All the Queen’s horses. Where do they go?

Queens Horse. Royal Mews image.

Michael Clayton, reporting for the Horse and Hound writes: Some 250 horses used by the Army in ceremonial duties in London have been enjoying an unscheduled holiday at grass in Leicestershire owing to the coronavirus outbreak. They have been given their new home by Geoff Brooks and his son, Richard, who farm some 1,600 acres… Continue reading All the Queen’s horses. Where do they go?

Happy birthday to horse lover Queen Elizabeth II

A waving Queen Elizabeth II in crimson red.

As a child, Elizabeth was given her first horse, a Shetland pony named Peggy, at age 4, which she was riding by the age of 6. By age 18 she was an accomplished rider, and has continued to ride for pleasure into her Diamond Jubilee year. The future Queen Elizabeth II age 6 aboard her… Continue reading Happy birthday to horse lover Queen Elizabeth II

Foto Friday: The Queen and the Kelpies

FALKIRK, Scotland — July 5, 2017. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is all smiles as she opens the Scottish canal alongside the stunning 30m-high Kelpies sculptures. Crowds gather as Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh visit The Kelpies sculpture near Falkirk to unveil a plaque to name the Queen Elizabeth II Canal that… Continue reading Foto Friday: The Queen and the Kelpies

All the pretty horses kick off Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations

A young Queen Elizabeth II on Horseback

MARIA PUENTE, writing for USA Today reports: It's time for Britons to shout "God save the horsewoman-in-chief!" Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee celebrations, marking her 60 years on the throne, kick off today at Windsor Castle with an equestrian extravaganza featuring hundreds of Her Majesty's favorite animal. The thumping-big Jubilee events, including a flotilla of… Continue reading All the pretty horses kick off Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations

The Queen pushes Strangles appeal closer to target with Christmas donation (UK)

Cross-posted from Horsemart UK Her Majesty The Queen has made a personal donation to The British Horse Society and The Animal Health Trust's Strangles Appeal for the second year running. Her Majesty sent a cheque to the BHS, of which she has been Patron for more than 60 years, to help the charities fight the… Continue reading The Queen pushes Strangles appeal closer to target with Christmas donation (UK)