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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

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.

Dubbeldam jumps four clear rounds to WEG gold

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Valegro dances to gold for Charlotte Dujardin

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

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