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    Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh ride back to Buckingham Palace after the Queen's birthday parade, "Trooping the Colour" at Horse Guards Parade in London on 14 June 1969. The Queen is riding a black RCMP Police Service Horse (PSH) mare that was given to Queen Elizabeth II by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and ridden by the Queen for Trooping the Colour for eighteen consecutive years from 1969 to 1986.

    People have been training and riding horses since ancient times. Used primarily by Asian nomadic tribes, the culture of horse breeding has spread across the globe, while the scope in the animal's use has also spread outside practical purposes to the spheres of competitive sports, entertainment, and ceremonies.

    Horseback riding or equestrianism has also been a part of the nobility. Either as a tribute to this culture or a love for equestrianism, the wives of many world leaders never miss an opportunity to show off their riding skills. 

    Check out the collection of photos of world leaders' wives, who enjoy horseback riding.

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