Kildare born Judy Reynolds is no stranger to the spotlight. Her and her main mount Vancouver K have been making the headlines in 2016 for all the right reasons. Her selection to represent Ireland at the 2016 Olympics saw her become the fourth Irish dressage rider to compete at the Olympic Games. As well as Merveldt, Ireland was represented in the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, South Korea by James (Shea) Walsh and Robby. And at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, USA by Heike Holstein and Devereaux.
Prior to that, Judy is one of only a handful of Irish riders to have won at CDI international level and has represented Ireland at multiple World Games and European Championships. In addition to her representation at the 2016 games, Judy won four Grand Prixs back to back and continued her good form with top 10 placings in competitions throughout the world.
Vancouver K, or affectionately known as JP, is owned by her parents Joe and Kathleen Reynolds the horse on which Judy is containing to set new Irish Dressage records.
Judy and JP are currently in the top 20 of the FEI World Individual Dressage Ranking list, and fourth place overall on the World Cup league table.