Cian O'Connor
Olympic Bronze Medallist

Cian's Blog

Road to Greenwich

  • Off to the Games!

Hi everyone,

I'm absolutely over the moon at today's news of my Olympic selection. Please click here to news story for full details.

The Aachen show as always was superb on all levels. It is quite simply the best. It has been a lucky show for me and I have managed to go well there over many years. Blue Loyd jumped out of his skin, click here to see his clear round in Thursday’s Nations Cup.

As last to go in the ring there was a certain amount of added pressure in the second round as the team needed a good score. We fell foul of the very last pole on the back bar of the final fence in round one but in the second round Blue Loyd gave an exhibition of jumping to help the team finish a very creditable third.

KEC Alligator Alley jumped great all week when clear and four in Wednesday’s 1.50m class and placed 5th in Saturday night’s feature Accumulator competition.

I think I have a new star in the making in the 7yr old stallion Farfelu de Muze who only had one fence down throughout the week and was clear in the final but incurred a time fault. I'm really excited about this guy and I think he really is exceptional. See the young horse final here.

I have a busy few days ahead to get planning my final build up to London and to ensure Blue Loyd and I are in the best possible shape to deliver.

Keep you posted on our progress on the road to Greenwich!

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