Zara Tindall, 38, kept things casual in sunglasses, a windcheater, pair of shorts and baseball cap at the horse trials event in Norfolk on Saturday
Zara Tindall enjoyed a sunny Bank Holiday weekend on horseback as she took part in the final day of horse trials at Houghton Hall, Norfolk.
The Queen’s granddaughter, 38, was seen strolling through the fields in sunglasses, shorts and a baseball cap to soak up the spring sunshine in between events.
She donned riding gear to mount Gladstone, who unfortunately failed to finish the cross country stage at the Saracen Horse Feeds Houghton International Horse Trials.
Yesterday, the Olympian rider wore the more formal top hat and double-breasted ensemble as she rode her chestnut horse Watkins through the dressage stage.
Zara couldn’t help but smile during today’s outing as she soaked up the sun on the third and final day.
The mother-of-two looked relaxed with her blonde hair tied back, sleeves rolled up and a fresh faced appearance at the sporting event.
She could be seen tucking into a cup of ice cream as she cooled off before her full clear show jumping round in the afternoon.
The three-day-festival is a regular fixture in the royal diary, with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate, attending last year with their children Prince George, five, and Princess Charlotte, four.
Zara, who is the daughter of Princess Anne and Mark Phillips, is an avid rider and won a silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics as part of the Great Britain Eventing Team.
Unfortunately Zara and Gladstone did not make it to the finish line in the cross country stage of the Saracen Horse Feeds Houghton International Horse Trials
Zara tucks into a cup of ice cream as she cools off before the show jumping round at the three-day festival favoured by the royals
Zara walks across the show jumping field in glorious Bank Holiday sunshine on the final day of the three-day event
Zara launches over one of the higher jumps during her full clear round over the course at Houghton
The Saracen Horse Feeds Houghton International Horse Trials incorporating the FEI Nations Cup is a three-day festival, which includes showjumping, eventing and plenty of children’s entertainment.
Events such as Houghton have proved an opportunity for the royals to get together, with William and Kate joining the family to attend the Land Rover Novice and Intermediate Horse Trials at Gatcombe Park in Stroud, Gloucestershire in March of this year.
The Cambridges also attended the Houghton horse trials last year, and were spotted with their two eldest children at the event in 2016, along with friends James Meade and his wife Lady Laura Marsham.
Zara leans forward on her horse as her steed prepares to glide over fence number ten in the show jumping round of the horse trials
Zara on her horse in a blue jacket and white trousers during the show jumping round on the sun-scorched grass at Houghton on Saturday afternoon
While other spectators enjoyed a glass of Pimms, Zara remains focused on the sidelines ahead of the show jumping event
The event gained international status in 2007 and now welcomes more than 700 horses and their riders every year.
It also hosts the only British leg of the FEI Eventing Nations Cup, a series where teams from as far afield as Australia and New Zealand battle it out to top the table at the final event at Boekelo, Holland, in October.
Mike Tindall recently revealed that he heard about the birth of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s son, Archie, via a message on the royal cousins’ WhatsApp group.
Zara trots around the course on her show jumping horse during her full clear round in the sunshine on Saturday afternoon
The Queen’s daughter on Gladstone during the cross country event, despite the good conditions it seemed the horse wasn’t in the mood
Olympian horse-rider, Zara was in more formal attire on Friday as she wore her double-breasted jacket and top hat while riding Watkins in the dressage stage on day two of the event
Speaking to The Telegraph, he said: ‘[Harry will] be a great dad. We’ll just let him ease into it himself, find out his own way. The thing is, we’re so lucky with ours; ours have always slept so hopefully they’ll get that as well.
‘Obviously, he’s godfather to Lena, but we’ve got a great group of young ones in the family now. Lena and obviously Louis are similar ages and Mia’s sort of in between Charlotte and George, and then you’ve got Peter’s children Savannah and Isla who are just a little bit older.
‘James (Viscount Severn, Prince Edward’s son) is, well not exactly the ring leader, but he’s the oldest. So, yeah, it’s going to be a good little group. And Harry, he’s busy, but he loves playing with them all and he’ll be a good dad.’