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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.
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Edward Gal goes Undercover for win in World Cup dressage opener

Dutch duo show form to be reckoned with as season opens in Denmark.

Trakehner Champion Stallion 2014 Sir Sansibar.
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Sir Sansibar tops best trakehner stallions of the year

Champion Stallion at Neumuenster described as “perfectly straight and talented”.

Horse training: leave your ego at the arena gate
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Horse training: leave your ego at the arena gate

When working with a horse, forget about pecking orders, submission or winning and losing.

Jur Vrieling, won the opening leg of the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping 2014/2015 Western European League series at Oslo in Norway.
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Jur Vrieling enjoys purple patch on Zirocco Blue

Dutch victory roll continues as Vrieling wins opening Longines World Cup leg at Oslo.

Invitation Only takes leading sire title from Zippo Pine Bar
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Invitation Only takes leading sire title from Zippo Pine Bar

Stallion moves from second spot to No. 1 all-time leading sire of AQHA points.

The mummified remains of the high-status woman found on the Ukok Plateau. Photo: Kobsev/Wikipedia
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Did a horse fall 2500 years ago play a part in woman’s death?

Fascinating account of last months of high-status woman who died on Siberian plateau.

Space-age racehorse training is coming to Britain.
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Futuristic horse exercise machine to be installed in England

System is brainchild of Turkish industrialist.

A damaged helmet.
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Helmet hair or vege-brain – your choice!

20% of accidents resulting in head injuries happen while the person is on the ground.

Viva's Salieri W and Tom Dvorak
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Passing of leading Canadian dressage horse Viva’s Salieri W

Hanoverian stallion was in Canada’s silver medal winning team at the 2011 Pan American Games.

Kansas State University to drop women's equestrian sport in favor of soccer
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Kansas State University to drop women’s equestrian sport in favor of soccer

“The sport simply hasn’t grown as was hoped.”

Myths and legends from the round yard
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Myths and legends from the round yard

Round pen myths abound, but a horse being chased in one has only two options.

Pictured at the test day for Emerald International Equestrian Centre in Co Kildare, from left, Pippa McDonald-Clinch (show director), Michael Buckley (project manager at Emerald), Caroline Teltsch (event manager), show jumper Tholm Keane on Delano W, James Buckley (managing director), Noel Buckley (director) and Noel Boyle (event director).
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Riders praise Ireland’s refurbished Emerald Equestrian centre

Centre boasts Ireland’s largest indoor jumping arena.

A chariot linch pin from three angles, showing the intricate decoration at the ends. Photo: University of Leicester
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Stunning discovery of ancient chariot parts, equestrian tools

2200-year-old find includes a curry comb and two curved blades for hoof care.

Tommy Waara, pictured on his Kaimanawa, is one of the trainers taking part in the Kaimanawa Stallion Challenge.
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Wild horse showdown to prove Kaimanawas are ‘more than bush ponies’

Former wild stallions to show their skills and trainability at Equidays.

Brits take feature titles at Weston Park horse trials
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Brits take feature titles at Weston Park horse trials

Riders praise venue and organisation as eventing season draws to a close.

Thomas Carlile (FRA) and Sirocco du Gers took the individual honours at the final leg of the FEI Nations Cup Eventing at CCIO3* Boekelo (NED).
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Kiwis win eventing Nations Cup at Boekelo

New Zealand team finishes on top in The Netherlands, with Germany taking overall final honours.

A horse sculpture stands guard amidst bright landscaping in front of the property in Draft Horse Lane. Photos: Destiny International Properties
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Slice of Florida equestrian luxury for sale

Two-acre property in Wellington on market for just under $US2 million.

Adventure De Kannan and Trevor Breen jump to the win in the Queen Elizabeth II Cup at Hickstead.
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Irish jumpers make mark at Horse of the Year show

Trevor Breen and Billy Twomey lead Irish charge at Birmingham HOYS.

Derek Liebenberg has died at the age of 54. The South African was affectionately known as Zulu.
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Top endurance official loses fight with cancer

Derek Liebenberg, a 4-star FEI official, dies at 54.

An MRI image of a horse's skull showing a brain tumor (cholesteatoma). Photo: Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine
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Modern imaging techniques offer valuable equine insights

CT, MRI, and nuclear scintigraphy: When are they right for your horse?

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