June 12, 2012 in Sports

Royal in Olympics

 

The British Equestrian Federation said Monday that Queen Elizabeth II’s granddaughter Zara Phillips has been nominated as part of the U.K.’s team for the London Olympics. The 31-year-old won the coveted spot after a strong third-place finish at Bramham last weekend. Phillips will follow in the footsteps of her parents – Princess Anne and Capt. Mark Phillips – both of whom competed for Britain in the Olympics. Zara Phillips, who won the World Championship in 2006, will ride High Kingdom, a 16.2 hands high (5-foot-6-inch) bay gelding that in recent weeks has helped her turn in many consistent performances. – AP


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