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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

Great Britain’s William Whitaker pictured with Longines representative Christiane Becherer after his victory with Fandango in the Longines FEI World Cup Western European League qualifier at Stuttgart, Germany.

William Whitaker speeds to Stuttgart World Cup success

25-year-old outclasses leading international field in 10-horse jumpoff in latest World Cup leg.

Fabienne Lutkemeier and D’Agostino headed a German whitewash at the third leg of the Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage 2014/2015 Western European League in Stuttgart on Sunday.

Germans take control at Stuttgart World Cup dressage

Fabienne Lutkemeier and D’Agostino lead German whitewash as home riders fill top four spots.

Ireland’s Bertram Allen rode Molly Malone to victory in his first-ever Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping qualifier in Verona, Italy.

World cup series success for Ireland’s wunderkind Bertram Allen

19-year-old in impressive win in first attempt at a Longines FEI World Cup Jumping qualifier.

Brazil's Henrique Pinheiro and Land Quenote Do Feroleto won both individual and team gold at the weekend's FEI South American Eventing Championships at Barretos in Brazil.

Mark Todd leads Brazil to South American eventing title

Brazilian team qualifies for Pan American Games, with eye on Rio 2016 Olympics.

Roger Yves Bost and Qoud‘Coeur de la Loge won the latest leg of the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping series in Lyon, France, on Sunday.

Bosty bests the rest at Lyon World Cup leg

Excitement as French rider wins feature class for first time at show’s 20th anniversary.

Two-time series champions Adelinde Cornelissen and Jerich Parzival won the second leg of the Reem Acra FEI World Cup series at Lyon, France.

Parzival prances to Lyon World Cup leg success

Dutch master Parzival reigns supreme for Cornelissen in Lyon

Swiss riders filled the top three placings at Sunday's World Cup jumping competition at Helsinki in Finland, led by Olympic champions Steve Guerdat and Nino des Buissonnets.

Swiss trifecta at Finland’s World Cup contest

Steve Guerdat heads Swiss trifecta at Helsinki.

Edward Gal and Glock’s Undercover won the opening leg of the Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage 2014/2015 Western European League at Odense in Denmark on Sunday.

Edward Gal goes Undercover for win in World Cup dressage opener

Dutch duo show form to be reckoned with as season opens in Denmark.

Michael Jung rode the hanoverian Star Connection to win the 6-Year-Old category at the FEI World Breeding Eventing Championships for Young Horses 2014 at Le Lion d’Angers in France at the weekend.

A new star emerges for Michael Jung at Le Lion

Star Connection best of 7yos at FEI World Breeding Eventing Championships for Young Horses.

Jur Vrieling, won the opening leg of the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping 2014/2015 Western European League series at Oslo in Norway.

Jur Vrieling enjoys purple patch on Zirocco Blue

Dutch victory roll continues as Vrieling wins opening Longines World Cup leg at Oslo.

The multiple world-record-breaking British partnership of Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro claimed the Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage 2014 title at Lyon, France last April. The 2014/2015 Western European League qualifying season begins this weekend at Odense in Denmark.

Dressage superstars start out on World Cup trail

Reem Acra’s dancing horses head for the bright lights of Las Vegas

Reigning champion Daniel Deusser, will be in action at the opening leg of the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping 2014/2015 Western European League series at Oslo in Norway on Sunday.

Vegas beckons as World Cup jumping gets under way in Oslo

All roads lead to Vegas as Longines series starts in Norway this weekend.

Winning Dutch team member Maikel van der Vleuten and VDL Groep Verdi.

Dutch on fire in Nations Cup final win

The Netherlands add to their recent World Champs title with victory in prestigious Furusiyya series.

Team USA won the Challenge Cup at the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Jumping Final, from left, Chef d'Equipe Robert Ridland with Margie Engle, Beezie Madden, Lauren Hough and McLain Ward.

US picks up Nations Cup jumping consolation prize

Strong-finishing Australian side just pipped at the post in Challenge Cup.

On the podium at the FEI World Jumping Challenge Final 2014 in Kyalami (RSA) left to right: silver medallist Maria Gabriela Brugal (DOM), Alexa Stais (RSA) who finished fourth, Rainer Korber (RSA) who took bronze and gold medallist Charley Crockart (ZIM).

Zimbabwe rider wins World Jumping Challenge Final

Competition brings together 18 riders from 11 far-flung nations.

Saudi Arabia's team silver medalist Prince Faisal Alshalan and Talan during their lap of honour in Incheon.

Arab nations claim jumping gold at Asian Games in Korea

Team gold to Qatar and individual honours to Saudi Arabia’s Abdullah Al Sharbatly.

Charlotte Hachmeister and Kassio 10, individual gold medalists at the FEI European Young Riders Eventing Championships.

Ireland claims gold at YR European Eventing champs

Germany’s Charlotte Hachmeister win individual gold medal.

Ireland's Allen jumps to historic World Breeding Champs double

Ireland’s Allen jumps to historic World Breeding Champs double

Dutch and German studbooks dominate at Lanaken.

Piergiorgio Bucci and Casallo Z.

Italy leaps back into showjumping’s major league

Home-turf win qualifies Italians for Nations Cup Final and into Europe Division 1.

Slovenia’s Luka Zaloznik and Eloise du Petit Vivier claimed individual gold and team silver in the Senior category at the FEI Balkan Jumping Championships 2014 at Zagreb in Croatia last weekend.

Croatia, Slovenia make impact at Balkan jumping champs

Turkey reclaims Senior Team title while Croatia, Greece and Slovenia win double gold.

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