Lynch and Reynolds in World Cup finals action today as 20-year-old Irish Sport Horse ‘Flexible’ competes for USA

  • 25 March 2016, 11:12

Show Jumper Denis Lynch and Dressage rider Judy Reynolds will fly the Irish flag at the Longines World Cup finals this weekend. The competitions get underway at Gothenburg in Sweden today.

The World Cup final is the pinnacle of the World indoor season during which Lynch and Reynolds have been in outstanding form to secure places in the sports most prestigious indoor competition.

It is the first time that an Irish Dressage rider has qualified for the finals.

Lynch will ride the big-jumping All Star 5, while Judy Reynolds will be aboard Vancouver K, the horse on which she recently secured Olympic qualification for Ireland.

Irish interest in the finals will also focus on the amazing 20-year-old Traditional Irish Sport Horse Flexible, who will compete at the finals for a record eighth time under American rider Rich Fellers. The combination won the World Cup final in 2012 and have captured the hearts of the equestrian public on both sides of the Atlantic.

Judy will compete in the first dressage competition at 11.15am today while the first Show Jumping competition starts at 5pm. The Dressage competition concludes on Sunday with the Show Jumping action finishing on Monday.

Fans can show their support for Judy, Denis and Flexible during the World Cup by using the hashtags #godenis, #gojudy and #goflexible on social media.

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