Zara Tindall, 38, inherited the Royal Family’s passion for horses and has competed for Britain in the Olympics. Zara has her sights set on representing the UK again in the 2020 Games. However, she is not the first person in her family to compete on Britain’s equestrian team, Princess Anne became the first royal to take part in the Olympics when she rode for the UK in 1976.
Dedicated sportswomen Zara and Princess Anne have both won a prestigious award for their contribution to British sport.
Zara Tindall won Sports Personality of the Year in 2006, more than three decades after her mother received it.
Princess Anne was the first royal to be awarded Sports Personality of the Year in 1971, the same year she won the European Eventing Championships.
One of the highlights of Zara’s equestrian career was clinching a silver medal at the London 2012 Olympics.
Princess Anne rejected the Queen’s offer of official titles for her children as she wanted to provide them with as normal an upbringing as possible.
Zara has praised her mother’s decision and said “feels lucky” as an adult.
In 2015, Zara told the Times: “I’m very lucky that both my parents decided to not use the title and we grew up and did all the things that gave us the opportunity to do.”
Zara has grown up to become one of the most popular members of the British Royal Family and is often praised for her down-to-earth attitude.
She married fellow athlete ex-rugby player Mike Tindall in 2011 and they have two daughters together – Mia, five, and Lena, one.
The Tindall clan are often snapped out and about at riding events when mum Zara is competing.