If you’re feeling out of the loop on the equestrian sport front this week, take a look at our picture desk’s pick of photos across the disciplines to get you up to speed on what’s been going on

After the recent death of two eventers, some experts believe the sport needs to invest more in safety fence technology

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Aachen review: what do the results mean for Britain ahead of WEG? [H&H VIP]

As Germany dominates in all three disciplines at Aachen, could this signal disappointment for Britain at next month’s World Equestrian Games?

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Irish Olympic rider Tommy Brennan dies

The Irish eventing legend has passed away at the age of 74

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Germany wins the Eventing Nations Cup in Aachen: Great Britain second

Germany enjoyed a confident Nations Cup win in Aachen with Izzy Taylor finishing best of the British in fourth

German eventing is looking strong on home ground with three riders in the top six after dressage and showjumping

It’s been another busy week for the Horse & Hound photographers, flitting between showjumping and showing at the Great Yorkshire Show, racing at Ascot, eventing at Great Witchingham and dressage at Hartpury

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New BE championships give amateur riders “something to aim for”

A new restricted novice championships will be held as part of the Festival of British Eventing from 2015

Vicky Brake and Looks Like Fun at Tweseldown's March fixture in 2012

Tweseldown’s organiser to step down

Tweseldown Horse Trials will have a new organiser from 2015

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Week in pictures: 11 July 2014

Horse & Hound’s photographers were on hand to catch the thrills and spills of equestrianism across the disciplines this week — from lost bridles in Paris to torrential rain at South View EC