The Jockey Club has appointed Zara Tindall as a non-executive director of Cheltenham Racecourse
Taking up her new role at the course on New Year’s Day 2020 - when the first fixture of the 2020 season will begin - she will support the operation of the jump racing course.
Tindall is herself a regular visitor to Cheltenham Racecourse, while her grandmother, HRH Queen Elizabeth II, is patron of The Jockey Club. She has also owned, bred and trained several racehorses.
Tindall said: “I’m passionate about horseracing, particularly on the jumps side, and the absolute pinnacle of that is Cheltenham. Racing is simply the most exciting sport and it’s open to all. It’s an honour to have been asked by Martin St Quinton on behalf of The Jockey Club to get involved in a more formal capacity and I look forward to doing my bit to support the executive team in the years to come.”
Martin St Quinton, who recently became Chairman of the Cheltenham Racecourse Committee, added: “Zara is a wonderful advocate for our sport and I’m delighted that she has agreed to join us at Cheltenham Racecourse. I’m sure we will benefit significantly from her breadth of experience and a perspective that will prove invaluable to the racecourse.”
Tindall will attend the opening day of The November Meeting, where she will help promote Equestrian Team GB ahead of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 - an Olympian herself, she won silver in the Team Eventing competition at the London 2012 Games.