Cian O'Connor
Olympic Bronze Medallist

Cian's Blog

Larkhill - A Golden Goose!

  • Larkhill Cruiser competing in Sunday's Grand Prix

Hey everyone,

I'm writing to you from the house that we've leased for the duration of the Sunshine Tour in Zahara about 20 minutes from the show.

There are six of us staying here together and its great to have each other’s company and also having the house offers much more freedom than staying in the hotel as in previous years.

The showgrounds look amazing and the facilities are the best they've ever been. All our horses jumped super this weekend and Larkhill Cruiser did the business in the two main classes of the weekend.

Firstly he won the 1m45 two phase on Friday then came out on Sunday to jump double clear in the Grand Prix, finishing 3rd. He's quite simply the most consistent horse I've ever had.

Mark Kinsella was placed with Waterboy and he also had super rounds with Ozy Clover and Sebo. Denis Flannelly travelled with us and was clear each day with Atonement in the 1m40 division. Yana Melnikova from Russia is with us also and was placed in the Small Tour division with the Irish-bred Good Day Mate.

I'm riding a very nice six year old, Laroni, for some English people and he was clear each day in the 6yr old division. Three more weeks to go so let's hope it keeps going as well.

Check back next week for more news.

Best wishes,

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