Sir Mark Todd has paid tribute to those who have helped him throughout his career as he announced his retirement on Sunday…
Two-time Olympic gold medallist Sir Mark Todd announced his retirement from Eventing effective immediately on Sunday.
Competing at the FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ for his native New Zealand, the 63-year-old couldn’t have gone out on a better note – with a famous victory for his country in the Cappoquin leg of the series.
This isn’t Mark’s first retirement from the sport, but it does look set to be the last – his previous one in 2000 lasted eight years. During that time he returned home to New Zealand to focus on breeding and training racehorses, but the world of Eventing called him back once again in 2008.
This morning, Mark issued a written statement on his Facebook page, providing fans and industry friends with the reasoning behind this decision – which he’s the first to admit wasn’t an easy one…
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