By Associated Press - Saturday, April 25, 2015

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - An equestrian competition in Kentucky lost some star power when British rider Zara Phillips, a granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II, withdrew after her horse suffered a minor injury.

Phillips told the Lexington Herald-Leader ( ) she was looking forward to riding the course at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event in Lexington. She says the course would have suited her horse, High Kingdom.

It would have been Phillips’ debut at the Rolex Kentucky, an annual Olympic-level competition held at the Kentucky Horse Park.

Phillips and High Kingdom won team silver at the 2012 Olympics and team silver at the 2014 World Equestrian Games.

As she was preparing for dressage Friday, High Kingdom got hurt when he kicked while in the stable.

Phillips withdrew just before she was to go into the dressage arena.


Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader,

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