No rest for this royal! Zara Tindall spends her Bank Holiday on horseback as she competes in eventing at the Duke of Wellington's estate
- Zara, 35, seen taking part in Wellington Horse Trials in Hampshire
- Mother-of-one competed on Irish-owned horse The Precious One
- Looked relaxed in black polo shirt and jodphurs as she walked the course
- There was no sign of lively daughter Mia, three, who usually steals the show
As a mother of a lively toddler there was no doubt plenty of fun to be had on a sunny Bank Holiday Monday.
However, it was a normal working day for the Queen's granddaughter Zara Tindall, 35, as she took part in the Wellington Horse Trials in Hook, Hampshire.
And the talented equestrian proved her skill on horseback as she regained control of her horse Farnhill Face Time after a brief stutter where she looked in danger of taking a tumble.
Zara is a regular at the dressage, show jumping and cross-country event, held annually in the grounds of the Duke of Wellington's estate.
The royal, who won team silver at the 2012 Olympics in London on her horse High Kingdom, looked relaxed ahead of the event as she strolled through the grounds in a black polo shirt and jodphurs ahead of competing.
Zara was taking part in today's events on Irish-owned horse The Precious One, as well as Farnhill Face Time.
Skilled equestrian Zara Tindall takes a jump during the Wellington Horse trials
Farnhill FaceTime experienced a bit of a stutter, but Zara managed to skillfully regain control
Hard work! There was no Bank Holiday relaxation on the cards for Zara as she took part in the challenging sporting event
Zara Tindall walks the Cross Country Course at the Wellington Horse Trials on the Duke of Wellington's estate
There was no Bank Holiday relaxation for Zara Tindall, 35, who spent the afternoon competing at the Wellington Horse Trials
Zara is a serious international equestrian competitor, having garnered a gold medal at the European Eventing Championships in 2005 in addition to attaining a silver medal at the World Equestrian Games in 2006.
Zara and her former England Rugby captain Mike Tindall are a famously sporty and health-focused couple.
The royal, who is 16th in line to the throne, first met Mike 13 years ago, in Sydney, Australia during the 2003 Rugby World Cup - after being introduced by Prince Harry.
The Queen gave her consent to their marriage in May 2011 and their wedding was held on July 30, 2011 at the Canongate Kirkin Edinburgh, Scotland.
The royal is taking part in the one day event, which features dressage, showjumping and cross country
The rider had her work cut out as she worked to keep Farnhill FaceTime under control
The royal looked relaxed in a black t shirt and jodphurs as she chatted with a fellow rider
And now they live together in a cottage on her mother's Gloucestershire estate, Gatcombe Park, with their daughter Mia Grace.
There was no sign of the boisterous youngster who often steals the show from her mother as a regular fixture on the sidelines.
No doubt the three-year-old was enjoying some Bank Holiday fun with her father Mike Tindall who is also usually cheering his wife as she competes.
The royal flashes a smile for the cameras as she rides
Olympic medallist Zara has a lifelong love of horses, shared with her grandmother the Queen
The accomplished eventer won team silver at the London 2012 Olympic Games
The talented equestrian is a regular at the dressage, show jumping and cross-country event, held annually in the grounds of the Duke of Wellington's estate
Zara was solo for today's outing, despite usually being accompanied by her husband Mike and daughter Mia, three
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