They say you should stop and smell the roses (or palm trees, if you’re at WEF), so as the official halfway mark of the Winter Equestrian Festival has come and gone, we’re taking a moment to appreciate the magic that happens when riders from across the globe convene each year in sunny Florida.

Join us in savoring these candid moments from WEF 2018 so far, and get inspired to push through the weeks ahead.

Photos by Meghan Bacso for NF/style.