Even though we’re now practically two weeks after the fact, I wanted to wrap up the blog coverage of the recent World Four-in-Hand Championship with the awards ceremony. It was quite a spectacle.

First, all the competitors paraded into the arena and lined up in two long rows (medal winners in the front, and everyone else behind them). Then there were two medal ceremonies: one for the individual winners (gold: Boyd Exell, silver: Chester Weber, and bronze: Ysbrand Chardon) and then a second for the medal-winning teams (gold: the Netherlands, silver: Germany, and bronze: the USA). Finally, there was a huge “carousel” of teams driving around the arena and out, followed by a couple of victory laps by the winners. Throughout the entire spectacle, the crowd applauded in unison, cheered, and waved flags.

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