Who among us isn’t a little bit in love with Vassily de Lassos, the striking French-bred chestnut mount of Aussie Andrew Hoy? Whether you’ve followed his career with keen interest for the last couple of seasons or whether that double medal performance at Tokyo was your first introduction to this special gelding, there’s every chance you’ve fallen for his exceptional talent and sparky charisma. And chief among his fan club? That’s got to be his rider, who shares the story of their journey together so far, and owners Paula and David Evans, who share the tale of how a broken collarbone and a cancer charity fundraiser brought the team together. All of us at Team EN are ready to combine our savings to buy a young horse straight from the string of Tom Carlile, and this has only pushed us closer to the edge.