Mark Todd at Somerley Park in Hampshire
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Retired Todd returns for Olympics

Many event riders at 56 might be thinking of retiring and hanging up their spurs.

But New Zealand rider Mark Todd, who keeps his horses in Berkshire, is doing exactly the opposite and lining up for his country in the summer Olympics.

He qualified for his first Games in 1980 and has won two Olympic gold medals.

After Sydney in 2000 Mr Todd retired but is now returning to events circuit.

  • 30 Mar 2012