Zara Tindall and her husband Mike are raising the bar for royal PDA

By Simon Perry
Updated January 06, 2016 02:15 PM
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We know Prince William and Princess Kate are pros at keeping their marriage hot, but William’s cousin Zara Tindall and her husband Mike are raising the bar for royal PDA.

Queen Elizabeth‘s equestrian granddaughter, 34, took part in a cute pony race alongside her husband in Australia earlier this week.

Zara and ex-rugby player Mike, 37, took part in the light-hearted competition organized by Magic Millions, which promotes racehorse ownership and riding among women.

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And even though she trailed behind her husband during the race, the competitive royal proved she was a good sport, planting a sweet kiss on his cheek.

Zara, who is an ambassador for the company, is on a winter break from competing in her real job – as she eyes the 2016 Rio Olympics, which would be her second appearance at the Games. (She won a silver medal at the London 2012 Olympics as a member of the Great Britain Eventing Team.)

The royal rider will resume competition in the spring. Her first hurdle is to qualify and then be chosen – along with her horse – for the Olympic squad. “That’s her focus,” her spokeswoman tells PEOPLE.

She and Mike, who were guests of Queen Elizabeth at Sandringham House with most of the royal family for the Christmas holiday, have taken daughter Mia (who turns two on Jan. 17) with them to Australia.