See pictures of Europe's best horse-ball competitors doing battle as the sport seeks official recognition from the FEI

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France proved unbeatable in the exciting Horse-Ball European Championships at the Normandy Horse Show (13-17 August, 2013).

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The home team claimed gold in all 3 categories: pro-elite, ladies and cadet (under 16s).

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Spain collected 2 silver (pro-elite/ladies) and 1 bronze medal (cadets), while Portugal won a silver (cadets) and a bronze (pro-elite). Belgium collected a single bronze in the ladies championship.

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The best rider in the pro elite category was France’s Michael Legal, while Spain’s Gerard Garcia was the top scorer with 16 goals.

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Photos by HorseBall M3