and bred — horses that have been successful in racing, eventing, showing, carriage driving and polo. Most of us only see her among horses at the Royal Ascot Paddock and when she attends the Horse Guard’s parade.

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Four-Month-Old Foal Set On Fire – Police Appeal

foal with burns

UPDATE – Sadly Angus has died as a result of his injuries. Owner Kayleigh Appleby said: “I want to thank everyone who has given us moral support and offered money to help with Angus’s vet bills. We didn’t accept the money but really appreciate how much people have taken Angus to their hearts.”.

 

RSPCA Chief Inspector Cathy Hyde from the  added: “This was a horrifically cruel attack on a defenceless foal with tragic consequences. “Foals are naturally inquisitive and trusting and it’s awful that it appears someone has taken advantage of this. Attacks like this are extremely rare but understandably local horse owners will be worried and we would suggest they are extra vigilant.  We would also encourage the public to contact the police and groups like Horsewatch to report people acting suspiciously or unusual vehicles visiting fields and yards.

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Rider Hit By A Lorry Receives £30,000 Compensation

horse with cut eye

cut eye

As more and more people take up horse riding these incidents are becoming all too common

£30,000 compensation last month was awarded to Claire Macmanomy  last month(15 July). She was out hacking her friends horse Red in Gospel End, West Midlands when her horse was hit by a lorry. The incident happened in February 2014.

They were hit while Mrs Macmanomy was hacking Red to an indoor school which meant riding along a stretch of road for about a quarter of a mile.

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Foal Has Amazing Mark That Looks Like Another Horse

heart shape on foals bottom

There’s something wonderful about seeing a baby animal being born, such sweet innocence. Horses can be born with some beautiful markings, but I doubt anything will match this extraordinary foal for a long time to come.  When we read about … Read more