Zara Phillips set for Bramham Horse Trials

16th May 2010.   Chatsworth International Horse Trials. Zara Phillips on High Kingdom.'Picture : Jonathan Gawthorpe.

16th May 2010. Chatsworth International Horse Trials. Zara Phillips on High Kingdom.'Picture : Jonathan Gawthorpe.

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ZARA Phillips will ride at Bramham Horse Trials next month, as she fights to secure the final British eventing team spot for London 2012.

The queen’s grand-daughter, who carried the Olympic torch in Cheltenham today, has entered the CIC*** class on High Kingdom.

Four of the five Olympic team places have already been filled, by Northallerton’s own Nicola Wilson, William Fox-Pitt, Mary King and Piggy French.

But after Badminton and Chatsworth were both cancelled due to waterlogged ground, selectors have delayed selecting the fifth rider until mid-June.

As she is not currently entered for this weekend’s Houghton International Horse Trials, Bramham will be a pivotal weekend for Phillips to impress.

She will battle Pippa Funnell, Tina Cooke and Oliver Townend for that final team place.

Due to the bad weather over the last month, Bramham organisers announced last week that classes would be opened up to extra competitors seeking a run-out.

Cross country will take place on both Saturday and Sunday to accommodate more riders.

Bramham runs from June 7-10.