Ireland Qualifies Team for 2010 World Equestrian Games

Sun, 04/04/2010 - 00:00
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.

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