Whitley, UK, 29 August 2018: Land Rover ambassador Zara Tindall has revealed how she is already back competing just weeks after having her second baby, and she dreams of a second Olympic Games.
The Olympic silver medal winning rider opens up to sports pundit, David Flatman in the latest episode of Land Rover’s ‘Open Range’ series. In this latest episode, released ahead of this weekend’s Burghley Horse Trials, at which title sponsor Land Rover will be celebrating the brand’s love of dogs, David picks up Zara and her two dogs from her Cotswold home and heads to one of Zara’s favourite local dog walking spots.
During the journey, Zara reveals that she has already ridden in a couple of competitions since giving birth to Lena in June.
“The first time around my body was in so much shock. It was like, what have you done to me?” said the 37-year-old. “But I’ve recently done a couple of competitions and it feels good actually.”
Zara reveals her desire to compete at another Olympics Games having been part of the silver medal winning GB equestrian team in 2012. Reflecting on her experience at the London Olympics, she said, “To be in London, the crowd, the whole Olympic experience, I can’t tell you, it gives me goose bumps talking about it. It is incredible.”
The film has been released ahead of this year’s Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials which takes place from Thursday 30th August to Sunday 2nd September. Burghley is as synonymous with dogs as it is with horses, with one in four equestrian fans bringing their canine companions with them to the event which is the pinnacle of the eventing season.
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Zara explains to David how important her dogs are to her, highlighting how her two Labradors, Pepper and Storm, always travel with her when she goes eventing.
Last week, Land Rover launched ‘Pet Packs’ which are a range of accessories designed to make the transportation of animals all the more easier and safer. The accessories include a dog shower to help after muddy walks, quilted load space liner and a spill resistant water bowl.
Land Rover’s new Pet Packs will be demonstrated at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials on Saturday 1st – Sunday 2nd September in the Land Rover Experience Area next to the Lion Bridge. Burghley fans can expect to take part in a range of Land Rover Experiences at this year’s event, including Land Rover’s pop-up off-road course, ‘Future Drivers’ – a chance for children to get behind the wheel of a mini Defender. In addition, the annual off-road experience will allow visitors to passenger in a selection of Land Rover’s latest off-road vehicles and a dog caricaturist will be sketching Burghley dogs and their owners throughout the weekend. Land Rover owners will once again be offered priority parking and complimentary hospitality.