Ireland Qualifies Team for 2010 World Equestrian Games
Irish born Anna Merveldt finished second in Grand Prix at the three-star show in Stadl Paura in Austria with her 14 year-old gelding Coryolano, just over two points behind Germany's Olympic gold medallist Ulla Salzgeber.
But it was Naas-born Judy Reynolds's 10th place with Remember in the Grand Prix that radically changed Ireland's profile for the upcoming World Equestrian Games (WEG) in Kentucky, USA.
A single score above 65 per cent by one of this evening's judges tipped Reynolds into qualification for WEG, meaning that Ireland now has a dressage team for Kentucky, comprising Reynolds, Merveldt and the reigning Irish national dressage champion, Yvette Truesdale from Hillsborough in Co. Down.
Eurodressage Coverage of the 2010 World Equestrian Games