7 of the Queen’s Horses for her Platinum Jubilee

Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee is taking place from Thursday 2nd June 2022 to Sunday 5th June 2022. This will provide an opportunity for people throughout the United Kingdom to celebrate seventy years of service. Her Majesty The Queen is the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee having acceded to the throne on 6 February 1952 when Her Majesty was 25 years old.

Peggy – King George V gave Queen Elizabeth her first pony for her 4th Birthday in 1930. This was a shetland pony called Peggy who sparked the then Princess’s love of horses.

Burmese – In 1969 Burmese was presented to her Majesty by The Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The Queen rode the mare in Trooping the Colour for 18 years before she was retired in 1986 to Windsor. Burmese died at the age of 28 and is buried in the private grounds.

Doublet – Princess Anne won the European Eventing Championships at Burghley on Doublet in 1971. Doublet was bred by the Queen to be a polo pony meaning the queen bred both horse and rider!

Balmoral Jingle and Balmoral Curlew – Both horses are highland ponies who enjoyed huge success in the show ring with Lizzie Briant before joining The Royal Mews at Windsor. They then went on to become broodmares at the Balmoral Stud.

Emma – Fell pony Emma was also shown by Lizzie Briant and is one of the Queen’s riding ponies. The Queen enjoys riding Emma around her home grounds of Windsor.

Aureole – This was the first racehorse the Queen inherited from her late father King George VI, who bred the colt. Aureole won some class races including the Acomb Stakes, Derby Trial, Cumberland Lodge, Coronation Cup, Hardwick and the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot as well as finishing second in the Epsom Derby. Aureole went on to stand at Sandringham Stud siring many top-class racehorses.

Estimate – The Queen bred the filly Estimate out of one of the broodmares kindly loaned to her by high Highness The Aga Khan for her 80th birthday and sired by Monsun one of the best racing stallions at stud in Germany. Estimate was trained by Sir Michael Stoute, with huge success winning the Queen’s Vase at Royal Ascot as a three-year-old, followed by the Sagaro Stakes and then winning the Ascot Gold Cup at the Royal meeting as a four-year-old ridden by Ryan Moore. This was one of the greatest highlights for Her Majesty as an owner as no reigning monarch has won the Gold Cup. Estimate went on as a five-year-old to win the Doncaster Cup. She now resides as a broodmare at the Royal Studs.