Cian O'Connor
Olympic Bronze Medallist

Cian's Blog

Ready for a break!

2012 has without doubt been the best year of my life for so many reasons! Tonight we have just finished up at the London Horse Show. Olympia is unique in the atmosphere it creates which certainly makes me try harder. I love competing in front of a packed crowd and with the excellent TV coverage the show receives, there is great sense of people getting into the sport and following it each day which is so important in my view. I have received hundreds of messages this week for which I'm so grateful.

Some horses will come home for a break and others will rest here in the UK ahead of their flight to Dubai on St Stephen's Day. Michael Duffy and I will start competing in the UAE on January 10th, 2013. The horses, staff and Ruth and I will be glad of our break!

It has been a hugely successful year for me personally and professionally and I will enjoy reflecting on it with family and friends over the festive season.

Season’s greetings,

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