It’s tough to be the Queen but Her Majesty definitely deserves a break. Following her high profile visit in Germany and the frenzy that was the christening of Princess Charlotte early this month, Queen Elizabeth II found made an escape from her busy schedule to enjoy a horse ride in Windsor Castle.
The Queen was photographed with her head groom Terry Pendry as she looked rested with the fresh air and the leafy surroundings of Berkshire.
The Queen looked lovely with the white jodhpurs and light jacket that she wore for her day out. Her hair was swathed with a silk scarf, which she usually wears when going outdoors.
Despite advancing age, the Queen who has reigned for 62 years is showing no sign of slowing down and she’s always seen horse riding in Windsor or in her country estates, Balmoral and Sandringham. The Queen has been an avid horse rider ever since she was given her first pony – the Shetland mare she called Peggy , which was a gift from her grandfather, King George V. With her lifelong passion for horsemanship, the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) honored her with a life achievement award.