News out of Europe is that Irish dressage rider Judy Reynolds is moving to France to the stable of fellow Irish rider Jessica Kürten, which is located near Paris, France. Kürten, who is one of Ireland’s leading show jumping riders, writes a column in The Irish Field and it was in this weekend’s column that she broke the news.
In her column, Kürten said that she and partner Edouard de Rothschild had asked Judy to join their team as a trainer and rider. Reynolds rides for Ireland but has been working with Johann Hinnemann in Germany for many years. She has been one of Ireland’s leading dressage riders for many years and has represented Ireland in both the 2006 and the 2010 World Equestrian Games and in the 2007 and 2011 European Championships.
Reynolds has been honored not only in Ireland but also in Germany where, in 2008, she was awarded the Golden Riders Medal from the German Equestrian Federation. Kürten only recently made the move to France in January and previously had been in Germany not far from Hinnemann’s farm. Hence, she and Reynolds have already worked together. Reynolds, who competed at the Vidauban CDI in France this past weekend, said she’ll be heading home to Ireland for a family event and then back to Germany to pack up for the move to France.