HorseWorld issue statement regarding viral Mark Todd video

Over the weekend, a video featuring Olympian, Sir Mark Todd hitting a horse with a branch was widely circulated. HorseWorld have issued the following statement in response.

HorseWorld Trust supports the horse and rider in all equine disciplines ensuring that high welfare and safety standards are adhered to at all times across all equine sports. The welfare of the horse should always be paramount. From what we could see of the video which is circulating widely on social media, Mark Todd’s behaviour was totally unacceptable. He is a rider at a high level in his Equestrian Discipline and a role model for the next generation. We understand he has issued an apology but we are pleased that this incident is being taken seriously by the British Horseracing Authority we look forward to seeing the outcome of the investigation.

Posted on: 14th February 2022