News | Entertainment
22 Jul 2024 8:22
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Mike Tindall won't let wife Zara teach him to ride horses

    The former rugby player - who has Mia, 10, Lena, five, and three-year-old Lucas with the royal - thinks he would be a very "tough student" so doesn't want the equestrian to get him on horseback, despite it being a favourite pastime of the rest of her family, including her mother, Princess Anne, 73, and late grandmother, Queen Elizabeth

    Asked if he's learned to ride since joining the Royal Family, Mike told Britain's HELLO! magazine: "No! It would be a bit like asking Zara to learn to play rugby.

    "I know she does it with the kids, but I think we'd argue if she was trying to teach me to ride - and I would probably be a tough student."

    Despite Zara's royal background, the 'Good, The Bad and the Rugby' podcaster insisted their lives aren't always glamorous.

    Asked the most un-royal thing they do, he said: "Picking up horse poo!

    "We have three dogs, three kids and horses, so there's a lot of poo in my life.

    "It's a great leveller."

    The couple are keen for their children to follow in their sporting footsteps, because there's so many lessons they can learn from being part of a team, and they encourage their brood to be as active as possible.

    Mike said: "We're not different to other parents and our weekends end up being about the kids and getting them to their sports.

    "It's a mixture of rugby, hockey, swimming, gymnastics.

    "I think sport gives so many things to kids, whether it's learning how to be a team member or determination.

    "It has given Zara and me so much that we want to expose them to as many sports as we can."

    © 2024 Bang Showbiz, NZCity

     Other Entertainment News
     20 Jul: Bob Newhart has died aged 94
     20 Jul: Michael Strahan's daughter Isabella is cancer free
     20 Jul: Priscilla Presley claims she has had $1 million stolen from her as part of financial abuse
     20 Jul: Catherine, Princess of Wales has hailed the "power of nature" in helping "wellbeing"
     20 Jul: Sam Smith was left unable to walk after a skiing injury that led to the singer being taken off a slope in a "blood bag"
     20 Jul: Johnny Depp and Will Smith have reportedly struck up a bromance
     20 Jul: Khloe Kardashian has been told she needs therapy
     Top Stories

    No preference of opponent for the Mystics in the elimination final of netball's ANZ Premiership More...

    Companies affected by the global IT outage, are unlikely to receive compensation More...

     Today's News

    Tamaki Makaurau MP Takutai Moana Natasha Kemp is taking a leave of absence to recover from kidney disease 5:37

    No preference of opponent for the Mystics in the elimination final of netball's ANZ Premiership 4:37

    Companies affected by the global IT outage, are unlikely to receive compensation 21:57

    Daniel Hillier's hoping the wind gods are again on his side in the final round of golf's Open Championship 21:17

    Olympic rower Mahe Drysdale has strengthened his lead in Tauranga's Mayoral race 18:57

    It could take up to two weeks to resolve 'teething issues' following CrowdStrike outage, Clare O'Neil says 18:37

    Nina Kennedy, Mackenzie Little and Oliver Hoare all win at the London Diamond League ahead of the Paris Olympics 18:17

    Confirmation of a big move at Super Rugby level for an All Blacks star 18:07

    To a double overtime thriller in the National Basketball League playoffs.. 18:07

    A clutch three-pointer from Taranaki Airs guard Flynn Cameron has sent the first semifinal in the New Zealand National Basketball League to overtime in Christchurch 17:07

     News Search

    Power Search

    © 2024 New Zealand City Ltd