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At Nearly 93, Queen Elizabeth Is Still Horseback Riding Like a Boss

For the British monarch, age is just a number
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Queen Elizabeth is just weeks away from her 93rd birthday, but she's showing no signs of slowing down, at least not when it comes to her equestrian endeavors.

Earlier this week, she was spotted riding at Windsor Castle alongside her head groom Terry Penury.

The Queen was photographed wearing a navy blue coat and a printed, cream-colored scarf in lieu of a helmet. In the past, the Telegraph has reported that she always declines to wear a "hard hat" so as to not muss her hair.

Penury sported tan riding pants, black boots, a jacket, and a dapper bowler hat for the outing.

The British monarch has a long history of horseback riding, having taken her first lessons at just three years old, but as she's gotten older, she's grown a bit more particular about when she'll venture out. "I'm rather a fair-weather rider now. I don't like getting cold and wet," she was filmed telling an aide a few years ago.

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We say that's a nonagenarian's prerogative.

"Who else is riding at 90?" the Duchess of Cornwall has said of her mother-in-law. "That's what's so incredible."

While she may be riding in her 90s, the Queen has reportedly recently given up driving—at least on public roads.

According to the Sunday Times, "The Queen is understood to have agreed to give up driving on public roads on the advice of her security team after the Duke of Edinburgh’s car crash earlier this year. The monarch will be chauffeured on public roads."

Writer Roya Nikkhah also reports that "it is thought the Queen may continue to drive on private roads." Buckingham Palace declined to comment on the matter.

*This article originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com

*Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors

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