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Eventing legend Sir Mark Todd joins World Horse Welfare for their next webinar

Record-breaking seven-time Olympian, international eventer and World Horse Welfare patron Sir Mark Todd (KNZM CBE) will be chatting about how he keeps his horses fit and healthy over the long winter months when he joins the next Wednesday Welfare Webinar on 2 December at 7pm

Mark will share some of his top winter tips and explain how he manages his different horses taking in account their age, current level of training and his future plans for them, when faced with cold, wet, short days.

Mark will be joined by one of World Horse Welfare’s Field Officers, Jon Phipps, who will provide an insight into the types of welfare situations he’s likely to encounter during the coming winter months. Jon will share with us some ideas of how we, as owners, can make some simple changes to the way we manage our horses that can really make a big difference.

By registering for the free to attend webinar through Zoom, you will be able to take part in the various polls, ask questions of Mark and Jon during the Q&A and overall have a much more interactive experience. If you are keen to be part of the conversation, then please register online.

The fortnightly webinars can also be viewed live as a Facebook Live session. If you have missed any of the previous webinars – which have tackled subjects as fascinating and diverse as laminitis, weight management, colic and euthanasia – they are all available to watch on the World Horse Welfare YouTube channel.

More about the two presenters

Sir Mark Todd KNZM CBE is one of the world’s most celebrated equestrians, with two Olympic gold medals and numerous other honours. Mark was a pioneer of three-day eventing in New Zealand and in 1980 won the internationally acclaimed Badminton Horse Trials, despite it being his debut appearance. It was his first major victory in what was to become a glittering 20-year career at the top – to this day Mark remains one of only two riders to win back-to-back individual Olympic titles since World War II. He was voted FEI Event Rider of the 20th

Century in 2000; in the same year he retired, but returned in 2008 for the Beijing Olympics and continued to be at the forefront of his sport until he retired in 2019. Mark has ridden since childhood, thanks to his grandfather borrowing a neighbour’s pony for him to ride.

Jon Phipps is a Field Officer with World Horse Welfare and started off his career in the IT sector in London before having a complete change of direction which took him into the world of animal welfare. He worked for the RSPCA for 15 years as an Inspector and Equine Officer before joining World Horse Welfare in 2019. Jon is a complete horseman and has had horses in his life since childhood.

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