Mark Todd has marked his return to the eventing world with the purchase of promising young horse ODT Land Vision from Andrew Cawthray.
Seven-year-old Land Vision won the British Intermediate Championships at Gatcome in August, ridden by Oliver Townend.
Alongside Todd’s Olympic mount Gandalf, Land Vision forms the foundation of the 52-year-old New Zealander’s return to four-star three-day eventing, with a view to basing himself here in Britain during 2009.
New Zealand Bloodstock Ltd backed Todd’s Beijing campaign financially and has agreed to continue sponsorship.
Next year Todd has pencilled in Badminton CCI**** and possibly Burghley CCI**** for Gandalf, whom he believes could be top-class.