She is an Olympic medallist who has been competing in equestrian championships for years.
But that didn’t stop Zara Tindall’s adorable two-year-old daughter Mia wincing and cuddling into her father Mike as the two watched her navigate a giant log and splash into a puddle on her horse Rum Expectations.
The Queen’s granddaughter, 34, grimaced as she handled the tricky hurdle with aplomb at the Land Rover Gatcombe Horse Trials 2016 at Gatcombe Park in Gloucestershire on Saturday.
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Making a splash: Zara Tindall winced as she leapt over a log into a puddle on her horse Rum Expections at the Gatcombe Horse Trials on Saturday
The equestrian, who gave birth to Mia Grace in January 2014, looked ready to showcase her show-jumping skills in a pair of khaki-hued jodhpurs which she paired with knee-high boots.
The London-born beauty added a long-sleeved skintight top to the proceedings and held a riding whip in one gloved hand as she leapt and jumped at the trials.
She competed in cross country, show jumping and dressage at the Park, which is set in the heart of the Cotswold’s.
As her horse trotted, galloped and jumped over a log into the large puddle, she simply pulled tighter on the reins and showcased her horse-riding talent to the fullest.
Her former England rugby captain husband Mike, 37, proudly watched on from the sidelines, clad in a cosy looking padded jacket and weather-appropriate jeans and boots.
Mike – who married Zara in July 2011 in Edinburgh – cradled his daughter who wrapped up warm in a red woolly hat, fur-lined jacket and little boots.
Look at mummy! The former England rugby captain wrapped up in a padded jacket and jeans as he cradled his daughter tenderly as they stood with the Queen’s eldest grandchild Peter Phillips
Watch out! Zara’s husband Mike, 37, bundled little Mia, two, into his arms as they watched Zara showcase her equestrian talent to the fullest
Family affair: Mike playfully swung Mia onto his burly shoulders, while Peter and his wife Autumn Phillips stood by with their children Isla and Savannah
The adorable duo was joined by the eldest grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II and Zara’s older brother – Peter Phillips.
The 38-year-old appeared in high spirits as he made an appearance with his Canadian wife Autumn and their two children Isla, three, and Savannah, six.
Peter hoisted Isla onto his shoulders while Mike did the same with Mia so the tiny tots could better see Zara compete at the trials.
Princess Anne was also at the event to support her daughter Zara.
The 56-year-old Princess Royal smiled and shared a giggle with her youngest child as Zara trotted over to her on her horse.
A royal affair: Princess Anne shared a giggle with her youngest child Zara as she trotted over to her on her horse
Springtime dressing: The Princess Royal wrapped up warm in a navy coat and a peaked cap
Chilly: She braved the spring chill in her many layers as she made her way across the lawn
Not foaling around: The 34-year-old looked the picture of concentration as she competed in cross country, show jumping and dressage at the park, which is set in the heart of the Cotswold’s
Olympic medallist: The Queen’s granddaughter previously won silver in the 2012 Olympics in London
Professional: Her performance on her bay gelding High Kingdom – with whom she won Olympic team silver – secured her place in Team GB
Weather-appropriate: She wore a waterproof jacket with a hood as well as a helmet for the drizzly day of British eventing in Gloucestershire
Zara has previously said she ‘definitely’ wants to take home a gold medal at Rio 2016, to go with her London 2012 medal.
In August 2014, Mrs Tindall qualified for Rio 2016 after jumping a perfect round at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy.
Her performance on her bay gelding High Kingdom – with whom she won Olympic team silver at London 2012 – secured her place in Team GB.
The Royal finished 11th overall and her score among the British riders was only beaten by world number one and team mate William Fox-Pitt.
She gave birth to Mia – the Queen’s fourth great-grandchild – in January 17 2014 at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. Mia Grace does not hold any royal or aristocratic title, just like she and her brother Peter.
As when Zara herself was born, Mia’s name was a break from tradition as it had no precedent in the royal family.
Going for gold: Zara has previously said she ‘definitely’ wants to take home a gold medal at Rio 2016, to go with her London 2012 medal
Heading for Brazil: Mrs Tindall’s appearance at the Lincolnshire Horse Trials came two years after she qualified for Rio 2016
Impressive: She maintained her composure perfectly as she completed a jump at Gatcombe Park