An enterprising teenager has received a letter from the Queen after sending a copy of a book she has written about her gypsy cob horses to the palace.
Emma Adair is carving quite a career from her passion for her two gypsy cobs after publishing the book Elsa and Autumn Go To A Show and launching a website selling equestrian-related gifts and T-shirts.
The 19-year-old is also selling her wares at country events and shows on her Just Neigh trade stand.
But one of Emma’s proudest achievements is the letter she received from a lady-in-waiting on behalf of the Queen.
Emma, from Sutton St James, said: “I sent a copy of the book to Her Majesty along with prints and posters of Autumn and Elsa and I received a letter back from Balmoral Castle informing me that the Queen and her family will be enjoying my book and prints.”
The letter reads: “Her Majesty was pleased to hear from you and to learn the story of your beautiful horses and, although unable to reply to you personally, The Queen greatly appreciated your kind thought in sending these lovely gifts for her and her family to enjoy.”
The book, which is available from Emma’s www.justneigh.co.uk website as well as for download from Amazon and at Bettertack in Pinchbeck, is a children’s story about Elsa and Autumn’s and also features Emma’s two rabbits Dolly and Lolly.
It has been professionally illustrated by Peter Glover.
Emma said: “The characters are all based upon the actual horses, rabbits and people.
“The story is about the adventure they all have at a show.
“It is a humorous read and has a true message of kindness.”
Readers can find out more about the real Elsa and Autumn and follow their adventures on Facebook at www.facebook.com/elsablackbeauty