Cian and Complete recorded a superb second place in the five-star Credit Suisse Grand Prix at the World Cup Show in Geneva tonight, beating off challenges from some of the world's top riders and horses.
Cian was one of 13 through to the jump-off and held the pole position almost to the end, when the USA's Laura Kraut and Miss Independent shaved a fraction of a second off Complete's time.
Afterwards Cian commented: "I am absolutely thrilled with the horse, as must be the owners, Castlemartin Stud and Stephen O'Connor. Complete has a huge stride, but nevertheless this was a very big arena, and we were up against some of the world's top talent, like Eric Lamaze, Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum and the Whitakers, just to mention a few. The horse excelled himself, for this was a seriously major competition in which to come second."