Sir Mark Todd, Olympic medalist, to visit the North East of Scotland
Toddy’s in town..
One of the most celebrated equestrians of our time is coming to the North East Scotland this February. Sir Mark Todd is hosting two demonstration evenings of Arena Eventing at Fountain Equestrian Centre, Aberdeen, on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th February 2017 with five riders from Pony Club to CCI*** being coached over a course of technical jumps with Mark sharing his many years eventing experience with the riders and audience.
Mark Todd’s numerous achievements are quite remarkable, 7 Olympic Games, including London 2011 and Rio 2016, winning two Olympic gold medals, 4 Badminton titles, 5 wins at Burghley and numerous other honours. Country Ways and Ardene House Equine Vets are delighted to be sponsoring these two demonstration evenings, run in association with David Lawson Equestrian Events and Esslemont Marquees.
Rosemary Michie, owner of Country Ways, said “we are delighted that Sir Mark Todd is coming to Aberdeen. There has been a huge amount of interest in this event and tickets were sold out within a few hours. This is a very special opportunity to learn from someone who has worked and competed with horses at the highest level and everyone is looking forward to learning from his wealth of experience”.
The weekend also includes two days of Arena Eventing Clinics for private individuals to be coached over jumps with their own horses, organised by David Lawson Equestrian Events and sponsored by Emily Anderson-Green and Subsea Tooling Services. Lessons are from BE80 level up to 1.10+ for 1.5hrs in groups of 5 and are aiming at riders at all levels of Eventing. David Lawson said that “‘the clinics were very oversubscribed so unfortunately we had to turn some riders away this time, but it does mean that clinics like this are viable for the future”.
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