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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Whitaker whitewash as Brits banish Dutch

| May 23, 2015 | 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

| May 16, 2015 | 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

| May 16, 2015 | 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

| May 10, 2015 | 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

| May 3, 2015 | 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

| April 25, 2015 | 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

| April 20, 2015 | 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

| April 18, 2015 | 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

| April 18, 2015 | 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

| April 16, 2015 | 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

| April 12, 2015 | 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

| April 9, 2015 | 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

| April 8, 2015 | 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

| March 28, 2015 | 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

| March 27, 2015 | 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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Edward Gal seals World Cup dressage final berth

| March 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
Edward Gal seals World Cup dressage final berth

Top nine riders book Las Vegas trip for next month’s final.

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Germany stamps mark on Nations Cup Dressage opener

| March 8, 2015 | 0 Comments
Germany stamps mark on Nations Cup Dressage opener

Five nations line up in the first round of the six-leg series.

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Mixing it up: new formats for Nations Cup Dressage

| March 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
Mixing it up: new formats for Nations Cup Dressage

Best three team scores to count at CDIO3* Vidauban in France.

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World Cup jumping finalists await Vegas call-up

| March 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
World Cup jumping finalists await Vegas call-up

Competition stiff in World Cup qualifiers for riders from four continents.

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Riders rolling up for Vegas World Cup final

| March 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
Riders rolling up for Vegas World Cup final

Winners from 15 worldwide leagues eligible for finals berth.

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