Sunday Links from EcoVet

With the dizzying hype from the last two weeks of 5*s finally calming down, I don’t think we’re talking enough about how utterly impressive Caroline Pamukcu is and how casually she’s tearing through the leaderboards. Not only is this woman’s FEI record disgustingly clean, she’s had her eye on the top of the sport and she is seemingly ready to stop at nothing until she reaches it (see the first linked article below). This week, Caroline & Co. have jetted off to Europe as members of the USEF European Development Tour, where they will compete at several Nations Cup events across the UK along with team members Alyssa Phillips, Emily Hamel, Cassie Sanger, Molly Duda, and Jenny Caras.

Amidst the beautiful chaos of Badminton last weekend, Caroline and HSH Blake — her Olympic hopeful who hasn’t seen an international finish outside the top 5 since 2022 — swept into Tryon’s 4*-L, facing a handful of our nation’s best and brightest, and soared right out with a win on their dressage score. Thanks to EquiReel, you can watch every fence of Caroline and Blake’s winning cross country round here on Caroline’s Instagram.

Best of luck to each of our athletes gearing up for an incredible summer. Enjoy a fun highlight of their quarantine facilities here via Alyssa Phillips!

U.S. Weekend Action

Bouckaert Equestrian H.T. (Fairburn, GA) [Website] [Entries] [Ride Times]

Fair Hill International Recognized H.T. (Elkton, MD) [Website] [Entries] [Ride Times] [Volunteer] [Scoring]

Hitching Post Farm H.T. (South Royalton, VT) [Website] [Entries] [Ride Times] [Volunteer] [Scoring]

Hunt Club Farms H.T. (Berryville, VA) [Website] [Entries] [Ride Times] [Volunteer] [Scoring]

Otter Creek Spring H.T. (Wheeler, WI) [Website] [Entries] [Ride Times] [Volunteer] [Scoring]

Spokane Sport Horse Spring H.T. (Spokane, WA) [Website] [Entries][Ride Times] [Volunteer] [Scoring]

Spring Gulch H.T. (Highlands Ranch, CO) [Website] [Entries] [Ride Times] [Volunteer] [Scoring]

The Vista Spring YEH/NEH Qualifier (Aiken, SC) [Website] [Entries] [Ride Times] [Scoring]

European International Events

LONGINES Whitsun Tournament Wiesbaden (Germany) [Website] [Times] [Scoring] [Live Stream]

Links to Start Your Sunday:

Ringside Chat: With Robust Mentorship Behind Her, Pamukcu Aims For Paris

Mark Phillips: ‘Badminton is still the one to win’

Will Isabel Werth add to her record-breaking number of equestrian Olympic medals?

Research opens doors: Equine research on display at 13th Alltech-Hartpury Student Conference

And, if you fancy a cry today: When Horses Have To Leave

Sponsor Corner: Ecovet is 5* tested and approved! 5* eventer Caitlin Silliman uses Ecovet on her horses. She’s clearly flying high this summer 🚀 with 6 year old Nia!

Morning Viewing: I hope you didn’t miss our EN Kentucky rider roundup reels, because Bruce Davidson saying “I’m an ice cream connoisseur” is going to be set as my new ringtone. Catch up below, because this is vital, hard-hitting investigative journalism at its finest.

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