22/07/2013 08:53 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Zara Phillips WILL Ride In The World Equestrian Games In 2014

Zara Phillips has already been pretty clear about the fact she'll still be riding her horse during pregnancy and you know what? Respect to the royal for doing what she pleases in the face of negative public reaction.

But it seems the mum-to-be is also keen to get back to work asap after the birth of her first child and will be riding in the World Equestrian Games in 2014.

Her decision to compete in the event - set to take place in August next year - has been applauded by GB Equestrian team chief Yogi Breisner who described the news as "excellent".

Speaking to the BBC, he added: "Many riders including Zara's mother the Princess Royal have made a successful return after having children.

"There is no reason why Zara should not be able to return right on top of her form."

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