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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

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.

Matthias Alexander Rath and Totilas led the German team to victory at the FEI Nations Cup Dressage leg on home ground in Aachen.
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He’s back! Totilas at his best at Aachen

Totilas bursts back onto international dressage scene with impressive victory.

Germany’s Anna-Christina Abbelen and Fuerst on Tour were triple-gold medallists at the FEI European Dressage Championships for Juniors and Young Riders 2014 at Arezzo, Italy.
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Triple gold for young German dressage star

Germans and Dutch divide the gold at European Dressage Championships in Arezzo

Team Germany on the podium following their victory in Falsterbo, Sweden, L-R: Andre Thieme, Katrin Eckermann, Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum, Patrick Stuehlmeyer and Chef d’Equipe Otto Becker. Left of podium - Anders Mellberg, President Swedish NF and Jan Olaf Wannius, President Falsterbo Horse Show. Right of podium - Mr Adil Alfwzan, Deputy Chargé d’Affaires Saudi Arabian Embassy in Sweden.
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Germany jumps to surprise Nations Cup leg win

Just one fence separated the top six teams at the halfway stage.

On the podium for the Junior Individual Championship at the FEI European Reining Championships for Juniors and Young Riders 2014 at Givrins, Switzerland, L-R: Eric Ranieri Volpe ITA (silver), Enrico Sciulli ITA (gold) and Gina Maria GER (bronze).
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Italian riders sweep gold medals at reining champs

All gold for Italy at Junior and Young Rider Reining Championships in Givrins.

History was made with a first-ever Nations Cup win for the Czech Republic in Budapest on Friday. A double-clear performance from Zuzanna Zelinkova and Caleri ll cemented that victory.
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Czech team posts first Nations Cup victory

The Czech Republic has posted its first ever win in a Nations Cup jumping competition, pipping Norway for pole position in Budapest in Hungary on Friday.

Greek riders scooped all three medals in the Senior Individual category at the FEI Balkan Dressage Championships. Pictured on the podium (L-R) is Katerina Los (silver), Eleni Myrat (gold) and Angela Sklavounos (bronze). In the foreground (L-R) is Serbian Equestrian Federation president Dejan Dragojevic; FEI President Princess Haya; Novi Sad mayor Milos Vucevic, and Vanja Udovic, Minister for Youth and Sport of the Republic of Serbia.
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Major medal haul for Greek riders at Balkan dressage champs

Greek riders returned to their familiar position of dominance at the FEI Balkan Dressage Championships in Novi Sad in Serbia last weekend.

Charlotte Haid Bondergaard.
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Sweden moves up Nations Cup dressage rankings

A clear-cut victory in Kristiansand, Norway, on Thursday has rocketed Sweden to within two points of The Netherlands at the top of the FEI Nations Cup Dressage 2014 pilot series leaderboard.

Penelope Leprevost and Flora de Mariposa sealed victory for France today in a two-way jump-off against the clock at the latest Cup Jumping leg in Rotterdam, on Friday.
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France tops Dutch side at home Nations Cup leg

French pip the Dutch for Furusiyya honours in three-round thriller at Rotterdam.

Adelinde Cornelissen and Jerich Parzival from the winning Dutch team at the FEI Nations Cup Dressage round at Rotterdam.
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Parzival leads Dutch team to home Nations Cup round win

Dutch dominate at Rotterdam as Cornelissen and Parzival show sparkling form.

Derin Demirsoy and Harry K produced a pivotal second-round clear to put the Turkish team on the road to victory at the fourth leg of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Jumping Europe Division 2 League in Sopot, Poland.
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Turkey serves notice of WEG 2014 intentions

Turkey secures impressive victory at Nations Cup jumping debut in Sopot.

Marie Demonte and Rhune d’Euskadl produced a second-round clear to help France to victory at the Nations Cup qualifier in Portugal on Friday night.
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Young French side capture Lisbon Nations Cup leg

Fighting French secure Europe Division 2 Furusiyya victory in Lisbon.

Spencer Roe and Wonder Why for the winning British Team at St Gallen.
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Brits pip Spain to take Swiss Nations Cup jumping leg

In one of the most exciting battles of the season so far, a determined British team pipped Spain by a single point to win the latest Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Jumping leg at St Gallen in Switzerland on Friday.

Belgian team member Niels Bruynseels and Pommeau du Heup.
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Belgians score first win in Nations Cup at Rome

A Belgian team consisting of a veteran and three super-talented young riders won the latest Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Jumping qualifier.

Martin Dimitrov and Whanyano won individual gold for the host nation at the FEI Balkan Eventing Championship 2014 at Shumen in Bulgaria last weekend.
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Bulgarian winner at Balkan eventing champs

Weather challenges riders over the weekend, but 17-year-old Martin Dimitrov captures title.

The French team won the La Baule leg of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Jumping series. Pictured on the podium (L-R): Kevin Staut, Aymeric de Ponnat, Chef d’Equipe Philippe Guerdat, Penelope Leprevost and Jerome Hurel being presented with a silver tray by Dr Ali al Qarny, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Charges d’Affaires to France.
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France buoyed by Nations Cup leg win at home

There were big celebrations when the defending series champions from France clinched victory in the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Jumping 2014 competition on home ground at La Baule on Friday.

The winning British team, from left, Tim Page, Holly Gillott, Chef d'Equipe Di Lampard, Harriet Nuttall and Jessie Drea.
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Young British team wins Denmark Nations Cup leg

A bright young British team came out on top at the second leg of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Jumping Europe Division 2 league staged in Odense, Denmark, on Friday.

Canada jumps to second Nations Cup leg win
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Canada jumps to second Nations Cup leg win

Canadians make it two-in-a-row in tight tussle with USA at Furusiyya leg in Coapexpan.

Anna-Julia Kontio and Fardon produced the only double-clear performance of the competition to help Finland to victory in the opening leg of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Jumping Europe Division 2 series at Linz in Austria on Friday.
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Finland wins Austria Nations Cup leg

Finland snatched the honours at the opening leg of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Jumping Europe Division 2 series at Linz in Austria on Friday.

Romain Duguet and Quorida de Treho produced one of three double-clear performances that clinched the Belgian Nations Cup lef for the Swiss side.
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Swiss score in Belgian Nations Cup leg

Defending champs France pipped for honours in Belgian leg of Furusiyya FEI series.

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