Cian O'Connor
Olympic Bronze Medallist


Cavan better than ever

It was a great week for the Karlswood team who took 14 horses to compete between Cian, Ross Mulholland and Christina Kelly. Christina’s horses all performed well and she was clear with the 6yr old Toulon gelding Playboy in his first 1.30m class.

Ross had good results all week with Sunday’s Grand Prix being the highlight where he jumped an outstanding clear with O’Connell Street.

Cian had a quiet start to the show but was keeping his powder dry until the end of the week for the two high profile classes. The 6 and 7 yr old Hankook Young Horse Final and the Grand Prix- winning both in great style when last to go.

Saturday night’s Young Horse Final is always a crowd favourite as everyone is anxious to see the upcoming superstars. Cian and the Cruise On mare Castellana won in great style, jumping three clear rounds and beating off the opposition in the final jump off.

In Sunday's feature Grand Prix event cian aboard Khaled al Eid's stallion Vanhoeve (left) took the honours to land the opening leg of the Gain/Alltech Autumn Grand Prix league.

Cian said afterwards, "I'm delighted how all the horses jumped this week and how Ross and Christina performed. Castellana was super in winning the 6 & 7 yr old Hankook final on Saturday and I’m so pleased how Vanhoeve jumped on Sunday. Cavan was a super show as always and we are all very lucky to have such a facility on our doorstep.”

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