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Zara's fitness struggle after birth

Zara Phillips says it was hard getting fit after the birth of her first child Credit: PA

Zara Phillips has spoken of her struggle to get fit again after months out of the saddle while she was having her first child.

The Olympic medal winner and Queen's granddaughter gave birth to daughter Mia in Gloucestershire in January, and said she got on a horse for the first time afterwards five weeks later.

She says it was hard trying to get each muscle group to remember what they used to do.

Zara Phillips delighted to be part of Team GB again

The Queen's grand daughter says she's delighted to be back in major competition for the first time since the birth of her daughter Mia.

Zara Phillips, who lives with her husband Mike Tindall in Gloucestershire, has been selected in the Team GB squad for the World Equestrian Games in August.

Obviously I'm really excited - it's fantastic to be part of a team again.

We've got a bit of work still to do to get back to where we were last year but will have a few more outings to make sure we are right on target with our preparation.

– Zara Phillips


Zara Phillips named in Team GB squad

Zara Phillips competing on her horse High Kingdom at the Bramham Horse Trials earlier this month Credit: PA

The Queen's grand daughter, Zara Phillips, who lives in Gloucestershire, is to return to major competition for the first time since the birth of her daughter Mia at the World Equestrian Games in Normandy in August.

She has been named in a six-strong Great Britain squad which also includes Pippa Funnell, William Fox-Pitt, Tina Cook, Izzy Taylor and Oliver Townend.

Phillips was crowned world eventing champion in Aachen in 2006 and won team silver at London 2012 alongside Cook and Fox-Pitt, where she was presented with her medal by her mother, the Princess Royal.

Thousands expected at Badminton Horse Trials this weekend

Zara Phillips with her horse High Kingdom in front of the grand jury yesterday at the Badminton Horse Trials in Gloucestershire. Credit: PA

More than 150 thousand people are expected at Badminton Park Estate in Gloucestershire this weekend for the annual horse trials.

The three day event is one of the most prestigious in the world. The trials were cancelled last year due to poor weather.

This year the competition is tougher than ever with Olympic Gold, Silver and Bronze medallists taking part.

Princess Anne enters horse in today's point-to-point

HRH Princess Anne is said to have entered a horse in today's race Credit: David Davies/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The re-arranged point-to-point meeting at Black Forest Lodge in Kenton is happening today [Saturday]. The original meet should have been on January 13th. Princess Anne is said to have entered a horse called First Watch, which is trained by her daughter Zara Phillips. The first race starts at noon.