Zara's horse: cleared.
High Kingdom, the horse of Olympic royal Zara Phillips, was cleared Tuesday to compete in the final show jumping phase of the equestrian eventing competition.
In eventing, judges and veterinarians inspect the horses once before the dressage portion, and again after the arduous cross-country event to make sure they're fit enough to handle the fences of the show jump final.
On Monday, Princes William and Harry cheered their cousin Phillips on as she rode High Kingdom over 28 obstacles and through a slippery cross-country course in Greenwich Park that helped put Britain in second place in the team standings. Germany leads, with Sweden in third.
During Tuesday's inspection, Phillips trotted High Kingdom before the judges, who promptly declared him "accepted."
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