The Queen goes horse riding ahead of 62nd anniversary of her coronation

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Throughout the Queen's long reign, she has still found time to keep up her hobbies. On Monday, the day before the 62nd anniversary of her coronation, the royal was pictured enjoying one of her favourite pastimes since childhood – horse riding.

Sporting her usual mac and jodphurs, the Queen looked in her element and delighted to be doing what she loves best.

The royal, 89, covered her hair in a silk scarf, the accessory she can often be seen wearing when off duty.

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The Queen had her first riding lesson at the age of three

She was spotted enjoying a ride around the grounds of her Windsor Castle home in Berkshire with her head groom Terry Pendry. The duo often go horse riding together, especially when the weather suits.

In November of last year, the Queen was honoured with a lifetime achievement award from the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) the International Federation for Equestrian Sports, at a private ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

Hailed as "a true horsewoman" who has an "extraordinary bond" with her horses, the queen was given a white gold and diamond brooch of nine interlinked horseshoes, which had been especially created for her, by FEI President Princess Haya.

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Tuesday marked 62 years since the Queen's coronation

Her Majesty had her first riding lesson at the age of three and was given her first pony, a Shetland mare named Peggy, by her grandfather King George V on her fourth birthday.

During her reign she went on to become patron of various equestrian organisations including the British Horse Society, the Fell Pony Society and the Highland Pony Society.

Tuesday marked 62 years since the Queen was crowned. Back in London celebrations took place to mark the anniversary, with the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery firing a 41 gun royal salute in Hyde Park.

Prince Charles' mother was crowned on June 2 1953 in a grand ceremony at Westminster Abbey.