Kildare Dressage rider Judy Reynolds and Vancouver K set a new Irish record score of 80.290% on Saturday as the combination finished in seventh place in the FEI World Cup Freestyle To Music Grand Prix in Amsterdam.
A stunning performance from the Irish pair saw them smash their previous Irish record of 79.70% set in Doha, Qatar in March 2016.
Reynolds, who has her sights set on the 2019 European Championships in Rotterdam next August, was thrilled with Saturday’s performance, stating:
“I’m really delighted to break 80% and set a new Irish international record score. It has been coming for a while and great to achieve it here in Amsterdam in a very hot class. It is the year of the European championships and I hope that there is more to come this season.”
Reigning FEI World Cup champion and six-time Olympic Gold medallist, Germany’s Isabell Werth, took the top prize with Weihegold OLD on a score 86.810%.
Reynolds and Vancouver K were fifth in the FEI World Cup Grand Prix in Amsterdam on Friday, coming on the back of two other fifth place finishes at the Mechelen World Cup show in Belgium last month.
The result in Amsterdam now sees Reynolds up to 21st place on the Western European World Cup league table with two qualifying rounds remaining.