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Old 04-07-2008, 03:53 PM
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Zara Phillips at the Tedworth Point to Point at Barbury Castle,
near Marlborough, Britain - 04 Apr 2008 Zara Phillips took the
day off from eventing at the weekend to take her horse Manor
Down to the Tedworth Point to Point. Zara has taken on the
testing job of training the horse which jockey Tom David rode
into fourth place on Saturday.

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Old 04-14-2008, 04:31 PM
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Zara at the jumping of the CCI of Compiegne (Concours Complet
International), eventing competition. April 13, 2008 - Compiegne,
France. Zara fell during the jumping event, without being injured.
She had to abandon.

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Old 04-14-2008, 04:46 PM
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Oh that sucks! Is there any info. if she and the horse are all right?
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Old 04-18-2008, 03:35 PM
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Zara is fine, as you'll see on the following pics from today,
Russophile, but I'm not sure about her horse, as today she
had another one, 'Make Mine Music' instead of 'Manor Down'.

Zara Phillips at Hambleden Horse Trials, Henley on Thames,
Britain - 18 Apr 2008

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With doggies!! I love the doggies!!!
Just how rough a sport is jumping on a horse? And this one that she has is just as beautiful!
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Old 04-21-2008, 01:40 PM
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Really sad for Zara's friend thrown to death..

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Yikes! Maybe this is divine intervention and she should get out of the sport?
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Riding and its dangers

What is the closest to Equestrian as far as sports? What has a similar speed and requires jumping your vehicle/horse? Motocross, more specifically, Bicycle Motocross...yes, the sport is similar in speed, and the dexterity requisite of a rider in this sport compares well with horses. My point is that the animals (horses) are the difference. Equestrian and Equine sports are far more dangerous than some of the more dangerous sports out there - and no, I am not saying that those of you that ride bikes are less an athlete, or more of one for that matter, as both sports are Olympic sports at this point in time. And although the reality for the Equine event athletes is that they are in a sport that is so very dangerous, it shows confidence, and Zara has plenty of confidence in being such an accomplished Equestrian. If anything, it is her love of the sport that keeps her going. However I could understand that if she were to have a reason for leaving the sport at some time in the future, competitively anyway, that she may do so as graciously as anyone whom has been involved...I, myself left a sport at 15 because of an injury, and while it was depressing to myself to leave - as athletes have invested such great amounts of time to be the best, there is always something else...and any of you whom might think that they are participating in the most dangerous sport - go climb a mountain, because that's not the point.
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Old 04-26-2008, 04:40 PM
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Zara is having another big weekend.

Tiger Lily, the horse bred by the Queen, got a third.

With only 99 days to go to the Olympics, Toytowns's withdrawl from this event doesn't feel good.

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Equestrian sports are among the most dangerous. There have been several deaths in the UK over the past few years. Some people think motor sports or even rugby are dangerous - but I don't believe they are as dangerous as the horses.
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Zara is having another big weekend.

Tiger Lily, the horse bred by the Queen, got a third.

With only 99 days to go to the Olympics, Toytowns's withdrawl from this event doesn't feel good.

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She went to Powderham Castle with him last weekend and was 7th. She was entered here just in case Powderham Castle was cancelled.
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Pics 26.+27.4.2008

26 Apr 2008: Zara Phillips riding the Queen's horse Tiger
Lilly IX and her horse High Kingdom at the Withington Horse
trials, Gloucestershire.

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Zara Phillips warms her horse Tallyho Sambucca up before taking
part inThe Dressage section at Withington Manor Horse Trials at
the Withington Estate on April 27, 2008, near Cheltenham in
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^I really dislike that picture of her. Its looks really photoshopped. She's much prettier naturally.
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Zara Phillips and Ardfield Magic Star attend a veterinary inspection on
April 30 2008 in Badminton, England. Reigning world champion Zara Phillips
will ride Glenbuck and Ardfield Magic Star at the world's largest three-day
event - as the British equestrian team look to finalise their 2008 Olympics
squad. The event starts tomorrow with two days of dressage then goes
into cross country on Saturday before finishing with the jumping test on Sunday.

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Does anyone know Zara's ranking in this event? This is the last event before the Olympic team is chosen (I think), it would be a shame for her not to do well and not make the team for the Bejing Olympics.

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England rugby international Mike Tindall has been charged with drink-driving.


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Equestrian sports are among the most dangerous. There have been several deaths in the UK over the past few years. Some people think motor sports or even rugby are dangerous - but I don't believe they are as dangerous as the horses.
It's not all equestrian sports. In dressage there are very few injuries to riders. In show jumping, we have break away safety cups that if the horse even rubs the fence the pole drops. In eventing, the poles are fixed in place. There has been a big push in the US to have the safety cups implimented. But right now, it's basically telephone poles hard wired into place, which can be leathal if you slip. This has zero margin for error. This is why when you hear about horses and riders being injured or killed it's almost always in the cross country phase of eventing. I dont remember ever hearing of someone being killed in show jumping.
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