Well knock me down with a feather – we’ve made it! It’s been an extraordinary week of eventing at Tokyo, with nary a wink of sleep to be had along the way, but we’ve come out the other side with enormously worthy winners in Great Britain and Germany’s Julia Krajewski. I’m already absolutely buzzing to jot down all my *oPiNiOnS* in a bumper post-show recap, but first, let’s have a look at today’s (rather belated) news and notes round-up.
US Weekend Results:
UK Weekend Results:
Hambro Sport Horses Burgham International: [Results]
Bishop Burton International Youth Championships: [Results]
Chilham Castle (2): [Results]
Cholmondeley Castle inc. British Grassroots Championships: [Results]
Frickley Park (1): [Results]
Your Monday Reading List:
I’ve seen Olympic rings tattoos, but the rings shaved into someone’s head? That’s a new one, and I’m kind of into it. [Hair Flair: Athletes Sport Creative Styles at the Tokyo Olympics]
Steffan Peters and Suppenkasper are becoming unlikely TikTok superstars, thanks to their ‘rave horse’ freestyle. Maybe meme-ifying dressage is what we need to propel it into the public interest. [‘Rave horse’ Mopsie rages in Olympic dressage freestyle]
Jessica Springsteen is about to start her Olympic campaign, and the mainstream media have all made the exact same song reference. [Jessica Springsteen Readies for Her Olympic Debut With Horse, Don Juan van de Donkhoeve]
The whole world fell in love with Thomas Ho’s Tayberry this week. The 20-year-old, 15.1hh pocket rocket had a truly delightful time showing off his pizzazz in all three phases, showing that you don’t need to be tall, fancy, and young to do amazing things. [Tokyo Olympics: Tayberry star of show for Hong Kong’s Thomas Heffernan Ho after ‘horse of the day’ honour from prestigious UK magazine]
Snoop Dogg turned his hand to equestrian commentary for Peacock, and it might be the best commentary we’ve ever heard. It was certainly miles ahead of whatever they had on Eurosport today, anyway. [Snoop Dogg’s Incredible Commentary On Equestrian Event Is The Best Moment Of The Tokyo Olympics]
Want to live vicariously through our pals in Tokyo? Go behind the scenes with course builder Travers Schick to see what life is like at the Games. [From the Magazine – Travers Schick: A Day In The Life]
The FutureTrack Follow:
Who else but our new Olympic champion?
What a moment. What a team.