Ireland’s Judy Reynolds and Vancouver K placed ninth in the Grand Prix at the CDI-W show in Olympia, London this evening on a score of 70.46%.

British favourite Carl Hester and Nip Tuck won the Grand Prix on a score of 77.54%. Reigning FEI World Cup champions Hans Peter Minderhoud and Glock’s Flirt from the Netherlands placed second on 76.30% with fellow-countryman Edward Gal and Glock’s Voice in third on a completion score of 74.30%.

Judy Reynolds said afterwards: “Poor JP was scared in the Olympia arena tonight which led to some hesitations and tension in the test. We hadn’t quite gotten over a scare that happened yesterday in training. We got through it and by the end he was breathing again!! We still had some great highlights and tomorrow will be better!”

Judy Reynolds

Judy Reynolds has qualified to compete in the FEI World Cup Grand Prix Kür (Freestyle to Music) qualifier in Olympia tomorrow evening (Wednesday). The Irish rider is currently in equal eighth position in the FEI World Cup Western European League on 30 points and will hope to add to that total.

Jack Burns