Horse riding enthusiasts were watching Zara Tindall ride at Friday's Burnham Market International Horse Trials in Norfolk, when unfortunately royal mum Zara took a fall from her horse. According to a report in The Mail, Zara was tackling a water jump when her horse Fernhill Facetime took a dislike to that particular fence and Zara fell to the ground. Photographs showed the mum-of-one being checked over by medical staff shortly afterwards, and thankfully seemed to be unhurt from the incident.
Zara Tindall runs into trouble with her horse at a water jump
Zara’s husband Mike Tindall and their daughter Mia, three, were at the event and no doubt were worried for the royal’s health after the scare. Mike and Mia had been pictured enjoying a fun father-daughter day together while mum Zara, 35, was busy at work riding the cross country course. Former English rugby player Mike took little Mia to the funfair at the horse trials and the pair looked to be having a lovely time, with Mia going on a teacup ride and bouncy castle.
Dad Mike Tindall with daughter Mia
Mike has previously spoken about Mia’s love of horses, like her mum. Last year he told the Sydney Morning Herald: "Mia our daughter has inherited a love of horses, she has a Shetland pony and she enjoys it so I think her mum has passed that love on… me on the other hand, well I'm more of a football man.” The sporty dad also revealed on Good Morning Britain recently about Mia: "She's got quite a little personality on her, and we encourage that. We have always had sport in our lives and through our childhood. I think that really is important in every child's life to have that opportunity. I think we have got it off our parents and hopefully we can pass that on to Mia."
Zara sadly suffered a miscarriage last year, with the couple announcing the news on Christmas Eve. In a statement, their spokesperson said: "Very sadly, Zara and Mike Tindall have lost their baby. At this difficult time, we ask that everyone respects their privacy."