Cian O'Connor
Olympic Bronze Medallist

Cian's Blog

Finding The Balance

Hey everyone,

It’s been a busy week and this week coming I also have a lot planned. Juggling between riding, teaching, planning next shows and dealing with customers all take up a huge amount of time.

I find it works best to make a plan early each week to try and organise each day precisely, otherwise it all just gets too much.

Also I love to do "normal" things when home away from horses and last week together with Ruth and some friends we went to see Adele at the Olympia, theatre - it was great.

This week I started coaching yesterday at the four day Mackey SJI bursary clinic final in Barnadown. Together with five other coaches we deliver the intense training week for the best kids from around the country.

On Tuesday evening I plan to take Larkhill Cruiser to an event course to train on banks and going into water as we hope to jump the La Baule Derby next month.

I have some customers at the end of the week, followed by two days’ jumping in the Horseware Louth County Show. My horses leave for Europe the following day. I've also bought tickets to see D'unbelievables in Vicar Street this week which should be great craic.

A balance in everything we do is important. It's good to be busy and it keeps the mind sharp - going to shows will be like a break in comparison to my home routine!!

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