Zara Phillips Puts Equestrian Career On Pause While Pregnant, Spokesman Says

Is pregnant princess/equestrian Zara Phillips putting her horse riding career on hold? Say "neigh"!

Though Queen Elizabeth's granddaughter's spokesman told the Telegraph earlier this month that "she will carry on competing for a while longer" despite her newly revealed pregnancy, Hello Magazine reports that Zara will be hopping off that horse.

This time, her spokesman insists Zara will be taking a break because the season is through: "The fact is that all of Zara's horses have now qualified for the events she wishes to enter them for next year. She has done so well already this season, she does not actually need to compete any more."

As Zara enters her third month, the spokesman describes the princess' pregnancy as progressing "happily and healthily," and agrees that Zara's decision to pause all equestrian activities is "sensible."

Horse jumping can be a dangerous sport -- Zara broke her collarbone back in 2008 -- so we understand her caution with a baby on board. And it's only a brief break; as a friend of Zara's told the Daily Mail, "She also plans to be back in the saddle as soon as possible after having her baby –- she is a professional sportswoman, after all."

We're glad Zara is being cautious about balancing her career and her pregnancy. Here's hoping her time off the horse will allow the stylish royal to show off some enviable maternity fashion!

A look back at Zara's royal past:

Zara Phillips' Style

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