Silver for Britain at Young Rider Europeans

  • Zara Phillips misses out of following in her mother’s gold medal footsteps, when her horse Toy Town clipped the final fence at the European Young Riders three-day event championships in Austria. British squad also claim team silver

    Zara Phillips riding as an individual and the British team, both won silver at the European Young Riders three-day-event championships in Weindorf, Austria.

    Germany won both gold medals when individual rider Zara Phillips, the cross-country leader, just had the last show jump down to drop to silver.

    A score of 39.6 penalties saw the young royal go in to second place after the dressage. A strong performance cross-country then gave Zara a slight lead of just 2.8 penalties over Germany’s Christine Stahl going into the show jumping phase.

    Had Zara gone clear she would have repeated her mother, Princess Anne’s success at the 1971 European championships when she won gold on Doublet.

    The British young rider team – Georgie Davies, Cressida Clauge-Reading, Kitty Boggis and Matthew Wright – won silver with all four team members finishing in the top 12.

    Germany won both the individual and team golds, while Finland took team bronze.

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