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We Are Sorry for Zara Tindall. Her husband, former Gloucester and England captain Mike Tindall, confirmed the news on Twitter.

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Team Zara Phillips gets a hug from Mike Tindall after the show-jumping stage Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Team Zara Phillips gets a hug from Mike Tindall after the show-jumping stage Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

Zara Tindall’s world champion eventing horse, Toytown, has died at the age of 24.

Her husband, former Gloucester and England captain Mike Tindall, confirmed the news on Twitter.

He wrote: “Sad to say goodbye to the big man today, been a massive part of our lives giving us so many highs! #champ #RIPtoytown .”

Zara Phillips on Toytown delivering the Olympic torch at Cheltenham Racecourse in 2012 Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Zara Phillips on Toytown delivering the Olympic torch at Cheltenham Racecourse in 2012 Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

Zara Tindall won individual gold and team silver at the World Equestrian Games in 2006 on Toytown, leading to her being named British Sports Personality of the Year.

Team Zara Phillips gets a hug from Mike Tindall after the show-jumping stage Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Team Zara Phillips gets a hug from Mike Tindall after the show-jumping stage Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

Tindall also won three European Eventing Championship titles on Toyown, one individual gold at Blenheim in 2005 and two team golds.

Sad to say goodbye to the big man today, been a massive part of our lives giving us so many highs Photo (C) TWITTER
Sad to say goodbye to the big man today, been a massive part of our lives giving us so many highs Photo (C) TWITTER

However, the horse was unfortunate to miss the 2004 and 2008 Olympics due to injury and retired in 2011 on the final day of the Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park.

Princess Anne and Zara watch Mike Tindall play rugby Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Princess Anne and Zara watch Mike Tindall play rugby Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

Tindall carried the Olympic flame on Toytown at Cheltenham Racecourse in the torch relay for London 2012.

Zara Phillips Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Zara Phillips Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

Source: gloucestershirelive co uk

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