Cian O'Connor
Olympic Bronze Medallist

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Csi Five Star Geneva

Just waiting here on the Aer Lingus flight back to Dublin at 3.45pm. There were no direct flights before now so I had to stay an extra day. This wasn't so bad, because it meant I could catch up on paperwork - schedules for upcoming events and so on.

Geneva is one of the most amazing shows in the world. The arena is massive and has the unusual feature of a lake in the centre which you have to gallop through in the middle of one of the speed classes, which obviously adds a bit of atmosphere to the event. The Palexpo arena is in close proximity to the airport and right next door to the Crown Plaza Hotel, so it makes everything very accessible.

Complete was second in the Grand Prix, Baloufina won the Speed Final and Rancorrado had an unlucky rail down in his first World Cup Qualifier. Overall it was a great show and I was thrilled at the way the horses performed.

I'm off to London on Thursday for the start of Olympia Show, and I'll be taking the same horses as I had here - Complete, Baloufina and Rancorrado, and Karlswood for the Puissance on Friday night. Check the News page for updates.

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