This week, Judy Reynolds is going to answer some questions you sent us via our different Social Media platforms.
00:14 What’s your favourite artist/band? And is there a song that gets you fired up before a competition?
00:50 With young horses, what do you feel is the best foundation?
01:59 What is your favourite movement to ride?
02:41 How do you and JP cope with show nerves, and perform with such confidence in such big atmospheres at shows?
03:58 Does JP like to go for a hack?
04:45 What got you into dressage and did you always want to get to the top of the sport?
05:38 Do you ever jump at home as an exercise?
06:40 What was your first grand prix test like?
07:38 How did your partnership with JP come to be?
09:19 What’s it like to being one of the few international dressage rider from Ireland?
Stay tuned for more episodes! Let us know in the comments if you have any questions for Martin Fuchs who will be the next interview partner of the community!
In This Story: Ireland
Geopolitically, Ireland is divided between the Republic of Ireland (officially named Ireland), which covers five-sixths of the island, and Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom. As of 2016, 4.8 million people live in the Republic of Ireland, and 1.8 million live in Northern Ireland.
The Irish climate is influenced by the Atlantic Ocean and thus very moderate, and winters are milder than expected for such a northerly area, although summers are cooler than those in continental Europe. Rainfall and cloud cover are abundant.
A strong Irish culture exists, as expressed through Gaelic games, Irish music and the Irish language. The island’s culture shares many features with that of Great Britain, including the English language, and sports such as association football, rugby, horse racing, and golf.