Before eventer Oliver Townend heads off to Normandy for this year’s World Equestrian Games (WEG), we take a look back at his career in pictures — from competing at WEG in 2006 with Flint Curtis to clinching the Badminton title in 2009.

Oliver Townend in pictures

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Don’t miss this week’s Horse & Hound magazine (10 July 2014), where Pippa Roome catches up with Oliver ahead of WEG

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