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Newlywed Zara Phillips launches kids clothing range with Musto

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Newlywed event rider Zara Phillips has launched her first range of children’s equestrian clothing.

The Musto range — called “ZP 176 Kids” — was unveiled in Gloucestershire on Tuesday (2 August). The collection is designed for seven to 13-year-olds.

Zara has been involved throughout the creative process — from design through to the development and testing of the products. The collection consists of a 2-in-1 jacket, zip neck fleece, zip-thru hoody, zip-neck sweat, kids’ polo and accessories.

“As I wear Musto all the time while training and competing, it seemed natural to create my own collection,” said Zara. “My first range launched in autumn-winter 2010 and I am very excited to be able to extend it to cater for children.

“‘ZP 176 Kids’ is warm and colourful — as well as having all the technical qualities of the adult ranges, so I am hoping I can encourage more children to get involved with horses and riding.”

Mostyn Thomas, from Musto, added: “Our relationship with Zara goes back a long way and this range is the result of a lot of hard work from both Zara and Musto. As with the adult collection, Zara has been heavily involved with the product ensuring her personal touch is incorporated into the designs.”

Zara’s new autumn-winter 2011 range for adults will be officially launched at the Musto stand at Gatcombe Horse Trials today (Thursday 4 August).

For more information visit: www.musto.com

And it’s been a busy week for Zara, who married her rugby player boyfriend Mike Tindall in Edinburgh on Saturday (30 July).

Equestrian guests included eventers Sarah Cohen, Tina Cook William Fox Pitt, Francis Whitington, 14-times champion jockey AP McCoy and dual grand national winning jockey Carl Llewellyn. Point-to-point trainer Dolly Maude was Zara’s maid of honour.

The 30-year-old daughter of Princess Anne and Capt Mark Phillips, who in 2006 was world eventing champion and named BBC Sports Personality of the year, lives in Gloucestershire with Mike. She announced she is keeping her maiden name to compete.

To see pictures and exclusive commentary see today’s issue of H&H (4 August).