ZARA PHILLIPS was left red-faced after having a nasty accident in front of crowds which included her family.
The 38-year-old fell off her horse during the Burghley Horse Trials while her husband Mike Tindall and their daughters Mia and Lena watched on Saturday. The daughter of Princess Anne was competing at the event in Stamford, Lincolnshire when she took a nasty tumble at a showjumping event, according to MailOnline.
Zara rode her 10-year-old horse Class Affair earlier in the competition which is owned by Gleadhill House Stud.
Zara has been riding the horse since 2017 despite falling off a different horse two years ago.
She fell from a horse called High Kingdom in the same horse trials two years ago and had to withdraw from the event.
While she was at the event, her family – including her husband Mike and two daughters Mia, five and Lena, one – were seen enjoying the occasion.
The two children played with their father while supporting Zara.
Zara also took part in the cross country event with Class Affair.
Prince Harry would reportedly like to be more like Zara and Mike (Image: GETTY)
Mike Tindall and their daughters Mia and Lena watched on Saturday (Image: GETTY)
Crowds of around 160,000 people are usually attracted to the event.
The family was also joined by Zara’s mother, Princess Anne and her second husband Tim Lawrence.
Zara was hoping to improve on her 2003 debut when she finished second on her horse Toytown.
The event is attended by leading riders around the world and is known as an ultimate goal.
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It is a comprehensive test of the all-round ability of the horse and rider.
Competitions held include dressage, cross-country and showjumping.
Zara wore a top hat and dressage uniform while riding Class Affair.
As well as being a competitive rider, she won a silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics for Great Britain.
The winner of the Burghley Horse trials will win £95,000.
The competition started on Thursday and will end on Sunday.
Princess Anne also attended the event to watch her daughter (Image: GETTY)
Zara is currently in 11th place and previously experienced her best year in 2003 when she came second to Pippa Funnell.
It comes as Prince Harry would reportedly like to be more like Zara and Mike.
Royal expert Russell Myers spoke on podcast “Pod Save the Queen”, where he claimed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would like their lives to reflect the lives of the Tindalls.
Myers said: “Certainly, Harry would like to be more like Zara and Mike, and have that freedom.
“But unfortunately he is related to the heir, he is the son of the future King.
“The problem is, you can’t have one foot in and one foot out, and this is the issue that’s being debated at the moment.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK