New Zealand's greatest equestrian eventer Sir Mark Todd has returned home four months after calling time on his hugely successful time in the saddle.
The 63-year-old was the star turn, running an eventing master class, to open a four-day long equestrian festival in Auckland - Equitana Auckland.
“It’s something a little bit different, coming into a situation like this with riders that you don’t know and horses but it’s good and hopefully a bit educational for people who are here,” Sir Mark said.
Sir Mark will be honoured at a "This Is Your Life" equestrian function tonight, 35 years after being the first New Zealander to be celebrated on the television series.
“I think there is quite a few people from my career turning up, it should be a fun night,” he said.
After a month in New Zealnad, Sir Mark will return to England where he's training thoroughbred racehorses.