The Queen will be attending the Epsom Derby as part of her jubilee celebrations. The Queen is very fond of horse racing and horses in general.
To celebrate the Queen’s love of horses you could:
Play a horse racing game
There are a number of games available to buy such as (not tested, some may have age restrictions):
- "Cheatwell Games Host Your Own Race Night"
- "The Really Nasty Horce Racing Game"
For the Queen’s birthday and special occasions, the Queen’s Foot Guards and Cavalry parade at Horseguards Parade. This is the home for the Queen’s horses and soldiers. What can you find out about Horseguards Parade? You might like to visit the Household Cavalry museum website
If you have the opportunity to ride a horse then have a go. Join a riding tour for a day, e.g. Horseback Riding Tours in Hertfordshire (Tripadvisor)
Alternatively learn the skills required and have a go without a horse
Design a jockey strip
Jockeys have bold patterns and colours on their outfits (known as a strip)
Design your own jockey strip with your favourite colours and patterns.
— Share your design with us
Learn to draw a horse
The Queen has had horses called Tommy, Imperial and Betsy. Try drawing a horse and name it.
— Show us your drawings
Hobby Horses are a real craze in Scandanavia, in particular. They even have competitions which can be found on YouTube.
Why not make your own hobby horse?
There are a number of tutorials on YouTube: How to Make a DIY Stick Horse or Hobby Horse Unicorn
— We would love to see a photo of your hobby horse
Now you have a hobby horse, why not:
- Have a race
- If you don’t want to make one, you can still race with a broom!
- Do some hobby horse dressage
Royal Horse Champions
Princess Anne, Zara Tindell & Lady Louise Windsor are all keen competitive horse women. What can you find out about them or other royals? Can you create a poster to show what you have found?
— Share your poster