A recent social media phenomenon has hit the online equestrian community — the #CupOfTeaChallenge. Started by dressage rider Charlie Hutton, plenty of other riders have decided to take him on in their own versions of the challenge, with some sticking to fancy flatwork, while others have put their brave pants on and incorporated some jumps. The challenge? Hold a mugful of tea in one hand, reins in the other, and try not to spill anything.
So let’s take a look at some of the #CupOfTeaChallengers — we doff our caps to you!
Charlie Hutton kicked things off
No saddle? No problem!
No stirrups and looking very good
No bridle in sight
This group of ladies have got it nailed
This is impressive
This one is pretty extreme but this chap is a professional stuntman (we also recommend wearing an up-to-standard riding helmet)
Why not throw a dinosaur in there for good measure?
OK so it’s not a cup of tea, but this pony looks buzzy, so we’ll let you have this one…
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Gemma is an experienced journalist, having been part of the H&H team since 2014, who is passionate about all equestrian sports, including racing and point-to-pointing. She has enjoyed riding out for top trainers Nicky Henderson and Charlie Appleby and took part in a charity Flat race at in August 2018. Gemma’s reporting talents have taken her to numerous five-star events around Britain and Europe, as well as European championships.