Mum’s the word as emma makes chatsworth debut

Zara Phillips riding Silver Lining V in Sunday's Chatsworth International Horse Trials XC event
Zara Phillips riding Silver Lining V in Sunday's Chatsworth International Horse Trials XC event

What a difference a year makes for Emma Walters ... and it couldn’t have been more different.

The Sheffield rider switched from giving birth to making her debut at the Chatsworth Horse Trials!

Zara Phillips riding Tiger Lily IX in Saturday's Chatsworth International Horse Trials XC event

Zara Phillips riding Tiger Lily IX in Saturday's Chatsworth International Horse Trials XC event

Riding Woodcroft Frazer, Emma had a clear round in the cross country, 12 faults in the showjumping and 30 penalty points in the dressage to finish a very creditable 19th out of 43.

Meanwhile Zara Phillips came sixth out of 46 on Tiger Lily in the CIC One Star showjumping event. She finished 23 on Silver Lining but was eliminated on a technicality in the cross country section while riding Lord Lauris.