Queen’s beloved pony Emma to find new home after touching appearance at funeral


Emma rode with the Queen for two decades after joining the stable when she was just four years old.

She said: “It is likely that the queen’s daughter, Princess Anne, and daughter, Zara, who were both Olympic equestrians and well-known horse lovers, are likely to be involved in what happens next to the queen’s animals.”

The 24-year-old black fell pony stood by the Long Walk on Monday as the Queen’s coffin made the final journey to Windsor.

She was accompanied by head stud Terry Pendry, 72, who worked with the late monarch for 28 years.

Queen rides pony with Terry Pendry

The Queen riding her beloved Emma alongside Terry Pendry (Image: Shutterstock)

Emma waits by flowers for funeral procession

Emma raised a foot for Her Majesty as her coffin went past (Image: Aaron Chown/Pool via REUTERS)

Soldiering on: Picture emerges of guard who faceplanted after fainting at Queen’s funeral

A Queen’s guard fell face first after fainting following the Queen’s state funeral on Monday.

The pressure and length of the day appeared too much for some as a number of workers fainted following the proceedings.

Some have claimed that Emma demonstrated her distress as the coffin went past by stamping her foot.

Mr Pendry told the Daily Mail: “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.

“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.”

Corgis being looked after by royal staff

The corgis will be looked after by Prince Andrew (Image: Jonathan Buckmaster)

Floral tribute to the Queen

The Queen’s funeral was held on Monday (Image: Getty)

King Charles by the coffin

A committal service was held at Windsor after the funeral in Westminster Abbey (Image: Getty)

Mr Pendry added that while the Queen was physically frail on her last ride, her mind was “crystal clear” and she was “sharp as anything”.

He continued: “I’m sad to say that I don’t think we shall ever see anyone like the Queen again and there are no words to express how much I shall miss her.

“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.”

Emma – full name Carltonlima Emma – was bred at the Murthwaite Stud farm in Cumbria by Thomas Capstick, who passed away in 2015.

Mr Capstick’s aunt, Mary Airey, said he would have been “so proud” to see her at Windsor, reported The Mirror.

She told the BBC: “It was lovely yesterday to see Emma with Terry.

“And – I don’t know if people noticed – but when the coffin went past Emma lifted her foot and it was priceless.”


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