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Mark Todd wins 3* class at Chatsworth Horse Trials

Mark Todd and Landslide finished second in a novice class at Chatsworth.  © Tim Withnall/Any4 Photography

Mark Todd and Landslide on their way to second place at Chatsworth. © Tim Withnall/Any4 Photography

New Zealand’s Mark Todd won the international 3-star CCI at the Chatsworth Horse Trials at the weekend, riding Irish Sport Horse, Amacuzzi, who was previously competed by racehorse trainer Stuart Crawford.

Mark Todd receives his prize for winning the CIC*** Section G with Amacuzzi from the Duchess of Devonshire. © Chatsworth Horse Trials

Mark Todd receives his prize for winning the CIC*** Section G with Amacuzzi from the Duchess of Devonshire. © Chatsworth Horse Trials

Amacuzzi is an 11-year-old gelding by Marcuzzi. It is the horses’s third win with Todd, who took over the ride in March from Italian rider Susanna Bordone.

Todd was also second on a novice horse, Landslide, in a class won by Mary King with Kings Choice, who finished on their dressage score of 28.0. Todd and Landslide were close behind, with 29.5. Landslide is a seven-year-old by Landade.

Ireland’s Sarah Ennis claimed victory in the three-star Dodson & Horrell Challenge at Chatsworth, also riding an Irish Sport Horse, Stellor Rebound.

Holding fifth place after the dressage phase, Ennis climbed the rankings after show jumping and cross-country to finish first of a 60-strong field on the ten year-old bay gelding.

Ireland’s Eventing High Performance Manager Nick Turner said after the Irish victory: “Sarah was up against a very strong field, but her performances in all three phases was top class, and Stellor Rebound is certainly a very exciting horse for the future.”

Below: Mark Todd and Landslide / © Tim Withnall/Any4 Photography 

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