Sir Mark Todd announced as new Land Rover ambassador
Joining Land Rover’s stable of illustrious equestrian ambassadors — who include Zara Tindall MBE, Nick Skelton CBE, Ben Maher MBE, Sir Lee Pearson, Harry Meade, and England polo player Max Charlton — is Kiwi equestrian Sir Mark Todd. Considered one of the most successful riders of all time, Todd is a five-times Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials winner.
Bursting onto the international scene in the 1980s by winning back-to-back Olympic gold medals aboard Charisma in 1984 and 1988, Todd has since competed at five more Olympic games and won a further individual bronze, a team silver, and two team bronze medals.
Todd, now living near Swindon, UK, said: “I have used Land Rover vehicles all my life, as they have incredible durability and versatility, which are so important for my work and lifestyle. I am really looking forward to being part of the Land Rover team, and working closely with them.”
After an international career spanning four decades, Todd shows no signs of slowing down. He will continue to take part in top-level competition this year, including the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials — marking 38 years since he first competed there.
Scott Dicken, marketing director for Jaguar Land Rover UK, said: “Sir Mark Todd is a true sporting icon, whose achievements in the saddle are outstanding. He is a great fit for the Land Rover values of going Above and Beyond. We are excited to work with him, and look forward to him meeting our customers throughout the season.”