Sunday Links from SmartPak

Huge congratulations to the first-ever British winners of the CHIO Aachen CCIO4*-S — perfection personified, Yasmin Ingham and Banzai du Loir! After leading the pack after the completion of dressage, the champion pair graciously gave up the position for fellow teammates Tom McEwen and JL Dublin to take the lead after show jumping, before delivering a flawlessly clear cross country round to take the win! Excellent riding for Team Great Britain, who left with the bronze.

Just a mere 0.1 behind on Banzai’s tail rode fischerChipmunk FRH and the great Michael Jung, cementing Germany’s position to take home the Team Gold this weekend. Hometown heroes Tamie Smith and Mai Baum took a strong third place, bringing Team USA into a silver podium finish. Congratulations to all teams on yet another round of captivating rides at Aachen!

CHIO Aachen: [Website] [Entries] [Schedule] [Timing & Scoring] [Live Stream] [EN’s Coverage]

US Weekend Action:

Twin Rivers Summer H.T. (Paso Robles, CA): Website, Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scoring

Inavale Farm H.T. (Philomath, OR): Website, Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scoring

Summer Coconino H.T. I (Flagstaff, AZ): Website, Entry Status/Ride Times, Live Scoring

Chattahoochee Hills + Area III Championships (Fairburn, GA): Website

Links to Start Your Sunday:

Talk To Me About Turnout: Can we let horses be horses?

Mollie Summerland’s ‘heartbreaking’ but ‘realistic’ decision to sell Charly Van Ter Heiden: ‘I would love to see him go to Paris’

Throwback to Jonelle Price’s 1999 Aachen debut

A foundation of rhythm and balance is the focus

Learn more about amateur Aachen competitor and Dutta Corp. grant winner Dan Kreitl

Weekly Pick from SmartPak: SmartPak has captured that quintessential summer BBQ feeling with their new Melon Collection. Go all-out matchy-matchy with the Melon Horse Gear Matching Set, which includes polo wraps and either an all purpose saddle pad or a dressage pad. You can match your horse too, with the Limited Edition Melon Colorblock Sun Shirt. Get more summer style ideas here.

Morning Viewing: What’s your favorite part of Aachen? Join Jesse Drent to hear other spectators’ answers!

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