Tag Archives: Equestrian

Princess Anne Drops In At Horse Trials After Cancelling Engagements Due To Illness

  September 17, 2016 at 5:55 pm by

The Princess Royal was spotted supporting her daughter Zara as she competed in the cross country section of the Whatley Manor International Horse Trials at Gatcombe Park after being forced to scale back her schedule as she continues to recover from a chest infection. Her husband, Sir Timothy Laurence, was with her. Though looking a little paler than usually, Anne appeared to be keeping her spirits up as she presented prizes at the … Continue reading

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Some Niece-ly Support for Zara Tindall At Festival of British Eventing

  August 5, 2016 at 6:34 pm by

Zara Tindall is competing in the Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park this weekend, and her two nieces – Savannah and Isla Phillips – were on hand to cheer on their aunt in today’s dressage stage. The two youngster, both wearing simple summer dresses, kept themselves entertained during breaks in the competition, before sitting atop the bonnet of a SUV as Zara took to the course on High Kingdom.

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Royals In Germany For CHIO Aachen Opening

  July 12, 2016 at 5:02 pm by

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden joined Princess Benedikte of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg at the opening of the CHIO Aachen equestrian event in Aachen, Germany today. It is the largest equestrian event in the world. The Queen, wearing a vibrant red outfit, officially opened the event, delivering a speech in front of the 40,000-strong audience after she and the King arrived in a horse-drawn carriage. Sweden is the partner country of … Continue reading

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Zara Tindall Not on Selection Short-List For Equestrian Team For Rio

  June 22, 2016 at 9:18 am by

Just days after Princess Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg confirmed she would not be competing in the upcoming Rio Olympic Games, it has also been announced that Zara Tindall has not been shortlisted to represent Team GB on the equestrian team. It is believed that, although Zara and her mount High Kingdom met the Olympic qualification requirements for selection, the horses’s health issues and fitness is the reason for Zara not being named on … Continue reading

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2016 Longines Ladies Award Goes to The Princess Royal

  June 13, 2016 at 10:24 pm by

Tonight, the Princess Royal was awarded the 2016 Longines Ladies Award for her contribution to the equestrian world in an awards dinner at the Natural History Museum. “She is a formidably talented horsewoman and deserves huge praise for her achievements,” Juan-Carlos Capelli, Vice President and Head of International Marketing of Longines, said in the statement announcing the Princess’s receipt of the award. During the dinner, Anne spoke of how proud she was … Continue reading

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Little Livewire: Mia Tindall Proves A Handful At Badminton Horse Trials

  May 7, 2016 at 6:17 pm by

A few weeks after she stole the show in her great-grandmother’s 90th birthday portrait, Mia Tindall today was a handful for her relatives as they watched the Badminton Horse Trials. Mike Tindall, Timothy Laurence, and Autumn Phillips all battled the wilful two-year-old to maintain her attention throughout the day, as Mia tried to break free seemingly wanting to run around on her own accord. Grandpa Tim entertained the young one … Continue reading

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Zara Tindall Takes Rum Expectations Around the Course at Gatcombe Trials

  March 26, 2016 at 4:58 pm by

The weather was decidedly different at the Gatcombe Horse Trials in Gloucestershire today than it was yesterday, the sun being replaced by the wind and light rain as Zara Tindall took to the course on her mount, Rum Expectations, finishing 15th. In the crowd to watch Zara as she competed in cross-country, show jumping and dressage were her husband, Mike Tindall, and their two-year-old daughter Mia. The young one was rugged … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Enjoy Family Day at ‘Jumping Amsterdam’

  February 1, 2015 at 8:46 pm by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima took their two youngest daughters to the final day of Jumping Amsterdam at the Amsterdam RAI today. Princesses Alexia and Ariane enjoyed the main event of the day, the Grand Prix of Amsterdam, which was won by Dutch rider Willem  Greve on the mount Carambole. This year’s competition was the 56th time the event has been staged. The family was joined by the King’s cousin Princess Margarita … Continue reading

