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An interview with Mark Todd - video

March 6, 2011

Kiwi eventer Mark Todd is planning to take two horses to the Badminton Horse Trials this year, with Grass Valley joining his 2012 Olympic hope Land Vision.


Watch a video interview with Mark Todd below, where he talks about his Badminton exploits, his career so far, and his plans for the future.


Mark Todd and Grass Valley.

Todd was a member of New Zealand's bronze medal winning team at the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky last year. There, he rode Grass Valley, the horse he rode at Badminton earlier that year.

This year Mark hopes to return to Badminton, not only with Grass Valley, but his favoured London 2012 prospect, NZB Land Vision, on whom he won both an Advanced class at Highclere, and a CIC*** at Blenheim.

Todd was the first New Zealander to win Badminton, in 1980 on Southern Comfort, He gained notoriety one year in 1990s by riding around most of the cross country course with only one stirrup.

In the video below, Todd talks about his Badminton exploits, his career so far, and his plans for the future.

» Download the audio version and play it on your iPod.

 

 

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