Louise Parkes

Louise Parkes is an equestrian journalist based in Ireland. She has covered international equestrian sport for the last 16 years on behalf of the FEI and is a familiar face at all major events. » Read Louise's profile

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French fight back for Nations Cup win in Spain

| 30 August 2015 9:14 am | 0 Comments
French fight back for Nations Cup win in Spain

Britain and Ireland share second place in Gijón.

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Riders grab last chance for Rio showjumping spot

| 26 August 2015 9:20 am | 0 Comments
Riders grab last chance for Rio showjumping spot

Japan, Aust qualify teams; Taipei’s Wong clinches individual Olympic slot.

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Simone Jäiser wins vaulting gold; German claims squad title

| 24 August 2015 8:54 am | 0 Comments
Simone Jäiser wins vaulting gold; German claims squad title

Swiss vaulter keeps early lead to top European Champs podium.

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Austrian duo continue Pas de Deux vaulting dominance

| 23 August 2015 9:30 am | 0 Comments
Austrian duo continue Pas de Deux vaulting dominance

Jasmin Lindner and Lukas Wacha retain European Champs title.

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France hits lead in European Jumping Championships

| 21 August 2015 10:15 am | 0 Comments
France hits lead in European Jumping Championships

Germany pushed back to third behind Dutch after second day at Aachen.

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Germany heads team jumping, French rider leads European Champs

| 20 August 2015 8:52 am | 0 Comments
Germany heads team jumping, French rider leads European Champs

Penelope Leprevost leads after first individual qualifier and team event.

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Double gold for Germany in junior European eventing champs

| 20 August 2015 8:01 am | 0 Comments
Double gold for Germany in junior European eventing champs

Double-gold and individual bronze for German Juniors at Bialy Bor.

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Young showjumpers share the spoils at European Champs

| 18 August 2015 1:29 pm | 0 Comments
Young showjumpers share the spoils at European Champs

FEI European Jumping Championships for Children, Juniors and Young Riders.

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European Dressage Champs Freestyle: What the riders said

| 17 August 2015 8:52 am | 0 Comments
European Dressage Champs Freestyle: What the riders said

Comment from the winning riders after the Kur at Aachen.

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Prance for gold a close call for Charlotte and Valegro

| 17 August 2015 8:52 am | 0 Comments
Prance for gold a close call for Charlotte and Valegro

More gold – just – for British pair at European Dressage Champs.

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What they said: Charlotte and Carl on Valegro and Aachen

| 16 August 2015 10:01 am | 0 Comments
What they said: Charlotte and Carl on Valegro and Aachen

Carl Hester and Charlotte Dujardin talk (mostly) about Valegro’s latest win.

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Gold again for Britain’s Charlotte and her Blueberry

| 16 August 2015 9:14 am | 0 Comments
Gold again for Britain’s Charlotte and her Blueberry

Favourite takes out Grand Prix Special in Aachen.

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Carl Hester on hitting the dirt, and the Totilas – Valegro showdown

| 13 August 2015 8:55 am | 0 Comments
Carl Hester on hitting the dirt, and the Totilas – Valegro showdown

British team stalwart says there are plenty of scores to settle at Aachen.

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Germany takes early lead in European Dressage champs

| 13 August 2015 8:45 am | 0 Comments
Germany takes early lead in European Dressage champs

First of two days of team competition puts home side in front at Aachen.

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Preview: European Jumping Championships in Aachen

| 12 August 2015 7:15 am | 0 Comments
Preview: European Jumping Championships in Aachen

Record entries with 29 nations competing, and 23 teams.

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Double gold for Austria at inaugural junior Vaulting champs

| 11 August 2015 5:20 pm | 0 Comments
Double gold for Austria at inaugural junior Vaulting champs

56 vaulters from 21 nations vie for honors in The Netherlands.

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Best of British at European Pony Champs

| 11 August 2015 2:50 pm | 0 Comments
Best of British at European Pony Champs

British riders win all the team medals, and also individual dressage gold.

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Bulgaria, Turkey net double gold at Balkans Dressage champs

| 8 August 2015 8:02 am | 0 Comments
Bulgaria, Turkey net double gold at Balkans Dressage champs

Champs at Turkey’s largest indoor equestrian centre at Kemer Golf and Country Club.

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Germany hot favourite for European Dressage Champs

| 6 August 2015 8:53 am | 0 Comments
Germany hot favourite for European Dressage Champs

Individual battle between Matthias and Totilas & Charlotte and Valegro.

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Belgians take out Hickstead’s Nations Cup Jumping leg

| 1 August 2015 8:47 am | 0 Comments
Belgians take out Hickstead’s Nations Cup Jumping leg

Belgians win through in three-round thriller; France prevails at Bratislavia.

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