The fact that 2020 is an Olympic year means that teams across the world are already hard at work drumming up support and exposure as August draws ever closer. A creative effort by the Irish eventing team drew spectators and participants to the Take On Tokyo Tour, a three-stop demonstration show put on to raise funds for the program and its efforts to field a strong team for the Summer Games.
The Take On Tokyo Tour made its three stops over this past weekend, giving eager participants a chance to interact with and learn from prominent figures on the Irish team. Demonstrations from riders such as Cathal Daniels and Sam Watson gave riders a glimpse at the new 5* Olympic test as well as jumping exercises that can be applied to horses at various stages of training and development. Team show jumping coach Grant Wilson was on hand for these sessions, and other lectures were given to provide attendees with a full spectrum experience.
The 2020 ‘Take On Tokyo’ Eventing Tour kicked off at Maryville in Co. Cork. The tour which is supported by Horse Sport…
The 2020 ‘Take On Tokyo’ Eventing Tour moved to Ravensdale for day 2. The tour which is supported by Horse Sport…
A special moment was given to Cathal Daniels, who enjoyed a meteoric rise to the top in 2019 with an individual bronze medal at the European Eventing Championships, and Margaret Kinsella’s Rioghan Rua, who was awarded an Irish Eventing lifetime membership in recognition of her career achievements to date.
Take a look at some scenes from the tour this weekend:
Some clips from the final day of the eventing Take on Tokyo tour which took place at Spruce Lodge in Co.Wicklow.#horsesports #horsesoninstagram #eventinglife #horsetrials #goeventing #equestriansport #irisheventing #igtv #horsesonigtv #eventing #horsesportireland #eventingireland #irisheventingtimes@eventingireland@tredstep@cathaldaniels@elizabethpower
Posted by Irish Eventing Times on Monday, February 10, 2020