Team Ireland manager Robert Splaine has announced the team for the 2015 Aga Khan trophy, which will compete against the world's best on 7 August at the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show. The Irish squad comprises:
The build up to Dublin reminds of me Christmas - there is always great excitement. I have just got back home with my staff and clients, having been on tour since last December. It's nice to be back in Ireland as there is no place like home. This weekend we will jump some of the horses at the South County Dublin show in Coilog to give them their final run before Dublin.
I take Good Luck, Coco, Aramis and Ikkea to Dublin. I feel it's a decent string and all have the ability and form to win a class. I'll post regular updates on my Facebook page throughout the show so please check it out here and like the page if you haven’t already!
Cian O’Connor is an Irish International show jumping rider, coach, horse producer and consultant. Based at Karlswood Stables in County Meath, Ireland he achieved the pinnacle of his sporting career when claiming individual bronze at the London Olympic Games. Cian competes successfully all over Europe, America, the Middle East & China.
(Besides the London Olympics)
Winning the puissance in Dublin in 2002, jumping 2.25m when last to go on the great Casper and receiving a standing ovation from the amazing home crowd.
Cian trains his horses at Karlswood Stables, a world class facility for coaching young and upcoming riders, and for prepping of all classes of showjumping horses. Book a clinic to benefit from Cian's world-class expertise.