Leona Lewis' friends indulged the star's love of horses for her birthday - with pals reportedly teaming together to buy her sponsorship of her own pony.
The singer, a well-known animal lover, turned 23 on Friday (03Apr09) and although she has wanted to throw herself into the equestrian world since she was a little girl, her hectic schedule means she is unable to care for a horse full time.
So Lewis' pals opted to buy her the next best thing - a sponsorship certificate for an animal in Los Angeles.
A source tells British newspaper the Daily Mirror, "Leona is besotted with horses. It's a bit pricey to splash out on one of her own, so they (her friends) donated money to sponsor one for her in L.A. She was overwhelmed by everyone's efforts."