Zara Phillips back competing over Easter

Zara Phillips and High Kingdom

Zara Phillips and High Kingdom. © Mike Bain

Zara Phillips is expected to return to competition later this month for the first time since her daughter was born.

Phillips has seven horses entered in the Symm International Horse Trials at the Hambledon Estate of Urs Schwarzenbach at Henley on Thames in Oxfordshire, over Easter Weekend, from April 18 to 20.

She has not competed since this birth of her daughter, Mia Grace Tindall, who arrived on January 17.

Among the horses Phillips has entered are Black Tuxedo and High Kingdom, her Olympic horse, who are both in the Open Intermediate on Sunday. She is aiming for selection for the FEI Alltech World Equestrian Games in France later this year.

A total of 717 entries have been received for the event, including several international and Olympic riders. It will be a busy weekend for some, with Australia’s Chris Burton having five horses entered over the course of the event, Laura Collett has eight, Tim Price and Matthew Heath have 11 apiece, and Emily Llewellyn and Tristram Owers each have six.


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