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JER
Jan. 3, 2012, 01:49 PM
The queen of England, among other things, has outstanding credentials in eventing. She is mother of former European gold medalist Anne and grandmother of former world champion Zara.

Here she is yesterday (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/8988876/Human-remains-found-on-Sandringham-Estate.html), out riding at Sandringham. The choice of headlines, while accurately reflecting the news of the day, is not in especially good taste. Even if one is a staunch anti-monarchist, one should not run a photo of the Queen under the headline 'Human remains found..."

I'm no monarchist by any means but I do admire this woman. That she's still out on her horse at age 85 is an inspiration.

:)

Camstock
Jan. 3, 2012, 02:00 PM
Thanks for posting that.

Her "carry on" attitude is one of the reasons I am a big fan.

HPFarmette
Jan. 3, 2012, 02:03 PM
Cute horse too! What kind is it? Hope I'm riding when I'm 85.....

Hinderella
Jan. 3, 2012, 02:47 PM
It looks like one of her Fell ponies

subk
Jan. 3, 2012, 03:03 PM
Cute horse too! What kind is it?
According to the article he's "chestnut coloured." hmmm...

ChelsaeJo
Jan. 3, 2012, 03:13 PM
According to the article he's "chestnut coloured." hmmm...

I wondered about that, too. Am I missing something? Did bay turn Chestnut? ;)

selah
Jan. 3, 2012, 03:21 PM
I'm afraid if she were to fall down, she would surely break her crown...

fooler
Jan. 3, 2012, 03:23 PM
Kudos to the Queen for continuing to ride.

Lori B
Jan. 3, 2012, 03:54 PM
Love the pic.

Fooler, your tagline is related to my principal of riding: I resolve, each and every time I go to the barn, not to be the funniest story in the emergency room that day.

JSwan
Jan. 3, 2012, 03:58 PM
Great photo of a great lady. I hope to be riding when I'm her age.

PonyGal08
Jan. 3, 2012, 03:58 PM
Here are some more lovely pictures (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2081297/Queens-dynamic-start-new-year-rides-Sandringham.html?ito=feeds-newsxml) along with a less gruesome and more subject specific story. :)

quietann
Jan. 3, 2012, 04:19 PM
I think the horse is actually a black who's had a hunter clip. And he's cute!

HPFarmette
Jan. 3, 2012, 04:26 PM
Her boots are cool.

RunForIt
Jan. 3, 2012, 05:15 PM
Love the pic.

Fooler, your tagline is related to my principal of riding: I resolve, each and every time I go to the barn, not to be the funniest story in the emergency room that day.

actually, I have been...even with a seriously broken neck - SERIOUSLY!!! :lol: :cool:

Heliodoro
Jan. 3, 2012, 05:35 PM
Got a few of those riders as a part of the hunt I'm with. One whip just celebrated his 83rd birthday this fall and one of the Masters turned 80 this summer. They are my heros!

Hats off to the queen!

Robin@DHH
Jan. 3, 2012, 10:26 PM
I don't know the breed but I am guessing that the horse
is a shire. The feathering and build are typical of a shire.
I also think the horse is a black who has been clipped.

Calamber
Jan. 3, 2012, 11:37 PM
I'm afraid if she were to fall down, she would surely break her crown...

One can only hope. That "nice" little 85 year old lady is a butcher. I really was not impressed that Hitler liked dogs and babies either.....

Tha Ridge
Jan. 3, 2012, 11:57 PM
I don't know the breed but I am guessing that the horse
is a shire. The feathering and build are typical of a shire.
I also think the horse is a black who has been clipped.

Someone on another thread said it's a Highland and that she's bred them for years.

brightskyfarm
Jan. 3, 2012, 11:59 PM
Heres an adorable video of the Queen with her grandchildren pony-trekking !
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yb9MIJIjW3k

20-some years ago!
Absolutely precious!

In this current photo The Queen is riding a Fell pony and is accompanied by a Highland. The Queen breeds both Fells and Highlands and these are most likely home bred ponies.
85! perfect way to spend boxing day!

selah
Jan. 4, 2012, 09:19 AM
One can only hope. That "nice" little 85 year old lady is a butcher. I really was not impressed that Hitler liked dogs and babies either.....

Why, Prince Charles! How nice of you to join us! Did Mummy let you on the computer, or are you sneaking again?
:winkgrin:

retreadeventer
Jan. 4, 2012, 12:13 PM
LOFF it! :)

Now that's the COTH I know and love.

Tha Ridge
Jan. 4, 2012, 06:12 PM
Why, Prince Charles! How nice of you to join us! Did Mummy let you on the computer, or are you sneaking again?
:winkgrin:

:lol::lol::lol:

sophie
Jan. 4, 2012, 07:28 PM
LOL! Someone got up on the wrong side of the bed?

I just hope I'll still be able to ride a Highland pony when I'm 85! Good for her.
Her saddle (saver?) looks so comfy, too.

bornfreenowexpensive
Jan. 4, 2012, 08:12 PM
Heres an adorable video of the Queen with her grandchildren pony-trekking !
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yb9MIJIjW3k

20-some years ago!
Absolutely precious!

In this current photo The Queen is riding a Fell pony and is accompanied by a Highland. The Queen breeds both Fells and Highlands and these are most likely home bred ponies.
85! perfect way to spend boxing day!


Fantastic video. And I too hope to still be able swing a leg over a horse at her age!

Zu Zu
Jan. 4, 2012, 08:33 PM
:lol::lol::lol:



I'm afraid if she were to fall down, she would
surely break her crown...

Hope I am riding at the age of 85 !

fooler
Jan. 4, 2012, 10:00 PM
Love the pic.

Fooler, your tagline is related to my principal of riding: I resolve, each and every time I go to the barn, not to be the funniest story in the emergency room that day.

LOL - My cousin Tim is a hoot. We are blessed to have him around :D

SandyUHC
Jan. 7, 2012, 01:11 PM
Inspiring! I'd like to think I have 30 more years to ride.