Originally Posted by Pierre de Coubertin
Judy Reynolds has been highly ranked for several years but I didn't know we had the makings of a competitive team at that level.
Its the show jumpers we really want to see qualified this week though surely? As strong a medal chance as any team in it if we can get there.
With the rweduction in team members to 3 it made a few more team quota available. But it was only this year that they decided to try and qualify a team. Abount a month ago I saw the rankings from FEI and it looked as we could have an outside chance of qualifying. The fact that Reynolds knocked it out of the park today made all the difference.
Three team qualify in the showjumping and there are five serious contenders. Ireland,France, Italy, Belgium and GB. After a poor year GB is coming into form so it will be a nailbiter. There is one final chance in October at the Nations Cup final if disaster strikes us as it did in 2015.