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Old 07-31-2012, 05:59 PM
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Hardly. Zara is in fact the youngest member of her team. By the time of the next Olympics, she'll be 35 - and still younger than any of her team-mates now. Assuming Zara continues to deliver on the same level and has no issues with her horses, she will have 2-3 Olympics to compete in. If she emuliates Mary King, then there are at least 5 Olympics ahead of her.
- Zara is 31
- Nicola Wilson is 35
- Kristina Cook is 41
- William Fox-Pitt is 43
- Mary King is 51.
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You are right. For instance, Mr. Hoketsu, who is 71, qualified to be in the Japanese Olympic team and competes in the individual dressage in London.

Japanese man qualifies to compete at London 2012 aged 71 | Sport | guardian.co.uk
Hiroshi Hoketsu, Oldest Olympian, Competes In Dressage At London 2012
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Is Zara competing in any of the other equestrian events coming up within the next week? How do these work? These are individual events... same participants? is the slate wiped clean or do they inherit their scores from this round of events? any information is appreciated
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It's not valid for the United States either!
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Old 07-31-2012, 06:11 PM
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MichelleQ2, You've got Eventing, Jumping and Dressage. All three of them have individual teams and participants.
Dressage starts Thursday!
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MichelleQ2, You've got Eventing, Jumping and Dressage. All three of them have individual teams and participants.
Dressage starts Thursday!
Correct. Zara's Olympics are over, she can relax and enjoy herself now.
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I've been watching Equestrian events since I was a kid...there are still riders competing in top shows (jumpers/dressage/cross country) now across the US that I started watching around the age of 12 or so...I'm almost 46 so that gives a idea of how long competitive riders can go.


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Absolutely, equestrian riders go on a long time if the good horses keep coming. The Whitaker family is a good example of young and old competing.
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:58 AM
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Speaking of age, this rider who is competing in the dressage is 71:

BBC News - Oldest 2012 Olympic athlete - aged 71

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Did Zara stay in the olympic village with other competitors?
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Did Zara stay in the olympic village with other competitors?
Yes apparently som the media also made a point of saying she would do so without any extra security apart from that provided to all athletes.
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Old 08-01-2012, 06:49 PM
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After Munich, the security was extremely increased for the athletes. Then after Atlanta, it increased across the board.
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Zara Phillips did amazing yesterday!
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Princess Nathalie will be competing tomorrow in dressage.
She is due to ride at 12:33GMT, she is the 10th rider tomorrow.
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Zara Phillips did amazing yesterday!
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Old 08-03-2012, 06:46 AM
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Has Pss Nathalie been on the course today?
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Has Pss Nathalie been on the course today?
According to Dazzling just above she's due to ride at 12:33pm which is in 21 minutes :)
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Old 08-03-2012, 07:43 AM
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Princess Nathalie just completed her round, she rode really well.
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After Princess Nathalie's ride, the team rank's 1st place, there is one more rider to go. Hopefully they manage to stay in the top spot.
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She looked like she was crying, both on the way in and on the way out :( :( :(
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