The Irish Dressage team of Foran Equine Rider Heike Holstein, Anna Merveldt and Judy Reynolds have recorded a hugely impressive sixth place finish in the German Nations Cup in Aachen, with Kildare’s Reynolds setting a new Irish record score in the Grand Prix Special competition.


The Aachen Dressage Nations Cup took place over two days, with scores from Thursday’s opening Grand Prix competition added to today’s Special to decide the final placings. All three Irish riders improved on their opening day scores in the second round. Kildare’s Judy Reynolds and the Joe and Kathleen Reynolds-owned Vancouver K set a new Grand Prix Special Irish record score of 75.894% on their way to a ninth place finish in the individual competition.

Ireland’s Heike Holstein almost broke the 70% barrier when scoring 69.851% with the Irish-bred Sambuca to finish in 23rd place individually, with Anna Merveldt following close behind in 24th with Esporim after producing another impressive score of 69.468%.

Germany claimed the Nations Cup winners prize in front of their home fans ahead of Denmark in second and USA in third. The individual victory went to Germany’s Isabell Werth and Bella Rose 2.

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