Zara Phillips competes under married name
Britain’s Zara Phillips has competed in a horse riding trial under her married name for the first time.
The 34-year-old royal – the granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth – got married to her husband Mike Tindall, with whom she has two-year-old daughter Mia, in 2011 but has always competed in equestrian under her maiden name.
However, the blonde beauty decided to go by the name of Zara Tindall as she competed at the Lincolnshire Showground in east England yesterday (21.03.16).
A source told the Daily Telegraph newspaper: “She has recently changed to doing everything in her married name. It’s a natural progression.”
Her decision to drop her maiden name comes as she gears up to take part in the Olympic games in Rio, Brazil, later this year after she qualified for the sporting event at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy in 2014.
However, her husband Mike is determined to wrap her and her horse up in cotton wool in order to avoid injury.
But Zara is going to do all it takes to ensure she puts on her best performance as she’s desperate to snap up the Gold following her Silver win at London’s 2012 games.