Judy Reynolds among the panel for HSI Coaching and Breeding Conference

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ON THE PANEL: Judy Reynolds, pictured here competing with ‘Vancouver K’ at Olympia, will be included in this year’s panel at the HSI Coaching and Breeding Conference on December 3. (FW47-546NN)

FOLLOWING the historic success of the first-ever Irish Dressage team to qualify for the Olympic Games, Horse Sport Ireland are delighted to announce that the record-breaking Judy Reynolds will be included in this year’s panel at the HSI Coaching and Breeding Conference. The conference will take place on Tuesday, December 3 at Cavan Equestrian Centre, from 9am until 5pm.

Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to expand your knowledge with practical sessions and interviews with some of the industry’s top professionals, this year’s coaching and breeding conference promises to be a spectacle for everyone working within the Sport Horse industry and is one not to be missed. Ensure you book online to have your voice heard by Ireland’s number one Dressage rider, alongside Richard Waygood MBE and Dr Gerd Heuschmann.

This year alone, Irish Olympic Dressage Rider, Judy Reynolds pulled off a stunning performance in the FEI Dressage European Championships 2019 to secure the Irish dressage team their first-ever place at the Olympics (Tokyo 2020). In doing so, Judy set a new Irish Grand Prix record scoring an impressive 76.351%. This streak of class continued through the week where Judy set a new Irish International record in the Grand Prix Special, finishing fifth with a score of 78.2% and again setting a new Irish record in the Freestyle to Music finishing fifth with a score of 85.5%. Earlier in the year, Judy finished third in the FEI World Cup Grand Prix in Germany. This is the first time an Irish rider has succeeded in a podium finish in an FEI World Cup in Europe. This year, Judy has set the Irish dressage world on fire. Organisers are privileged to get the chance to hear first-hand, her journey so far to the main stage.

Richard Waygood is included in the guest panel for this year’s conference. Chef d’Equipe for the British Eventing squad heading for the European Championships in Luhmühlen, Waygood has two Irish Sport Horses on his team. The British Eventing squad are the current team and individual WEG Gold medallists. Before his career with the Eventing team, Richard Waygood was the High Performance Dressage Manager for Team GB from 2010 until 2016. During his time with this squad, he achieved team and individual Olympic gold medals in London 2012, as well as team gold in the European Championships 2011.

The third guest to appear at the HSI Coaching and Breeding conference is Dr Gerd Heuschmann. Professional rider, veterinarian, international lecturer and author, Dr Gerd Heuschmann will join the conference to discuss production of young horses. In 2008, he published his book ‘Tug of War’, which highlights the importance of correct training methods and the long-term impact of incorrect training methods on a horse’s potential. This was followed up four years later with his second book ‘The Balancing Act’, which emphasises the importance of being a responsible rider.

Tickets are €50 (including lunch) and are pre-paid only and places must be booked in advance. Please ensure to book your place early, as places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Three CPD points will be allocated to HSI Accredited Coaches in attendance at this event.

– To secure your place, please book online via the HSI website at https:// www.horsesportireland .ie/hsi-coaching -courses-sign-up-form/ or contact the HSI Coaching Department on 00 353 (0)45 854 533.

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