It looks like another generation of Royals is destined to be horse-mad, as Zara Phillips has bought her two-year-old niece Savannah a Shetland pony.
According to a report in the Daily Mail, the Queen’s great-granddaughter Savannah is already enamored with the pony.
“Savannah loves riding him. So yes, it seems we’ve passed the 'horse gene’ on to the next generation,” said her father Peter Phillips, who is currently organising the Global Champions Tour, which comes to London for the first time in June.
Zara gained her love of horses – and eventing – from her mother, the Princess Royal, who won two silver medals and one gold at the European Eventing championships and was also the first member of the Royal family to compete in the Olympics.
In turn, Princess Anne was introduced to horses from a very early age by the Queen, saying that they were an “extension of the pram”.
Both Savannah and her little sister Isla are already Zara’s biggest fans, and both girls watched her compete at Badminton earlier this month. Could they be the next generation of royal eventers? Watch this space...