JUST two weeks before she joins Team GB at the World Equestrian Games in Normandy, Royal and Olympian Zara Phillips will return to Herefordshire for this year's Homme House Horse Trials.

The 33-year-old will lead the prestigious entry list of top local, national and international riders competing at the event on August 5 and August 6 near Ledbury.

Back riding competitively following the birth of her daughter Mia earlier this year, Zara will be joined by international Team GB rider Harry Mead at the event in Much Marcle.

She goes on to compete in the World Equestrian Games from late August.

Other local international team riders at this year's event include Alice Pearson, Louise Harwood and Rosie Thomas.

Admission is free and gates open at 9.30am each day and continue to around 5pm.

Two new awards are up for grabs this year – the 'distinctly splendid trophy' for the best-placed under-18 in the novice section and the Sheila Berry memorial trophy for the best mare in the novice and open novice sections.

A donation to St. James City Farm, Gloucester is encouraged at the event.

For more information or to find out about volunteering call Anne James on 07772 246428 or Stella Robertson on 07825 702116.