Friday Video from World Equestrian Brands: Can You Handle the Cup of Tea Challenge?


Lord knows we all love a challenge, but with ice buckets no longer an appealing option and Keke, frankly, a little bit played out, we’ve been stuck in a bit of a rut, quite frankly.

Enter Jake Tarrant, who can be found lurking the interwebz under the guise of Little Bentley Eventing. British eventer Jake is currently busy making a bit of a name for himself on these shores, as he stars in the current season of Horse & Country TV’s Omega Equine All Star Academy. Yes, Americans, we’re so utterly horse-bonkers over here that we not only have an entire channel dedicated to ponies doing various forms of prancing, we have an equestrian reality show, too. Move aside, Kardashians, for this one is legendary coach Pammy Hutton‘s domain.

Anyway, for those of you who aren’t in the know, Pammy’s dishy and delightful dressage rider son Charlie showed off a rather impressive bit of sitting trot on a recent episode, demonstrating that he could, in fact, hold a cup of tea while cruising around the arena. His hips most certainly do not lie, pals. Now, Jake is determined to see us all embarrass ourselves trying to emulate him, and he’s kickstarted the Cup of Tea Challenge. The premise is simple, if not easy: can you ride while holding a cup of tea, without covering yourself with it? Pass us something stronger, please.

Have you given it a go? Post your video on Facebook with the hashtag #LBECupOfTeaChallenge — we promise not to laugh! (We categorically do not.)

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