Cian O'Connor
Olympic Bronze Medallist

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Taking a day off in Palm Beach!

  • Alligator Alley in action in Florida

Hey everyone,

Mondays are quiet here in Palm Beach and most people take the day off to recover from a hectic week at the horse show. I like to go to the stables in the morning, check all the horses and hack them out. They all jumped really well again this week - see results here.

Of the six horses five have now jumped 1.50 metre classes and are all up and running. The challenge now will be to carefully select and target specific classes for each horse with an aim of going well without over jumping.

The circuit has 10 more weeks and this week I plan to only jump Everything on Thursday and Blue Loyd in the Horseware sponsored $50,000 Grand Prix which takes place next Sunday.

I feel that if they only jump once a week I can keep them fit and healthy and then they can compete more frequently. The prize money increases as the circuit builds so its finding the balance of having the horses in shape to deliver without doing too much to soon. So far so good and I'm thrilled with how they have all settled in and acquitted themselves well here in Florida.

Check back next week for more news,

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