At three years of age the temptation of a muddy puddle proved all too much for young Mia Tindall who was seen getting rather mucky on Sunday.
The adorable tot who is the Queen’s great-granddaughter, had been decked out in a pair of wellingtons by her parents Mike and Zara Tindall as she attended the Whatley Manor horse trials.
However, the boots provided little armour for young Mia and to save himself some laundry father Mike, 38, could be soon scooping up his daughter onto his shoulders.
A delighted Mia Tindall received a piggy back from dad Mike at Whatley Manor horse trials where her mother Zara was competing on Sunday
Mia was delighted to receive a piggy back from her former-rugby captain dad as the pair made their way to watch Zara, 36, compete at today’s trials.
In light of the rather gloomy weather the toddler has been kitted out in an adorable grey ensemble with her t-shirt featuring a sequin heart motif.
The toddler wrapped up warm in a star-printed puffa jacket as she enjoyed another day outdoors.
Mike scooped up his daughter to avoid the rather muddy grounds at the equestrian event which is part of Mia’s grandmother Princess Anne’s sprawling Gloucestershire estate
Little Mia looked adorable in a grey ensemble complete with orange wellington boots in light of the rather soggy ground
The toddler wrapped up warm in a star-printed puffa jacket as she enjoyed another day outdoors
The venue for the equestrian event was part of Princess Anne’s sprawling Gloucestershire estate on which the Tindalls own a cottage.
Mia, who goes to nursery nearby, is expected to follow in her cousin Prince George’s footsteps when she starts primary school next September.
Zara, who has had a busy few weeks of competing, was cheered on by her family as she put her horse through its paces at the Burghley Horse Trials last month – suffering a soaking after an embarrassing fall.
Mia appeared to have got a little muddy before dad Mike was able to intervene on Sunday
Mia, who goes to nursery nearby, is expected to follow in her cousin Prince George’s footsteps when she starts primary school next September
But she was back on fine form today as she successfully navigated her horse Drops of Brandy in the Cross Country section of the race.
The Queen’s granddaughter is a serious international equestrian competitor, having garnered a gold medal at the European Eventing Championships in 2005 in addition to attaining a silver medal at the World Equestrian Games in 2006.
The mother-of-one, who won team silver at the 2012 Olympics in London on her horse High Kingdom, was crowned BBC Sports Personality of the Year and has been nicknamed the Royal Olympian.
Zara navigated her horse Drops of Brandy in the Cross Country section of the race
The Queen’s granddaughter is a serious international equestrian competitor and has been nicknamed the Royal Olympian
Zara, who is 16th in line to the throne, first met Mike 13 years ago in Sydney, Australia during the 2003 Rugby World Cup – after being introduced by Prince Harry.
The Queen gave her consent to their marriage in May 2011 and their wedding was held on July 30, 2011 at the Canongate Kirkin Edinburgh, Scotland.
And now they live together in a cottage on her mother’s Gloucestershire estate, Gatcombe Park, with Mia, who Mike has previously described as ‘quite relaxed’.