IRISH dressage star Judy Reynolds and the Joe and Kathleen Reynolds-owned Vancouver K finished in sixth place in Saturday’s FEI Dressage World Cup Freestyle Grand Prix at Stuttgart in Germany.
Making their first indoor World Cup appearance of the season, Reynolds and the 17-year-old gelding posted a superb score of 80.755% when first to go in the competition.
Despite the disadvantage of the early draw, they held the lead until 10 horses later, in what was a world-class field.
Reynolds was the only non-German rider to finish in the top six, with victory going to Jessica von Bredow-Werndl and TSF Dalera BB (88.440%) ahead of her German team-mate Isabel Werth in second with Weihegold Old (87.240%).
Helen Langehanenberg took third place with Damsey FRH on a score of 83.735%.
Stuttgart was hosting the third leg of the FEI Dressage World Cup Western European League. The action will move to Madrid (ESP) in a fortnight’s time.
Source: Horse Sport Ireland press release