The late Queen Elisabeth II’s beloved Fell pony, Emma, is back in the news again. The gorgeous black mare made international headlines as she stood on the Long Walk at Windsor Castle as the Queen’s casket was driven by, standing with her handler, the Queen’s groom Terry Pendry. He had placed one of Her Majesty’s iconic headscarves over the saddle.

Now Emma has been named Horse of a Lifetime, an award decided by public votes, at the Horse & Hound awards. According to the BBC,  the award was accepted by Lizzie Briant, who rode Emma in competition. “Everybody adores her at the Royal Mews ‒ there isn’t a pony in the country that is better loved,” she told the media outlet.

Emma has made appearances in three pageants at the Royal Windsor Horse Show, including the Queen’s 90th birthday and her Platinum Jubilee. The Queen and Emma often hacked around Windsor Great Park over the course of 15 years; their final ride together took place in July.

Fittingly, this latest honour for Emma included a bag of carrots.