#TheTeaFromTokyo: Horses Over Hill and Dale (and Island)

What a day it’s been: from 4 a.m. starts for our Tokyo compatriots (after sleepless nights for many of them, we expect), through drama and excitement on Sea Forest Island, to misting tents and ice vests and long, lazy grazing sessions as the evening faded away. It’s been a rollercoaster ride, whether you’ve been tackling the course or watching on from home. Let’s have a little recap, with some of our favourite social media posts…

The media reps — including friend of EN Libby Law — got into position to snap the superstars: 

And boy, did they deliver. The action was fast and furious:

In the end, no one could beat the British:

Riders and horses alike kept cool in the blazing heat:

And after a long, tough day, everyone headed back to Baji Koen Equestrian Park to relax, unwind, and prepare for the next day:

And what a day it’s going to be:

Finally, we all gave our horses an extra hug tonight in honour of Robin Godel and his gorgeous Jet Set, because our hearts broke with him when he knew he wouldn’t be able to do so: 

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