Cian O'Connor
Olympic Bronze Medallist

Cian's Blog

Madrid - A Real Shame

It was a great shame that Ireland were unable to qualify last week in Madrid for the London Olympics.

We must take a serious look at ourselves and figure out a way to work towards achieving medals at championships. Ireland has several riders in the top 100 in the world ranking and individually our results are superlative, this has not however made us a team that other nations fear.

Ireland will possibly have two individual slots at the London games and I would welcome clear and transparent rules in place that gives everyone with a potential Olympic horse the chance to qualify, as opposed to the positions going to the people with the highest world ranking, i.e., the people with the most horses who do the most shows.

This Wednesday I fly to Barcelona where I compete with Carpe Diem and Ballymore Eustace.

Check back over the weekend to see how we got on.


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