Judy Reynolds and Vancouver K set new Irish record with Austrian Grand Prix win
- 3 June 2016, 20:19
IRISH Dressage rider Judy Reynolds and Vancouver K produced yet another incredible performance on the international stage, to win the four-star Grand Prix at Achleiten in Austria today (Friday) and in the process set a new Irish record score.
Reynolds and the Joe and Kathleen Reynolds-owned 14-year-old Jazz gelding, Vancouver K, finished with a score of 75.24% which tops her previous Irish record of 74.32% set in Doha last March, after which they gained an individual dressage place for Ireland at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
“I was delighted to win my first international big tour Grand Prix and set a new Irish international record score,” commented Reynolds afterwards. “The test flowed and it felt like we had a lot of time. After his recent break JP (Vancouver K) settled today. There were a couple of little glitches but when you are scoring 9’s for the entry and rein back it helps build a big score.”