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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Dynamic Dutch deliver in latest Nations Cup dressage leg

| 22 June 2015 12:02 pm | 0 Comments
Dynamic Dutch deliver in latest Nations Cup dressage leg

Defending series champions made it a back-to-back double on home ground.

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Brits nab third Nations Cup series win on the trot

| 20 June 2015 9:15 am | 0 Comments
Brits nab third Nations Cup series win on the trot

Germans dominate in early stages, but Britain comes back for convincing win.

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Germany prevails in Nations Cup showdown with France

| 6 June 2015 8:50 am | 0 Comments
Germany prevails in Nations Cup showdown with France

France pipped at the post by German side at Sopot, Poland.

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Belgians claim historic Nations Cup leg on Swiss turf

| 6 June 2015 8:35 am | 0 Comments
Belgians claim historic Nations Cup leg on Swiss turf

Long time between drinks: Belgium’s previous success was in Geneva in 1934.

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Spain banishes home side into second in Lisbon Nations Cup jumping

| 30 May 2015 8:51 am | 0 Comments
Spain banishes home side into second in Lisbon Nations Cup jumping

Result promotes Portugal to third place in the Europe Division 2 standings.

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Whitaker whitewash as Brits banish Dutch

| 23 May 2015 8:15 am | 0 Comments
Whitaker whitewash as Brits banish Dutch

Back-to-back victory for Britain in Nations Cup series in Rome.

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Belgians beat Brits in close Odense Nations Cup

| 16 May 2015 6:40 am | 0 Comments
Belgians beat Brits in close Odense Nations Cup

British team pipped at the post by determined Belgian team.

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Brits leap to dramatic Nations Cup win in La Baule

| 16 May 2015 6:29 am | 0 Comments
Brits leap to dramatic Nations Cup win in La Baule

Michael Whitaker seals result with some “John Wayne-style” riding.

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Czech team cruises to victory in Austria’s Nations Cup leg

| 10 May 2015 7:30 am | 0 Comments
Czech team cruises to victory in Austria’s Nations Cup leg

Team from the Czech Republic relegates Ukraine and Germany to minor placings.

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Italy claims opening Nations Cup jumping leg

| 3 May 2015 7:17 am | 0 Comments
Italy claims opening Nations Cup jumping leg

Classy win over Belgium and Britain by side which was only recently promoted from Division 2.

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Young US rider impresses in Mexico Nations Cup win

| 25 April 2015 8:00 am | 0 Comments
Young US rider impresses in Mexico Nations Cup win

US team wins Coapexpan leg of Furusiyya Nations Cup series in Mexico.

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World Cup jumping final: 10th time lucky for Steve Guerdat

| 20 April 2015 3:31 pm | 0 Comments
World Cup jumping final: 10th time lucky for Steve Guerdat

So often in the running, Swiss rider finally tops the podium.

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Valegro leaves big hoofprints to follow

| 18 April 2015 10:19 am | 0 Comments
Valegro leaves big hoofprints to follow

All 18 starters through to freestyle to decide World Cup Dressage champions.

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Another class opening act for Ireland’s Bertram Allen

| 18 April 2015 9:56 am | 0 Comments
Another class opening act for Ireland’s Bertram Allen

Youngster thrills Vegas crowd with another class opening act.

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All you need to know: World Cup jumping and dressage finals

| 16 April 2015 11:28 am | 0 Comments
All you need to know: World Cup jumping and dressage finals

The gen on horse sport’s biggest event this weekend.

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Equines in flight: airs above the ground as horses head to Vegas

| 12 April 2015 9:21 am | 0 Comments
Equines in flight: airs above the ground as horses head to Vegas

40 horses take flight from Europe for FEI World Cup finals in Las Vegas.

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Valegro hits Vegas as hot favourite

| 9 April 2015 8:43 am | 0 Comments
Valegro hits Vegas as hot favourite

Fans hope super horse will get his Vegas showing at World Cup dressage final.

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Final spit and polish for World Cup jumpers in Vegas

| 8 April 2015 8:47 am | 0 Comments
Final spit and polish for World Cup jumpers in Vegas

One week to go til the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping final starts.

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US claims Nations Cup dressage spoils in Florida

| 28 March 2015 8:42 am | 0 Comments
US claims Nations Cup dressage spoils in Florida

Team USA 1 tops the podium, with Canada second and third.

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Contenders for World Cup jumping final prepare for Vegas

| 27 March 2015 7:48 am | 0 Comments
Contenders for World Cup jumping final prepare for Vegas

Central European and North American leagues wrap up, with definite entries due April 6.

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