EQUESTRIAN extraordinaire Andrew Hoy had already entered the upper reaches of Australia's Olympic pantheon before Monday night.
With three gold medals and a silver, the Culcairn native was already among an elite to have tasted repeated glory at the Games.
But in hot conditions in the south-western suburbs of Tokyo, Hoy added another stunning chapter to that success story.
The former was part of the equestrian teams event and the latter in the individual showjumping contest.
Hoy has now become the oldest Australian to win an Olympic medal.
It is a tremendous feat and it does not necessarily cap off what has been an epic stint as an Olympian.
Hoy says there is a "strong possibility" he will compete at the 2024 Games in Paris and with some levity did not rule out taking to the arena at the 2032 Brisbane Olympics.
He already holds the appearance record of most Olympics by an Australian, which is eight, after having first participated in 1984 as a 25 year-old.
I am so lucky to be able to get up every morning & do what I love most - spend time with & ride my horses. 🧡 Over all of those years, there has been a huge amount of people supporting me. Without them, this would never have been possible. My medals are their medals. 🙌 pic.twitter.com/OkwhQ46FXH— Andrew Hoy (@HoyEventing) August 3, 2021
Proud mother Dorothy Hoy, who watched on from Culcairn, told the ABC on Tuesday of a chat her husband Jim had with their son.
"I remember my husband saying, 'You're not going to do this until you're 60 are you?' and he didn't answer," Mrs Hoy said.
Sadly, this was the first Olympics at which Hoy had competed since the death of his father in 2019.
Jim Hoy told The Border Mail in 2014 of his son offering advice to cross country riders at the Albury-Wodonga Equestrian Centre to "follow your dreams".
Undoubtedly, Hoy has taken up that mantra to the max.
His incredible horsemanship shone out as he piloted Vassily de Lassos around the jumps after two days of tough competition for the mounts and riders.
Now all we need to see is another two entries on those Welcome to Culcairn signs which have long trumpeted the Olympic deeds of its most famous export.