Eventer Mark Todd has been nominated for the New Zealand sportsman of the year award, following his Badminton win this year.

The victory was Toddy’s fourth in the competition, made more amazing by the facts it was 31 years on from his first and follows an eight-year retirement.

It was also the horse NZB Land Vision’s first four-star run.

The 55-year-old was nominated for the award by Equestrian Sports New Zealand – which described his return to the sport’s top-level as “thrilling”.

Mark is on the 12-person shortlist for the award which will be whittled down to no more than five. The award will be presented in February.