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Mark Todd and Gandalf

Mark Todd and Gandalf

Mark Todd won Olympic gold medals in 1984 and 1988 riding his horse Charisma, who died in 2003. Following a period in retirement, Mark Todd was selected for the 2008 Olympic Games, this time on Gandalf. Here, Mark Todd and Gandalf are competing in a three-day equestrian event at the Puhinui Horse Trials, in March 2008, which they won.

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Emma Meyer, 'Horses - Recreation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 April 2024)

Story by Emma Meyer, published 24 Nov 2008