Eventer Zara Phillips has withdrawn top horse Toytown (pictured) from the World Cup qualifier at Fontainebleau, France, this weekend due to a bruised foot.

The 15-year-old gelding, Zara’s partner in winning the 2006 World Championship and the 2005 European Eventing Championship, is one of Britain’s major hopes for the Olympics in Hong Kong this summer.

Zara will still ride Ardfield Magic Star and Glenbuck at Fontainebleau, alongside around 10 other British entries.

For full report from Fontainebleau, see 3 April issue of Horse & Hound.