This week Cian flies to China to compete and coach at the Beijing International Equestrian Centre. Ahead of his trip he met with Chinese Ambassador Luo Linquan (left) at his residence in Dublin last week.
Cian plans to compete on borrowed horses at the Chinese event and coach and talk to aspiring Chinese equestrians.
Cian said: “It was great to meet with Ambassador Luo Linquan who gave me a great insight into China and the Chinese culture. I'm really looking forward to the trip and competing and coaching in totally different surroundings.
"It will be a bit of voyage of discovery for me, but I hope to forge bonds in Beijing that will last into the future for both myself and Ireland.”