Irish Dressage star Judy Reynolds and Vancouver K win Austrian Grand Prix
- 30 June 2017, 20:22
Kildare’s Judy Reynolds had the perfect preparation for this years European Championships, when scoring a commanding victory in today’s (Friday) four-star Grand Prix at Fritzens-Schindlhof in Austria. Riding the Joe and Kathleen Reynolds-owned 15-year-old gelding Vancouver K, Judy scored 75.58% to take the winners prize, more than three percentage points ahead of German runner-up Dorothee Schneider with Fohlenhofs Rock’n Rose (72.340%).
Reynolds (pictured left), came tantalisingly close to breaking her own Irish international Grand Prix record score of 75.66% achieved when winning the Grand Prix at the CDI-W show in Devon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA in October 2016.
Speaking afterwards, Judy Reynolds said:
“This was our first international outing since finishing fourth in the FEI World Cup Final in Omaha on April 1st. I was expecting JP [Vancouver K] to be a little bit rusty but he was amazing in training yesterday. He was fantastic today, easy to ride and I could set him and he was there for me. We will compete in the Grand Prix Special on Sunday. This is part of our preparation for the European championships in Gothenburg in August as we haven’t competed in a Grand Prix Special since the Olympic Games in Rio.”