EQ Life Masthead - 2019
RSS
enews
live TV (up)
photo galleries (up)
video galleries (up)
subscriptions
EQ Life Magazine
12 month subscription
Sir Mark Todd officially retires

Sir Mark Todd with HRH Dutchess of Wessex at Mark Todd retirement from sportduring the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials 2019 © Nixon Photo

Sir Mark Todd with HRH Dutchess of Wessex at Mark Todd retirement from sportduring the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials 2019

© Nixon Photo

 

By Equestrian Life.

Sir Mark Todd officially retired from the eventing scene at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials last weekend with his London 2012 Olympic team bronze medal-winning gelding, NZB Campino.

The 63-year-old eventing star rode into the main arena with NZB Campino, known as “Kinky” to his friends, prior to the final showjumping phase of the CCI5*-L class.

The combination were met in the main arena, with a standing ovation from the crowd of spectators that filled the stands.

“NZB Campino retired from the sport after Badminton so it was fitting that he should join me in the main arena for his own goodbye which he thoroughly enjoyed”, explained Sir Mark Todd.

The double individual Olympic eventing champion first made the shock announcement at the Camphire International Horse Trials in Ireland, after being part of the New Zealand winning Nations Cup Team.

“I had been thinking about it for some time,” said Sir Mark Todd, who will now turn his focus back to racing.

The FEI Rider of the 20th Century has claimed countless titles over his eventing career, including two individual Olympic gold medals, four Badminton titles, five Burghley titles and many more.

Equestrian Life wishes Sir Mark Todd a happy retirement from the sport, and wishes him all the best with his racing pursuits.

 

READ THE LATEST NEWS ARTICLES HERE 

 

 

firstM_Ad_out_now_50.psd



 

Back to top. Printable View.