Zara Tindall (née Phillips)

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Zara Tindall (née Phillips) is the daughter of two successful British eventers, the Princess Royal and Captain Mark Phillips. A young rider individual silver medallist in 2002 on Toytown, she established herself at senior level in 2003 when she finished second at Burghley with the same horse.

Zara became individual European champion riding Toytown at Blenheim in 2005 and led the Brits to team gold; she went on to be crowned BBC Sports Personality of the Year. A year later, she piloted Toytown to individual gold and team silver at the World Equestrian Games in Aachen, Germany.

Toytown was put down on Tuesday 27 June 2017, at the age of 24.

Zara Tindall’s impressive performance at London 2012 riding High Kingdom helped the British team to secure a silver team medal. She also finished second at Luhmühlen in 2013 and successfully returned to the saddle after having her first child in time to win team silver at the 2014 World Equestrian Games in Caen, France, with High Kingdom.

High Kingdom was also third at the flagship US event at Kentucky in 2017, before he retired from the sport in 2018.

Zara continues to compete at the top level and has ambitions to ride on British teams and at the Olympics again in the future.

Zara married rugby star Mike Tindall in 2011 and gave birth to her first daughter Mia in January 2014 and her second, Lena, in June 2018. Her son Lucas joined the family in March 2021.