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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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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USA’s McLain Ward claims PanAm Games jumping gold

| 26 July 2015 1:54 pm | 0 Comments
USA’s McLain Ward claims PanAm Games jumping gold

Andres Rodriguez (VEN) wins silver; Lauren Hough (USA) bronze.

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Kentucky hosts North America’s leading young equestrians

| 22 July 2015 7:53 am | 0 Comments
Kentucky hosts North America’s leading young equestrians

222 equestrians in six-day long Juniors and Young Riders Champs in Kentucky.

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Denmark makes mark in Hickstead Nations Cup closer

| 20 July 2015 9:29 am | 0 Comments
Denmark makes mark in Hickstead Nations Cup closer

Germany the overall series winners after sixth and final competition.

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Denmark sizzling in latest Nations Cup jumping round

| 18 July 2015 9:24 am | 0 Comments
Denmark sizzling in latest Nations Cup jumping round

The heat was on for the latest Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup event, in Budapest, Hungary.

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Eventers line up for Pan American Games competition

| 17 July 2015 9:29 am | 0 Comments
Eventers line up for Pan American Games competition

Showjumpers arrive over the weekend, with eventing dressage starting Friday.

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Sweden savours home victory in Nations Cup dressage

| 13 July 2015 9:01 am | 0 Comments
Sweden savours home victory in Nations Cup dressage

Home side impressive in Falsterbo victory over Dutch and German teams.

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Dutch all clear in latest Nations Cup leg in Sweden

| 11 July 2015 7:39 am | 0 Comments
Dutch all clear in latest Nations Cup leg in Sweden

Only three of the team’s four riders needed to win at Falsterbo.

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Germans in convincing Nations Cup dressage leg win

| 10 July 2015 9:29 am | 0 Comments
Germans in convincing Nations Cup dressage leg win

Hagen a happy hunting home ground for experienced team.

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Dressage first up for Canada’s Pan American Games

| 7 July 2015 9:14 am | 0 Comments
Dressage first up for Canada’s Pan American Games

Dressage hosts 44 combinations from 16 nations at Toronto Games.

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Iranian rider takes out FEI World Jumping Challenge

| 7 July 2015 8:55 am | 0 Comments
Iranian rider takes out FEI World Jumping Challenge

Davood Pourrezal pips South Africa’s Simon Hendry in three-round Final thriller.

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Germany dominates European Young Rider Dressage Champs

| 6 July 2015 8:12 am | 0 Comments
Germany dominates European Young Rider Dressage Champs

Four gold medals to Germany from eight titles at champs for Young Riders, Juniors and Children.

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Germany, Italy dominate European Reining champs for youngsters

| 5 July 2015 8:16 am | 0 Comments
Germany, Italy dominate European Reining champs for youngsters

German Juniors and Italian Young Riders shine at FEI European Reining Championships.

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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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