Sir Mark James Todd is a New Zealand horseman noted for his accomplishments in the discipline of eventing, voted Rider of the 20th century by the International Federation for Equestrian Sports. He won gold medals at Los Angeles and Seoul Olympics, the Badminton Horse Trials on four occasions, the Burghley Horse Trials five times, and as a member of New Zealand's Eventing team, he won gold medals at the World Championships in 1990 and 1998, plus 20 or more other international events, and numerous other international individual and team titles. In 1988, he was announced as the New Zealand Sportsperson of the year and winner of the Supreme Halberg Award. In the same year, he was inducted into the New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame. On 25 April 2011, Todd completed a fourth Badminton victory riding NZB Land Vision, becoming the oldest winner of the event.
About Mark Todd
Horseman who won equestrian gold at the 1984 and 1988 Olympics and was named Rider of the 20th Century by the International Federation for Equestrian Sports.
He wanted to become a jockey but grew to be six-foot-two, pushing him into show jumping.
He won a bronze medal at the 2000 Olympics.
He was born in Cambridge, New Zealand.
Soccer midfielder Cole Peverley also competed for New Zealand in the 2008 Olympics.
Information related to Mark Todd (equestrian)
- Sportspeople from Cambridge, New Zealand
- Olympic equestrians of New Zealand
- Olympic gold medalists for New Zealand
- New Zealand sportsmen
- Olympic silver medalists for New Zealand
- Equestrians at the 1984 Summer Olympics
- Equestrians at the 1988 Summer Olympics
- Olympic bronze medalists for New Zealand
- Equestrians at the 1992 Summer Olympics
- Equestrians at the 2000 Summer Olympics
- Knights Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit
- Equestrians at the 2008 Summer Olympics
- Equestrians at the 2012 Summer Olympics
- Equestrians at the 2016 Summer Olympics
- New Zealand Commanders of the Order of the British Empire
- Olympic medalists in equestrian