Sir Mark Todd to race against Irish Event Riders at Dundalk Stadium in Event Riders Challenge Race

  • 27 February 2020, 19:16

Having announced his emotional retirement from Eventing at Camphire International Horse Trials last year, the legendary Olympian Sir Mark Todd will be making a very public appearance back in the saddle next month in the Event Riders Challenge Race at Dundalk Stadium on Wednesday April 15th, to help funds for the Irish High Performance Eventing squads.

Mark Todd to take on the event riders challenge race

Sir Mark Todd won gold medals at Los Angeles (1984) and Seoul (1988) Olympics and has won the famous Badminton Horse Trials on four occasions. He has won Burghley Horse Trials five times, and as a member of New Zealand’s Eventing team, he won gold medals at the World Championships in 1990 and 1998, along with numerous other international individual and team titles.

Sir Mark Todd is not only an Olympic and World Championship gold medalist, but has had his own training successes in Horse Racing with wins in the Wellington Cup and New Zealand Oaks.

Speaking of his racing debut as a jockey on Irish soil, Sir Mark Todd, who was voted ‘Rider of the 20th Century’ by the International Federation for Equestrian Sports, said:

“I always had great fun Eventing in Ireland and I am very excited to have this opportunity to ride in the Event Riders Challenge Race at Dundalk Stadium supporting my mates in the Irish Team!”

Sally Corscadden, HSI’s High Performance Director added:

“Having Sir Mark taking part in the Event Riders Challenge is phenomenal. We need a total of 14 jockeys, whose sponsorship will raise funds for all the Eventing squads. To be racing against Mark in this unique event is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that should not be missed!”

Tables to watch the racing can be booked online via the Eventing Ireland website HERE. or by contacting Eventing Ireland on (045) 854 545

Tables cost is €65 per person and this includes entrance, race card, three course meal and drinks service. Tables of 4, 6, 8 and 10 persons will be available.

The action-packed evening will also include an auction and raffle prizes and is definitely a ‘Not To Be Missed’ date for the calendar!