Cian O'Connor
Olympic Bronze Medallist

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Ready For The Challenge

  • The famous Piazza di Siena, where the Rome Nations' Cup will take place

Hi everyone,

Last weekend I decided to rest the horses and they left yesterday on a long journey to Rome.

Originally Rome was not in my plan as I only have been riding K Club Lady for seven weeks and ideally would like a little more time before I'd do a Nations' Cup.

However Robert Splaine was stuck and after asking all the other eligible senior riders who were not already scheduled for the squad, they were unable to come forward for one reason or another and I decided I'd never see the team stuck, so that’s why I'm togging out this week!

I've done a few big classes already at Valencia and Hamburg so I feel that we are ready for the challenge, so fingers crossed!! I also take Complete and Irish Independent Echo Beach.

I went to Kill on Saturday to help Mark Kinsella and watch the horses jumping. I was particularly impressed with Arabella who was double clear with him in the 1m30. They both compete at the first RDS qualifier this year in Coilog on Wednesday, where they will be looking for a slot in the new 7 and 8 yr old class.

Check back over the weekend for updates from the CSIO in Rome.

Best wishes,

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