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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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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Steve Guerdat may leave Nino at home for World Cup final

| March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
Steve Guerdat may leave Nino at home for World Cup final

Second World Cup leg win for Swiss rider on new horse.

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Jessica makes it a double in Sweden’s World Cup leg

| March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
Jessica makes it a double in Sweden’s World Cup leg

German combination also won at Gothenburg last year.

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Qatar jumps to Nations Cup final – and the Olympics

| February 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
Qatar jumps to Nations Cup final – and the Olympics

Saudi Arabia also makes final, with Qatar grabbing 2016 Olympic spot.

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Ireland’s Allen scores second World Cup series win

| February 9, 2015 | 0 Comments
Ireland’s Allen scores second World Cup series win

Irish 19-year-old wins second World Cup qualifier to easily top Western European League.

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Home nation dominates Children’s International Final

| February 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
Home nation dominates Children’s International Final

32 young showjumpers from around the world converge on Mexico for FEI Classics Final.

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Another notch in the bridle for Charlotte and Valegro

| February 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Another notch in the bridle for Charlotte and Valegro

Reigning champ beats jet lag to put up another winning World Cup series performance.

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