Mark Todd announced last week the retirement of his five-star partner, NZB Campino. “Kinky,” a 17-year-old Hanoverian, had an uncharacteristic stop early in the Badminton cross country course earlier this season, and the New Zealand Olympian decided it was time for retirement from International competition.
Mark Todd’s statement:
“Having made the wise call to ‘pull himself up’ at Badminton early on and not being sound back at the stables we have done some further investigation and whilst Kinky is now sound and happily out in the paddock we have made the decision to retire him from International Eventing. He has been and remains a wonderful friend and he will now be Carolyn’s hack and look after the youngsters on the farm. And be pampered by Jess Wilson!”
Between an Olympic team bronze medal in 2012 and six CCI5*-L completions, Kinky had one hell of a career. Take a look back through these videos.
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