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Judy Reynolds is Up For the Challenge

Ireland has never been a hotbed of dressage. The Emerald Isle is better known for producing show jumpers, including the current European champions. Nevertheless, it is dressage rider Judy Reynolds who began 2018 as the highest-ranked Irish equestrian athlete in the world. The fresh-faced 37-year-old gave notice of her impending advance up the international ladder with the now 16-year-old Vancouver K (affectionately known as JP) in 2014 when the pair qualified for the World Equestrian Games in Caen. Four years on, with a place in the final at an Olympic Games, scores of over 75% and a fourth-place finish at the World Cup Finals in Omaha, the Irish duo are preparing for this September’s World Equestrian Games. What is your typical day like? My husband, Patrick, and I live in Dorsten, about a ten-minute walk from the stables. Between the horses I ride and train and those I teach there…

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