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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

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.
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Croatia, Slovenia make impact at Balkan jumping champs

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

Dubbeldam jumps four clear rounds to WEG gold
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Dubbeldam jumps four clear rounds to WEG gold

French hopes dashed with Patrice Delaveau’s time faults, while USA’s Beezie Madden claims bronze.

Final four found for WEG jumping showdown
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Final four found for WEG jumping showdown

Riders from France, Sweden, USA, and The Netherlands to vie for World Championship title.

Germany’s Erik Oese produced a surprise win with a brilliant performance in the Vaulting technical test at the Zenith Arena in Caen.
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Vaulters show their technical moves as WEG contest heats up

A flawless technical performance confirmed Britain’s Joanne Eccles as favourite for individual gold.

Individual leader Patrice Delaveau (France) and Orient Express.
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WEG jumping: Dutch take lead as favoured teams crash out

Shock departures by Britain, Belgium, Switzerland and Denmark in team contest.

Olympic champions Steve Guerdat and Nino des Buissonnets were in fine form during Monday's training session at Stade d’Ornano in Caen, France.
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Jumpers to lead off second week of WEG

Another six days of equestrian sport gets under way on Tuesday.

Shawn Flarida rode Spooks Gotta Whiz to win individual Reining gold.
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Clean sweep by USA in WEG individual reining final

Fifth gold medal for USA’s biggest reining earner, Shawn Flarida.

Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro on their way to Grand Prix Special Gold.
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Valegro dances to gold for Charlotte Dujardin

The horse with a heart of gold wins Grand Prix Special for Britain’s Dujardin.

On the winner’s podium at the FEI European Jumping Championships for Veterans 2014 at Hoogboom-Kapellen in Belgium, L-R: Germany (silver), Belgium (gold) and Great Britain (bronze).
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Belgian riders dominate European veteran jumping champs

Host nation Belgium swept the gold medals at the FEI European Jumping Championships for Veterans, winning both Team and Individual gold at Hoogboom-Kapellen.

World vaulting champion Nicolas Andreani (FRA) wowed the FEI World Cup™ Vaulting judges in Salzburg (AUT) with his impressive Einstein performance on Le Grand Chevalier, lunged by Eva Maria Kreiner - now he will be defending his title with a vengeance at the series Final at the Jumping International de Bordeaux (FRA) 7-8 February 2014.
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WEG vaulting: Will French flair be to the fore?

Britain’s Eccles goes for double-gold, but French stars could be the show-stealers.

Dressage kicks off two weeks of thrilling horse sport at Normandy.
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WEG: what’s ahead in week one

Dressage, reining, para-dressage and endurance start off the World Equestrian Games.

WEG: Can Britain bag showjumping's triple crown?
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WEG: Can Britain bag showjumping’s triple crown?

Olympic and European jumping champions will have to fight hard for World Championship gold.

Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro, Olympic and European champions, will be aiming for world honours to complete the hat-trick at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy next week.
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WEG dressage: Will it be a Valegro v Totilas showdown?

A fascinating contest promises when the dressage competition starts on Monday.

Haras du Pin, venue for the dressage and cross-country phases of eventing during the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.
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Two weeks to WEG D-Day in Normandy

Opening ceremony on Saturday, August 23, with competition starting the following Monday.

Joerg Oppermann and Che Guevara jumped double-clear to help Germany to victory in the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Jumping 2014 Europe Division 2 series in Bratislava.
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Germany redeemed in Slovakia Nations Cup leg

Germany tops penultimate Europe Division 2 qualifier in Bratislava: host nation claims maximum points.

Jessica Springsteen and Vindicat W for the USA.
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US scores Nations Cup hat-trick at Dublin Horse Show

Team USA continue momentum with fabulous win in Dublin thriller: Ukraine relegated for 2015 season.

Germany's Lea Luise Nehls and Dsp De Long.
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Four golds to France at European Pony Champs

Clean sweep for Germany in dressage; France wins eventing and jumping.

Ashlee Bond and Chela LS helped Team USA secure a sensational back-to-back Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Jumping 2014 victory in Gijon, Spain, on Saturday.
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USA posts second Nations Cup jumping win

Americans post second win in two days, with Spain following Hickstead.

Denmark won the sixth and final leg of the FEI Nations Cup Dressage 2014 pilot series at Hickstead on Saturday. L-R: Ulrik Moelgaard, Rikke Svane and Anders Dahl.
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Danes win Nations Cup dressage at Hickstead; Dutch take title

Dutch confirmed as series winners; Danes win exciting last leg.

On the podium for the Young Riders Team Championship at the FEI European Jumping Championships for Children, Juniors and Young Riders 2014 at Arezzo, Italy, from left, the silver medallists from Norway, the gold medallists from Germany and the bronze medallists from Italy.
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Rain fails to dampen European YR jumping champs

Medals were hard-earned at the FEI European Jumping Championships for Children, Juniors and Young Riders 2014 at Arezzo Equestrian Centre in Italy where it wasn’t just the fences that tested competitors.

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