Mark Todd: a rollercoaster week *H&H VIP*

For the New Zealand team, little things just went wrong right from the start in Rio. Jock Paget’s horse Clifton Lush had a freak accident in the stable, needing four layers of stitches. Then none of us got the dressage scores we’d been hoping for. All the horses were a bit on edge in the arena, and we ended up in sixth. But we did think that the cross-country might be very influential, so we hadn’t given up hope.