#TheTeaFromTokyo: The Calm Before the Storm

 

 

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It’s nearly time for the eventing at Tokyo to begin in earnest, with the first horse inspection just minutes away from getting underway. But what have our competitors been up to four the last 24 hours since we caught up with them yesterday? Let’s take a look…

We got our latest entrant in the People Hanging Out By the Rings photo suite, this time from Spain’s Francisco Gavino Gonzalez:

Today marked exactly 37 years since Andrew Hoy made his Olympic debut. Now he’s at his eighth Games:

Kazuma Tomoto’s Vinci de la Vigne malfunctioned. We recommend turning it off and then turning it back on again:

Oliver Townend’s Ballaghmor Class spent his day well – napping and making high-profile pals:

Germany’s Sandra Auffarth headed out for another coursewalk with student Fouaad Mirza and groom Nils Trebbe:

Andrew Hoy and Vassily de Lassos enjoyed massages:

The Germans intimidated everyone by looking cool and frightening:

William Fox-Pitt put Kazuma Tomoto’s skills to the test:

Belgium’s Lara de Liedekerke-Meier schooled among the cherry blossoms: 

The Canadians came out to play:

Sweden’s Therese Viklund reflected on her journey so far:

France’s Nicolas Touzaint counted down to go time:

US sub Tamie Smith schooled the black stallion:

And Aussie sub Kevin McNab got to work with Don Quidam:

And British sub and World Champion Ros Canter was pretty busy, too:

Thomas Heffernan Ho’s Tayberry enjoyed the misting tents: 

Course builder David Evans went out to double-check his masterpiece:

Charlotte Dujardin had a good day in the office, winning individual bronze in the dressage freestyle:

Laura Collett had a fangirl moment:

And Team Thailand celebrated getting this show on the road!

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