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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