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Zara Phillips closing in on leaders at horse trials

Zara Phillips put herself firmly in contention at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials today with a quality dressage performance on her London 2012 horse High Kingdom.

Phillips, the Queen's granddaughter, posted a dressage score of 44.3 penalties that kept her firmly in touch with the leading group midway day two.

Zara Phillips on her horse High Kingdom. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire
The crowds applaud Zara Phillips after finishing the dressage on her horse High Kingdom. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

'Disappointment' that Badminton Horse Trials is off

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Damned rain. So disappointing Badminton Horse Trials is off. Huge shame for the riders, esp @foxpitteventing going for the Rolex bonus.

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Wow, I am shocked that Badminton has been cancelled but pleased that safety and welfare is being put before money. http://t.co/mg72OTYP

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Devastated Badminton Horse Trials has been cancelled, stupid English weather!

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