Judy Reynolds fifth in Odense World Cup Grand Prix Freestyle
Team GAIN dressage rider Judy Reynolds scored 74.425% with Joe & Kathleen Reynolds’s 13-year-old Jazz gelding Vancouver K, to place fifth in the Grand Prix Kür (Freestyle to Music) at the FEI World Cup show in Odense, on Sunday.
This fantastic performance was a best ever by Judy in a World Cup qualifier. She matched the previous best placing by an Irish rider on the European FEI World Cup indoor circuit, set in October 1996, when Heike Holstein and Ballaseyr Devereaux placed fifth at the CDI-W in Wembley, England.
Speaking from Denmark Reynolds said “I’m very pleased with the score today. The arena is very atmospheric and I was caught unawares when Vancouver K backed off going into the corners during the Grand Prix yesterday. I was much better prepared for the reaction today.”
Odense is the venue for the opening leg of the Reem Acra FEI World Cup(TM) Dressage 2015/2016. The series, sponsored by Beirut-born New York fashion designer Reem Acra, will see the best riders from the region join their counterparts from the Central Europe, North America and Asia/Pacific qualifiers in the race for a place at the Reem Acra Final which will be staged in Gothenburg, Sweden next March.
Reynolds scored twelve points for fifth place in Odense and she plans to compete in the Reem Acra FEI World Cup qualifier’s in Lyon, Salzburg and Olympia, London between now and Christmas.
Congratulations to Judy and all her team in Germany!