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Poor Mark Todd

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  • Poor Mark Todd

    Mark keeps posting on his Facebook about all of the flack he has been receiving at the Olympic venue. It's pretty funny actually.
    Here is the latest:
    "This is getting too much. First man in food hall says "what are you an official for". I say "I'm an athlete" to which he replies "oh you must be in shooting". "No 100m" I fire back!
    Then today I go to get on the bus to come back to the village from the park and the woman stops me and says " this is only for athletes!" I patiently explain and show my accreditation. Then back in the village I decide to go for the free haircut and the young guy at reception says the same thing. Too much! I want a badge that says in huge letters IM AN ATHLETE!! Too funny!"

    Is it too late to get him a t-shirt that says "I'm an athlete"?

    Photo of the first fence from Hawley: http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...39795060_n.jpg
    Rhode Islands are red;
    North Hollands are blue.
    Sorry my thoroughbreds
    Stomped on your roo. Originally Posted by pAin't_Misbehavin' :

  • #2
    I really, really just have to root for Toddy! I know. . .unpatriotic of me.


    • #3
      Haha! Aww I love Mark Todd!
      Eventers of the West
      A Facebook group I created for Eventers in the West Region of the U.S.
      Remy - My OTTB Gelding! Love him to pieces!


      • #4
        Toddy is always a favourite of mine too - but I have to say this time round I'd really love to see Andrew Nicholsen get a nice shiny gold medal. A silver one for Mark perhaps?

        Mark does a diary/blog too


        that he says he will try and keep updated for the duration of the games.


        • #5
          let's have a little respect for the seniors!

          and how is Karen being treated? given Toddys' height he might answer "Basketball"
          breeder of Mercury!

          remember to enjoy the moment, and take a moment to enjoy and give God the glory for these wonderful horses in our lives.BECAUSE: LIFE is What Happens While Making Other Plans


          • #6

            That's hilarious! Poor Toddy!


            • #7
              KOC and Todd are about the same age, Ian Millar has them by about 10 years! Wondering if he's getting the same flack Todd is

              As much as I like Mark Todd, I too would love to see Andrew Nicholsen medal -


              • #8
                Remember Lorna Johnstone back in 72?? She was 76!!!! They must have given her no end of #*&$#&
                I.D.E.A. yoda


                • #9
                  I love Mark Todd!!!

                  I was giggling at his Facebook status...
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Jealoushe View Post
                    I love Mark Todd!!!

                    I was giggling at his Facebook status...
                    Funny - now that it's been posted on FB that Mark Todd has a page, he officially has "too many freind requests" (yes, I did just try to send him an FR)


                    • Original Poster

                      Originally posted by Far_North_Equestrian View Post
                      Funny - now that it's been posted on FB that Mark Todd has a page, he officially has "too many freind requests" (yes, I did just try to send him an FR)
                      Oh no! That's kind of sad in a first world problem sort of way. =) His team is pretty active on Facebook, posting many updates, photos from events, and quite often some witty commentary as well.
                      Rhode Islands are red;
                      North Hollands are blue.
                      Sorry my thoroughbreds
                      Stomped on your roo. Originally Posted by pAin't_Misbehavin' :


                      • #12
                        Oh my, that's funny. See I have a problem when I really like a horse
                        (Flexible) or a rider (Toddy) or athlete, not wanting them to win, and my cheering for Canada sort of dissolves in some cases. Not overall tho.
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                        • #13
                          OH my gosh, how funny. That's awesome. LOL. Love it.
                          May the sun shine on you daily, and your worries be gone with the wind.


                          • #14
                            Don't forget the 72-year-old Japanese dressage rider.