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14 Photos That Prove Queen Elizabeth II's Unwavering Love of Horses

Her Majesty has been riding horses for more than 80 years.
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Earlier this week, the soon-to-be 91-year-old British monarch was spotted riding near the bank of the River Thames at Windsor Castle. Read on for a look at Queen Elizabeth on horseback through the years.

March 6, 2017


Despite having only recently recovered from a heavy winter cold, Queen Elizabeth II was spotted horseback riding near the bank of the River Thames at Windsor Castle on Monday.

March 17, 1997


In this photo, Queen Elizabeth greets troops on horseback at the Royal Windsor Horse Show.

June 8, 1982


One of the most iconic images of Ronald Reagan's presidency was him riding alongside Her Majesty at Windsor Castle.

June 3, 1978


Here, Queen Elizabeth II salutes during the 1978 Trooping the Colour, a parade that takes place annually in celebration of her birthday.

September 1, 1971

The Queen on horseback looking toward Balmoral Castle in Scotland.

May 1, 1971


Here, the Queen watches the International Driving Grand Prix in Windsor Great Park.

April 1, 1967

Queen Elizabeth II, riding Sultan, is accompanied by Lord Linley and Prince Andrew on horseback through Windsor Park.

June 16, 1961

Queen Elizabeth cantering up to the start of a five-furlong outing.

June 17, 1981

Princess Elizabeth of England represents the King at the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony.

April 1, 1940


Princess Elizabeth out riding at the Royal Lodge in Windsor.

December 31, 1939


Princess Elizabeth during a riding lesson on the grounds of Windsor Castle.

April 21, 1938


King George VI rides alongside Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret.

January 1, 1937


Princess Elizabeth on horseback.

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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