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Princess Haya Receives ‘Legion of Honour’ From France

  September 7, 2014 at 10:52 pm by

Princess Haya Bint Al Hussain, wife of Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, was honoured with the National Order of the Legion of Honour. The Legion of Honour is France’s highest decoration. Princess Haya, FEI President, received it in recognition of her efforts of the equestrian sport. Princess Haya received the award from Laurent Fabius, French Minister of … Continue reading

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Princess Haya Receives Prize of the City of Aachen

  July 23, 2014 at 4:05 am by

FEI President Princess Haya has been awarded the Prize of the City of Aachen on Sunday July 20th. Princess Haya received the award in recognition of her commitment to equestrian sport. She received the award from the City of Aachen Major of the City of Aachen Marcel Philipp in a ceremony in the held in the main arena at the Aachen CHIO, Germany. “This award means a great deal to … Continue reading

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Princess Haya Not Seeking Third FEI Term

  September 27, 2013 at 7:32 am by

FEI President, Princess Haya of Jordan, has announced that she will not be seeking a third term as president of the International Equestrian Federation (FEI). Princess Haya’s term ends in November 2014, she was elected in 2006. Currently, the FEI Presidents can only run for two terms, each term lasting four years. A few months ago, the FEI body announced that they would request to extend the presidency for an … Continue reading

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Camilla in Paris

  May 29, 2013 at 1:49 am by

The Duchess of Cornwall has spent the past two days in Paris, France, in what was her first official solo overseas visit. Arriving on May 27th on the Eurostar from London, the Duchess undertook the visit as part of her patronage of Emmaus UK, which helps homeless people rebuild their lives. The Duchess, who has been patron of the organisation since 2006, was accompanied by several staff members of Emmaus, … Continue reading

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Sheikha Latifa Wins Grand Prix FEI World Cup Qualifier

  February 5, 2013 at 11:01 am by

After a clear round and beating the time, Sheikh Latifa Al Maktoum won the Emirates Airline Dubai Grand Prix FEI World Cup Qualifier, which was held in Dubai, UAE. Sheikha Latifa, riding her horse Peanuts de Beaufour, competed against 33 riders and finished 3 seconds ahead of her runner up at 48.48 seconds. Sheikha Latifa, who is just 27 years old, said “I’m really happy with the mare because she’s … Continue reading

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London 2012: Silver Team Medal for Zara Phillips

  July 31, 2012 at 9:11 am by

The British eventing equestrian team has taken home a silver medal, following the completion of the three stages in the eventing tournament. Zara Phillips, Tina Cook, Mary King, William Fox-Pitt and Nicola Wilson placed second behind Germany after today’s show jumping at Greenwich Park. Unfortunately for Phillips, she incurred both a fence and time penalty during her ride, which left her with combined penalties of 53.10. Zara admitted that “[she] … Continue reading

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London 2012: A perfect round from Zara in cross-country

  July 30, 2012 at 12:01 pm by

Zara Phillips continued her quest for an Olympic medal with a highly successful result in the difficult cross-country portion of eventing. The Queen’s eldest granddaughter finished well inside the time frame with a final result of 9 minutes and 55.11 seconds, to the delight of the cheering crowd. Zara was also one of the few riders to go through the 5.7-kilometer course dotted with 28 obstacles without a single penalty. … Continue reading

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London 2012: Zara Phillips Makes Olympics Debut

  July 29, 2012 at 10:32 pm by

Zara Phillips, daughter of Princess Anne, made her Olympic debut today, competing in the second day of the individual dressage at Greenwich Park. Riding High Kingdom, she scored 46.1 penalty points during her dressage routine before lunchtime, which left her in twenty-fourth place following the conclusion of the day’s competition. In the team eventing, Great Britain – comprising of Phillips, Nicola Wilson, Mary King, Kristina Cook and William Fox-Pitt – … Continue reading

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