By Gary Anderson

April 28 - Beijing 2008 champion Lauren Barwick took two tiles at a Para-equestrian event in Belgium this weekend ©Getty Images Canada's Lauren Barwick continued preparations for this year's World Championships with a couple of fine performances on board Off to Paris at a three-star Para-equestrian dressage event in Moorsele, Belgium, this weekend which saw riders from ten nations taking part.

Barwick, who won gold in the freestyle Grade II discipline at the Beijing 2008 Paralympics, took the win in the same event here with a score of 73.086 while she also added the individual title registering 79.150.

Speaking after her wins, Barwick who also has a silver medal from Beijing and has competed at three Paralympic Games said: "Today our better was our best.

"The saying 'less is more' was exactly what we did, and it paid off.

"I've had good scores before, but never across the board from five international judges."

Barwick's win completed a good weekend for Canada as they also took the team competition title in Moorsele followed by France and Germany while perennial powerhouses Britain came in fourth.

Hosts Belgium were also celebrating as they recorded wins in the Grade 1b individual test through Jose Lorquet and his mount Fly Over while Michele George partnered Rainman to victory in the freestyle competition.

George also finished runner-up in the Grade IV individual discipline.

Singapore's Laurentia Tan won the Grade 1a individual test competition in Moorsele ©Getty Images Singapore's Laurentia Tan won the Grade Ia individual test competition in Moorsele ©Getty Images

Double Paralympic bronze medallist Laurentia Tan of Singapore, announced her return to winning ways taking first place in the Grade Ia test scoring 75.261, ahead of Germany's Elke Phillip on Regaliz with 74.261, while Italy's European bronze medallist Sara Morganti came third, riding Royal Delight.

Morganti and Royal Delight were also the top duo in the Grade Ia freestyle discipline while the Grade II and Grade III freestyle titles went to Nicole Den Dalk of the Netherlands on Fifty Fifty and Britain's Heather Bennett on board Zavailantika.

All riders will be gearing up for the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) World Equestrian Games due to take place in Normandy, France from August 23 to September 7.

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