London 2012

Zara Phillips

Zara Phillips has endured many highs and lows during her eventing career, yet will finally make her Olympic debut in London this summer.

She had a very successful career in young riders, including victory in the Under 25 Championship at Bramham and individual silver in 2002 in the European Young Riders Championship.

Fascinating Facts

  • Zara is 14th in line to the throne.
  • She was educated at Port Regis School in Dorset and Gordonstoun in Scotland.
  • She also spent time in Australia and New Zealand after her A levels.

Phillips follows in the footsteps of both her parents, HRH Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips in competing at the Olympic Games.

In 1972, Captain Phillips won team gold at Munich and then team silver at Seoul in 1988.

Back on track

The Queen's granddaughter was long listed for Athens in 2004 but her Olympic hopes were ruined when her horse Toytown got injured.

She was also then selected for the 2008 Games in Beijing, but yet again faced disappointment as Toytown suffered another injury in training.

Phillips will be riding High Kingdom in Greenwich Park this summer as she looks to make up for lost time on the Olympic circuit.

Zara Phillips

  • DOB: 15/05/1981
  • Event: Individual & team eventing
  • Birthplace: London