Emotional Zara Tindall sheds a tear as she opens up in candid chat with husband Mike


Zara Tindall appeared in the first episode of her husband Mike Tindall’s new YouTube series.

Among her most important victories, Zara – who is patron of Magic Millions Racing Women – can count a world championship title and a silver medal earned at the Olympics held in London more than a decade ago.

While recalling her experience at the 2012 Olympic Games, Zara candidly spoke about her beloved horse High Kingdom, which she rode to triumph during an eventing team after battling to bring him to form.

She said: “We managed to get him [High Kingdom] to the Olympics, which was incredible. Trev – Trevor Hemmings [the horse’s owner] – has won so many amazing things racing, in his racing career, and Grand Nationals and things like that.

Zara Tindall sheding a tear

Zara Tindall shed a tear while speaking about her success at the Olympics in 2012 (Image: YOUTUBE/MAGIC MILLIONS)

Zara Tindall with a hand on her mouth

Zara competed in three Olympic Games (Image: MAGIC MILLIONS/YOUTUBE)

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“But to see his face at the Olympics and to get that team medal was amazing. And to be able to give something back to him when he had supported me for so long was incredible. I’m going to get emotional!”

As her eyes filled with tears, Mike proudly told his wife: “I think that sums you up.

“You always put your owners and your horses first, sometimes to the detriment of yourself.

“You will train a horse before you train yourself and you will make sure the horse is right before you do it to yourself.”

Later in the programme, Zara admitted she would like to enter another Olympic competition to get a chance to win the most prestigious medal.

Zara Tindall with tears in her eyes

Zara and Mike discussed her career as an equestrian in a new YouTube programme (Image: MAGIC MILLIONS/YOUTUBE)

Zara Tindall riding her horse

Zara Tindall won a silver medal at the London Olympics (Image: GETTY)

Besides the 2012 Olympics, Zara previously took part also in the 2004 Games in Athens and the 2008 Games held in Beijing.

Chatting with Mike, Zara also recalled growing up watching both her mother Princess Anne and her father Mark Phillips being skilled equestrians.

Asked whether this influenced her life and placed her on the equestrian path, Zara said: “I don’t think so, I just remember always loving the partnership, the kind of freedom you get from it and also the thrill that you get from it.

Mike Tindall laughing

Mike Tindall is the host of the new show Mike Drop (Image: MAGIC MILLIONS/YOUTUBE)

As an equestrian, Princess Anne made Royal Family history as she became the first member of the Firm to compete in the Olympics Games – those held in Montreal in the 1970s.

Zara isn’t the only champion in her family, as Mike – a former rugby player – was part of the England team winning the world cup in 2003.


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