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Zara nominated for Olympic team

- June 12th, 2012
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Zara Phillips carries the Olympic Flame at the end of day 5 at Cheltenham Racecourse in Cheltenham, England. (Photo: Supplied by WENN.com)

Zara Phillips, the Queen’s granddaughter, has been nominated to Team GB for the summer Olympics.

The announcement was made Monday. She would ride High Kingdom in her Olympic debut, the release from the British Equestrian Federation said. The nominations must now be reviewed and ratified by the British Olympic Association before the athletes are selected for Team GB.

In the release, Phillips, 31, said she’s excited about being part of Team GB.

“It’s awesome to be given this opportunity, I’m really excited and can’t wait to kick on and get him there.

“High Kingdom is a pretty cool, very relaxed kind of guy,” she said. “He’s pretty pony-like, a nippy little jumper and easy to manoeuvre so hopefully it will suit him well in Greenwich. High Kingdom is owned by Trevor Hemmings who’s been one of my earliest supporters – he’s owned a lot of my horses and has been so supportive, I couldn’t do it without him.”

A formal announcement of the eventing team is expected later this week.

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2 comments

  1. Marnie | June 13, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    Like Mother – like daughter. Go Zara!!!!!!

  2. Bobby C | June 13, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Congratulations!…I remember watching her mother on TV when she rode in Montreal…

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