Zara Tindall attends the opening meeting of Cheltenham  racecourse
22nd October 2021

Check her out! Zara Tindall is effortlessly elegant in a purple coat as she attends season opening meeting at Cheltenham racecourse

  • Zara Tindall, 40, cut an elegant figure as she arrived at Cheltenham today 
  • Princess Anne’s daughter donned a purple coat and black boots for the outing
  • Beamed as she made presentations during the second race of the season
  • Royal has been putting family first this year, caring for three young children 

Zara Tindall cut an elegant figure in a purple checked coat as she attended the opening meeting of Cheltenham racecourse earlier today.

The Queen’s granddaughter, 40,  who welcomed son Lucas on March 21st, could be seen beaming as she strode across the grounds of the course for the Showcase Meeting this afternoon.

The royal opted for a mid-length purple coat for the occasion, which she paired with a pair of black heeled boots and a maroon handbag. 

Princess Anne’s daughter, who is married to former rugby player Mike Tindall, 42, has been putting family first in the last year, looking after her two daughters Mia Grace, seven and Lena Elizabeth, three, as well as newborn Lucas.  

Zara Tindall, 40, cut an elegant figure in a purple checked coat as she attended the opening meeting of Cheltenham racecourse earlier today

The Queen’s granddaughter, who welcomed son Lucas on March 21st, could be seen beaming as she strode across the grounds of the course for the Showcase Meeting this afternoon

Zara opted to keep her makeup minimal for the outing, sweeping dark eyeliner along her lids and a touch of blusher across her cheeks.

Meanwhile the mother-of-three swept her blonde locks into a ponytail for the occasion.

Since the arrival of her third child, Zara has been spotted on low-key family outings.

Last year, Zara described how riding for her country is what ‘dreams are made of’ and how she is lucky to have her horses with her in lockdown.


The royal opted for a mid-length purple coat for the occasion, which she paired with a pair of black heeled boots and a maroon handbag

The silver Olympic medal-winning equestrian lives on her mother Princess Anne’s Gatcombe Park estate in Gloucestershire.

She told a royal special edition of Horse & Hound magazine that she enjoys the pressure of competing.

She said: ‘I love riding for my country; those have been the best experiences of my career, to get your horse to that level is what it’s all about, and what we all strive for,’ she said at the time.

‘I love the big occasion because I love the pressure – sitting on a horse that you know is good enough, you are fully prepared, riding for your country, it’s what your dreams are made of.’

Zara won a team silver at the London 2012 and was presented with her medal by her mother the Princess Royal.

Princess Anne ‘s daughter, who is married to former rugby player Mike Tindall , 42, has been putting family first in the last year, looking after her two daughters Mia Grace, seven and Lena Elizabeth, three, as well as newborn Lucass

She was crowned world eventing champion in Germany in 2006 – which led to the British public voting her BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

The royal also spoke of not being able to compete at Badminton Horse Trials last year due to it being cancelled because of the pandemic.

‘Having horses like Class Affair and Watkins to aim at Badminton was exciting and gave everything a focus; now those goals aren’t there, it’s quite weird and you have to deal with the disappointment,’ she said.

But she added that she’s ‘so lucky’ to have been able to spend time with her horses during lockdown, and that it’s been ‘incredibly tough’ for those who haven’t had that luxury. 

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