Zara Phillips back in the saddle and eyeing WEG

Team silver medalist Zara Phillips and High Kingdom.
London 2012 Olympic team silver medalist Zara Phillips, with High Kingdom.

Former World and European champion eventer Zara Phillips is back riding two months after giving birth, and intent on representing Britain at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games later this year.

Phillips, 32, last rode competitively last August, and continued to ride during her pregnancy.

Her daughter, Mia, was born on January 17.

She said at last week’s recent Cheltenham Festival: “I’ve gotten back on the horse. I’m very stiff – my muscles ache!”

Phillips will be aiming for selection for the World Equestrian Games in late August. She won the World Champion Eventing title with Toytown in 2006.

The rider is also one of three equestrians who will lead a course walk of the Badminton Horse Trials Cross Country course, taking place on the dressage day of the famous event in early May.

Phillips told Hello! magazine that she would teach baby Mia to ride but would not be disappointed if she chose a different career.

“I want her to do whatever she wants. When you have a child all you hope for them is to be healthy and happy,” she said.


One thought on “Zara Phillips back in the saddle and eyeing WEG

  • March 21, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    Im happy for her good luck.


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