Cian O'Connor
Olympic Bronze Medallist
Cian and new mount Crespo, clinch Belgian qualifier

Cian and a new mount Crespo, winning the Grand Prix qualifier at Sentower Park in Belgium.
Well done to former Karlswood rider Jack Dodd who finished just behind in 2nd.

Michael Kelly Joins Karlswood Stables
Captain Michael Kelly has departed the Irish Army Equitation School and will now take up a major role at Cian O’Connor’s Karlswood Stables.

Captain Michael Kelly has departed the Irish Army Equitation School and will now take up a major role at Cian O’Connor’s Karlswood Stables.

Michael Kelly joined the army in 2001 and started his equestrian career in the Equitation School in 2003, and has gone on to gain notable international show jumping success in the last 12 years.

He says, "I have been extremely privileged to wear the uniform of the Army Equitation School. I was given the opportunity to compete both nationally and internationally to the highest level by the school and I will always be grateful for that opportunity."

Michael now takes up a role at Karlswood Stables, working with Olympic Bronze Medallist Cian O’Connor.

"This is an exciting move as I will be working with an extremely professional and motivated group of people and the aim is to promote Karlswood and enhance its global status"

Cian O’Connor commented, "I am delighted to welcome Michael into our Karlswood Team. Our core business is coaching and developing riders, helping them manage and plan their careers and sourcing horses to match their needs. Michael will be key in enabling us to continue to provide an unparalleled level of service to our customers and his expertise will allow us the opportunity to expand the business and open new markets."

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The Chronicle of the Horse
Apr 06, 2015

Good Luck Impresses With A Big Win In Ocala. This rising star tops the leaderboard in style with Cian O’Connor aboard.

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Watch Good Luck’s amazing clear in the Furusiyya Nations Cup final in Barcelona.

103Caps for Ireland on senior teams

  • 17 winning teams
  • 12 appearances on the Irish team for the Aga Khan trophy in Dublin with 3 wins in 2004, 2012 and 2015
About Cian

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.

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.

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