This Celle CIAT recap may take even longer than I’d planned. Both A.J. and I got a little carried away with photographing two of the beautiful tandems competing in the event.

But how can you blame us, really? Both drivers had gorgeous Spanish horses hitched to lovely American-made Going to Cover Carts. And there were even dogs!

Out of four competitors in the tandem division, the first one shown here (the one we took *so many* photos of) finished the competition in first place overall in the division, and the other (shown second here) won the presentation phase among the tandem drivers.

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First, we have Urbain van de Voorde, from Belgium, driving a Going to Cover Cart built c. 1900. We even had the good fortune to meet these two lovely dogs on Friday evening.

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except for an “extra” fifth hoof, this looks like a single, but it is actually a tandem

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you probably can’t read this axle cap, but it says, “Flandrau & Co., N.Y., Broome St.”

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Next up was Danielle van der Wiel, representing her native Great Britain and driving a Brewster Going to Cover Cart, built c. 1890.

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