16.2hh black mare born 1994

 Zara Profile



Zara was originally issued to the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment as a ‘Trooper’ and proved to be extremely lively. For this reason she was given the name Zara as she resembled the last ‘Zara’ who was sadly killed in the bombing of the Queens Lifeguard in 1982.

She commenced duties in 1999, was ridden on The Queen’s Birthday Parade, State Opening of Parliament and preformed her daily duties on The Queens Lifeguard.  She always had a natural talent for jumping and this was picked up by the Riding Staff. Zara was selected for extra training as a competition horse as well as performing her State Ceremonial duties. She has flown the flag for Military Equitation at many events and has retired due to her age.

  She has showjumped to Foxhunter level, evented to Novice level and has competed at Olympia. Her nickname is “Princess”.