Cian O'Connor
Olympic Bronze Medallist

Cian's Blog

Ready for the off again!!

Last Sunday night saw 9 horses, two trucks and 6 staff make a mass exodus from Karlswood in convoy and make the 3 day trip towards Magna Racino just outside Vienna. I fly there Wednesday morning and the action gets underway that evening.

It's been nice to have a few weeks without shows as it gives everyone a chance to regroup and freshen up.

I'm excited to say that I have acquired a new superstar at Karlswood. Cooper, a nine year old German-bred gelding will join my string of international horses and I expect him to be my main horse this summer. Cooper is a beautiful looking bay gelding with a magnificent temperament and huge ability and carefulness. I will aim him at the World Equestrian Games 2014, which is Team Ireland's first chance of Olympic qualification for the Rio Games 2016. Click here for horses page and see a video of Cooper.

We have a busy schedule planned in Europe until the end of July, taking us to several shows in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium and France.

Click here to view my full show schedule.

2012 was milestone year for me and 2013 has started off pretty good too - let's hope it continues!!

Best wishes,


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