After an international career spanning four decades, Sir Mark Todd shows no signs of slowing down
The eventing legend will tackle Badminton Horse Trials this weekend and the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials on 31 August – 3 September – 38 years since he first competed there.
The five-times Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials winner has one of the most celebrated careers in the history of equestrian sport.
He burst onto the international scene in the eighties by winning back-to-back gold medals aboard Charisma in 1984 and 1988.
Since then, he has competed at five more Olympic games and won a further individual bronze, a team silver and two team bronze medals.
“A fifth title at Badminton would be great," says Sir Mark, "I've already got five Burghley’s so if I can match that and win Badminton for a fifth time, that would be amazing."
"At this stage I am not really thinking about how much longer I am going to keep going. I still really enjoy it, I feel fit and well and I have a team of nice horses, so at the moment I don’t have any plans to stop.”
Todd, 61, one of the most successful riders of all time, joins Land Rover’s illustrious stable of equestrian ambassadors which includes Zara Tindall MBE, Nick Skelton CBE, Ben Maher MBE, Sir Lee Pearson, Harry Meade and England polo player Max Charlton.