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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.”

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