Judy Reynolds makes history again with podium finish in German World Cup

  • 16 February 2019, 11:54

Irish Dressage star Judy Reynolds and the Joe and Kathleen Reynolds-owned gelding Vancouver K have produced another outstanding performance on the world stage, when taking third place in today’s (Saturday) FEI World Cup Grand Prix at Neumünster in Germany. The result marks the first time in history that an Irish rider has finished on the podium in an FEI World Cup in Europe, which is considered to be the most competitive league in the world.

Judy Reynolds and Vancouver K (Photo: Katharina Lachs Photography)

Kildare-born Reynolds set a score of 75.109% to take the lead with six competitors remaining. Reynolds would go on to finish ahead of some of the world’s top combinations, including Germany pair Dorothee Schneider and Benjamin Werndl, along with Dutch rider Adelinde Cornelissen.

Victory went to World No.1 pairing of Isabell Werth (GER) and Weihegold OLD with a score of 82.565%, while another German rider, Helen Langehanenberg, finished second with Damsey FRH on 76.413%.

The result comes on the back of a number of recent impressive results for Reynolds and Vancouver K, including at Amsterdam in The Netherlands where they set a new Irish record score of 80.290% in the FEI World Cup Freestyle To Music Grand Prix.

Judy Reynolds will line out again tomorrow Sunday in Neumünster’s FEI World Cup Freestyle To Music Grand Prix.

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