Queen Elizabeth II celebrates 96th birthday with her two majestic ponies: See the photo

Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating her 96th birthday in good company.

Ahead of the queen's birthday on Thursday, The Royal Windsor Horse show shared a new portrait of the monarch Wednesday evening. 

"Taken last month in the grounds of Windsor Castle, The Queen is pictured with two of her fell ponies, Bybeck Katie and Bybeck Nightingale,"

In the photo, the queen stands proudly between Bybeck Katie and Bybeck Nightingale, donning a forest green cape-style coat while holding the reins of her two ponies. 

Harry and Meghan visit the queen: The couple reunites with Queen Elizabeth II on their way to Invictus Games

The queen is marking her 96th birthday privately on Thursday, retreating to the Sandringham estate in eastern England that has offered the monarch and her late husband

Elizabeth is expected to spend the day at the estate’s Wood Farm cottage, a personal sanctuary where she also spent her first Christmas since Philip’s death in April 2021.

Bulls vs. Bucks score: Chicago bounces back in Game 2 behind DeMar