Queen’s beloved fell pony seen for first time in public since her death


The fell pony was given a chance to say goodbye when the Ceremonial Procession of the coffin of Queen Elizabeth arrived at Windsor Castle before the funeral.


Queen’s beloved fell pony seen for first time in public since her death (Image: Kelvin Bruce / Jim Bennett)

Mr Pendry, 72, who attended the service at St George’s Chapel, had then spoken on the Queen’s relationship with Emma.

He told the Daily Mail: “It was an honour and privilege to have Emma with me to say goodbye to Her Majesty for the last time.

“The Queen adored Emma and rode her for more than 20 years so it was only right she should have been there, and she behaved impeccably.

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Terry Pendry lives on the Windsor estate (Image: ©Kelvin Bruce / Jim Bennett)

“I think she probably had some sort of sixth sense that Her Majesty wouldn’t be riding her anymore and she did her proud by standing there so respectfully.”

He went on: “The Queen always rode with a white sheepskin saddle, it was her favourite, so I made sure Emma had that on as well.

“Then for the finishing touch, I put Her Majesty’s Hermes headscarf on the saddle. It was her favourite and had the horses and carriages printed on it.

“Less is more if you ask me. I could have put her riding crop and gloves, but I just thought the headscarf was the perfect touch.”


The Queen rode Emma for the last time on July 18 (Image: Getty)

Mr Pendry said: “I’ve been riding with the Queen for years and the last time she was on Emma was back on July 18 – two days before she left for Balmoral.

“It’s a memory I shall never forget, and I tell you something, the Queen may have been frail as any 96-year-old would be, but she was still as sharp as anything, she was crystal clear.

“I was right by her side and there was no indication that anything was wrong with her. The Queen was an incredible lady who selflessly dedicated herself to the service of this country and the Commonwealth.

Mr Pendry, who was awarded the LVO and BEM for his services, added: “I’m sad to say that I don’t think we shall ever seen anyone like the Queen again and there are no words to express how much I shall miss her.

“All I can say as a loyal servant of many years is ‘God bless her and God Save The King.’ The last few days have been very traumatic but now we just have to carry on and get on with our work.

“I’m just so glad that Emma and I were able to say our goodbye at Windsor where Her Majesty enjoyed riding her horses so much.”


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