Queen ‘extremely disappointed’ after being told not to ride

King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery - Pictured: Her Majesty The Queen inspects the parade. Image Corporal Dek Traylor / MoD Crown Copyright
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Queen ‘extremely disappointed’ after being told not to ride

Her Majesty The Queen has been told not to ride horses after experiencing discomfort following a trip to Scotland late summer.

The latest concern comes alongside several announcements over the past week, including news of an overnight stay in hospital and the withdrawal of attendance at the Cop26 Climate in Glasgow, where she will instead record a video to address the delegates.

The Queen, who has enjoyed horse riding for over 90 years, will undoubtedly be eager to be given the go-ahead to resume riding, although it is unclear when this will be. A source from Balmoral Castle, Scotland, reportedly stated

She adores riding, and it has been part of her ritual for most of her life. She has been extremely disappointed not to go riding since the beginning of September.”

During her time in the monarchy and before her coronation, the Queen has supported equestrianism as a partaker, spectator and patron to the largest outdoor equestrian event held in the UK, The Royal Windsor Horse Show. Held on the grounds of Windsor Castle over five days, the event is a highlight in Her Majesty’s annual calendar.

King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery - Pictured: Her Majesty The Queen watches the parade. image - Corporal Dek Traylor / MoD Crown
Pictured: Her Majesty The Queen watches the parade. image – Corporal Dek Traylor / MoD Crown

Over recent years, the Queen has been pictured riding around the grounds at Windsor Castle on her 14-year-old fell pony, Balmoral Fern, alongside other exceptionally well cared for ponies and horses.

Passing down her passion for equestrianism, daughter Princess Anne and granddaughter Zara Tindall relished the world of professional competition where both, on their merit, competed in the Olympic Games.

However, the Queen’s passion for the sport extends beyond the discipline category as a well-respected enthusiast and supporter of horse racing and her life-long relationship with the Household Cavalry. In 2021 the Queen was officially acknowledged for her support to racing as she was inducted into the Hall of Fame for British Flat Racing.

While the extent of Her Majesty’s concerns are not yet known, we wish her a swift recovery to good health in time for her Platinum Jubilee in 2022.

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