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Sean McGoldrick


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Horsing around: Heike Holstein presents Sambuca during the first Horse Inspection for the Dressage. Credit: INPHO/Libby Law

Horsing around: Heike Holstein presents Sambuca during the first Horse Inspection for the Dressage. Credit: INPHO/Libby Law

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Horsing around: Heike Holstein presents Sambuca during the first Horse Inspection for the Dressage. Credit: INPHO/Libby Law

As we inched forward in another indeterminable queue in Terminal 3 of Tokyo’s Haneda Airport I thought of the Willie Nelson’s hit song ‘Nobody said it was going to be easy’.

It is too late for regrets now, though. We had a fair idea of what we were letting ourselves in for when we signed up for the gig. There is no point in complaining about hitting the wall in a marathon having volunteered to run in the race.


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