Photo courtesy of Kelvin Bruce
The Queen was spotted riding through the grounds of Windsor on Remembrance Day after honouring our fallen soldiers in the Remembrance Day service. The Queen was with her Head Groom Ted Pundry trotting beside her.
Her Majesty started riding horses when she was just four-years-old after being given a shetland pony. From then one The Queen’s love of horses grew and lasted through the decades.
The Queen passed on her equestrian passion to her daughter Princess Anne who then in turn inspired her daughter Zara Tindall (formerly Zara Philips).
Princess Anne became the first Royal to compete at the Olympics when she rode in the equestrian three-day event at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal. Zara Tindall has had an incredibly successful career in the world of eventing – including an Eventing World Championship which led her to become Sports Personality Of The Year in 2006. Zara also won a silver medal in the London 2012 Olympics.
The Queen has been a huge fan and supporter of British racing from an early age. As an owner, Her Majesty has enjoyed over 1,600 winners as well as winning all the British Classics excluding the Derby. Who could forget that momentous day when Estimate won the 2013 Ascot Gold Cup!?