Irish Olympian of 2016, Judy Reynolds, and her horse, Vancouver K, have won their fourth Grand Prix title in the United States, with victory in the Grand Prix Kür (Freestyle to Music) at the CDI-W show in Devon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
In what has been an incredibly successful trip Stateside for the Kildare woman, Reynolds and Vancouver K produced a scintillating sequence of passage and piaffe trot movements, under lights, to her familiar ‘King of the Road’ backing track along with eye-catching canter pirouettes to the beat of the ‘Age of Aquarius,’ to set the winning score of 77.55%.
Denmark’s Mikala Gundersen with My Lady finished in second place with a score of 74.75%, with American Arlene Page third on 74.15%.
Judy Reynolds becomes the first Irish rider to win big tour classes at CDI4* and CDI-W shows in North America. Commenting on her latest achievement Reynolds said:
“I’m very pleased. Apart from one small hiccup, Vancouver K [‘JP’] produced wonderful piaffe/passage trot work and great pirouettes this evening. I have had him since he was a six and he continues to exceed my expectations.”