Meet One of the Queen's Horses Up Close and Personal

Posted by Paige Cerulli

If you've ever wondered about the preparation and schooling that goes into the Queen's horses, then you'll want to watch this video. 

It's well known that Queen Elizabeth II loves horses and enjoys riding when she has time. She has a stable full of beautiful, well-bred horses which serve as riding mounts, carriage horses, and as parade and event horses.

Some of the Queen's horses are Thoroughbred racehorses; the Queen is a patron of the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association and has even had three races named after her: the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes, the Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Cup, and the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes.

The below video gives us an up-close-and-personal introduction to one of the Queen's horses who was being prepared to participate in the Diamond Jubilee, a major celebration in 2012. Check out the below video for information about how the Queen's horses are trained, cared for, and prepared for shows and special events.

You'll see that Stardust, the horse in this video, was a product of the Queen's horse breeding program and has been trained to be ridden both sidesaddle and astride.

Stardust also competes at Royal Windsor. This horse is clearly versatile and talented, and her conformation is beautiful.

Thanks to quality breeding and patient training, some of the horses in the Queen's stable go on to become talented competitors that any equestrian would be glad to own.

Meet One of the Queen's Horses Up Close and Personal