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Mark Todd going to Olympics!

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  • Mark Todd going to Olympics!

    If you missed him in his five previous Olympics, here's your chance!

    Horse & Hound report

    The rest of the NZ team:

    Andrew Nicholson/Lord Killinghurst
    Joe Meyer/Snip
    Heelan Tompkins/Sugoi
    Caroline Powell/Lenamore

  • #2
    I knew the news would probably come today. I am so thrilled for Mark.

    For me, with Teddy gone, this will be my saving grace, watching Mark Todd and Gandalf. This horse can jump the moon.


    • #3
      Great news! I can't wait to watch (on TV that is!)!!


      • #4
        SWEET NZ team! I can't wait to wake up insanely early to watch 10 minutes of coverage. I wish Lucinda Green would commentate on the Olympics like she does on my WEG dvds. She's the best!
        I love my Econo-Nag!


        • #5
          If you'd heard the chief selector at events, you could see that happening

          but otherwise yay!


          • #6
            We've got a brilliant team this year Just wish Annabel Wigley and Black Drum had made it


            • #7
              Good old Lord Killinghurst. Now there's an oddball ridden by an awesome rider.

              What an exciting, entertaining team. Awesome to have Mark Todd and Andrew Nicolson together. And Lenamore is a real treat to watch--as incredible a jumper, looker, mover as Lord Killinghurst is NOT!

              It's what I love the most about this sport: the variety of horses that can excell in it.

              But I've never heard of those other two horses. And I'm blanking out on who it was that Heelan Tomkins rode before. Anyone remember?
              Sportponies Unlimited
              Athletic Thoroughbred crosses for the highly motivated, smaller rider.


              • #8
                Originally posted by pwynnnorman View Post
                And I'm blanking out on who it was that Heelan Tomkins rode before. Anyone remember?
                Was it Glengarrick?
                When blood is the beverage of choice, the sharpest fangs feed first.


                • #9
                  Yup it was Glengarrick... the pair were 7th in Athens and same placing at the WEG 2006 (as a 20yo!!) he was an awesome horse This year she'll be on Sugoi http://www.cyberhorse.net.au/tve/pho...nd%20Sugoi.jpg she won the FEI World Cup Eventing Class at Kihikihi beginning of April http://www.horsetalk.co.nz/news/2008/04/042.shtml

                  Snip was 3rd in th J section of the 3* at chatsworth http://www.cyberhorse.net.au/tve/pho...ndSnip10th.jpg


                  • #10
                    Dang they have a strong team!!

                    So, it looks like the New Zealanders, Aussies, British and Germans are all looking really strong.

                    Some of France's riders don't look half bad either.

                    So, where does that leave us (the USA)?
                    "Fifteen minutes of excellent work is better than an hour and a half of wandering aimlessly around." -Col. Bengt Ljundquist


                    • #11
                      It is revolting that the UK press announced the NZ eventing team a day before NZ did


                      • #12
                        yes! that was a bit odd, did someone leak it or something?

                        snip went the WEG didn't he?


                        • #13
                          May be a stupid question... sorrry (!)

                          Which one is the alternate???

                          That is SO exciting that Mark Todd made it!!!!
                          "Lucky you to have ridden Kildonan Tug- Luckier you to have loved him"
                          "Carrying you to prelim was the jewel in Tug's crown."
                          "Great horses find you. You don't find them."


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by 2016 RoyalCrown KTug View Post
                            May be a stupid question... sorrry (!)

                            Which one is the alternate???

                            That is SO exciting that Mark Todd made it!!!!
                            They didn't list any alternates. However, I'm sure there are a few. All 5 of the riders listed above are on the team.
                            Remember, at the Olympics, it's 5 team members -- best 3 scores count.
                            At the WEG it's 4 team members (best 3 scores count) PLUS 2 additional individual riders.
                            No individuals at the Olympics -- all riders are on the team.
                            "Fifteen minutes of excellent work is better than an hour and a half of wandering aimlessly around." -Col. Bengt Ljundquist


                            • #15
                              I know its 5 riders of course, sorry i didnt make it clear, but who are the alternates?? Just didnt see them anywhere
                              "Lucky you to have ridden Kildonan Tug- Luckier you to have loved him"
                              "Carrying you to prelim was the jewel in Tug's crown."
                              "Great horses find you. You don't find them."


                              • #16
                                The UK didn't realease it before NZ... the Horse and Hound article is dated June 17... the NZ article is also dated June 17 (3pm) and we are 11 hours ahead...

                                The other 3 that were on the short list were Dan Joceyln, Annabel Wigley and Emily Butcher


                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by DRTY.2 View Post
                                  The UK didn't realease it before NZ... the Horse and Hound article is dated June 17... the NZ article is also dated June 17 (3pm) and we are 11 hours ahead...
                                  Either way, it was still from the English press that I found out