Judy Reynolds claimed her second victory of the weekend with Vancouver K by winning last night’s CDI4* Grand Prix Freestyle in Central Park, adding to her win in Friday’s CDI4* Grand Prix at the New York venue.
“It is fantastic,” Reynolds said. “I certainly didn’t think this was going to happen when I came over here.”
With a outstanding score of 77.051%, the Irish rider finished ahead of Sweden’s Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfven who finished on 76.650% with Paridon Magi. Danish rider Mikala Gundersen and My Lady came third with 72.400%.
Reynolds said afterwards that the win in Friday’s Grand Prix meant she was carrying some pressure coming into last night’s event. “I was probably a little bit more nervous tonight because I wanted to win again. I knew we were capable of doing it so I wanted to produce the performance of the night.”
Reynolds will remain in the USA to take part in next week’s CDI-W event in Devon, Pennsylvania. “I will be looking forward to that and then we will continue our World Cup campaign. Depending on how it goes we might be back in America for the Finals.”
After the freestyle competition, Olympic champion Charlotte Dujardin, treated spectators to a freestyle exhibition with Valegro, who is now retired from competition, and afterwards let spectators meet her prolific winner. “He is only 14 and he could do a couple more years but to me I don’t feel that I have any reason to keep going with him,” she said. “He has won absolutely everything. He holds every world record. He has been the horse of a lifetime for me. He is not going to compete, but he is still going to be around and people will see him, and I think that’s very nice for him.”