Cian O'Connor
Olympic Bronze Medallist

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Cian thrilled with his horses at Aachen

Aachen in Germany is notorious for having the biggest and widest fences of any show in the world. All of Cian's team performed outstandingly well which is evident in all the great results. Cian was clear in all the main classes from Wednesday till Saturday.

On Wednesday he jumped Cooper in the Prize of Europe and gave a display of jumping, picking up a single time fault. On Thursday Cian lined out in the feature event to win on the ever consistent Unique to score the first Irish win of the show. Cooper again jumped out of his skin in Friday’s 1.60m jump off class and with his lack of experience at this level he was just outside the time by .43 seconds. Unique again was double clear in Saturday's 1.55m jump off class placing fifth, as did Carpe Diem and Acorada in the accumulator and speed, respectively.

Cian said after the show, “Aachen show is undoubtedly one of the greats. The jumping here all week has been outstanding. I'm thrilled with all my horses especially Unique for his great consistency and will to win and I was delighted that his owners Beverley and Gary Widdowson were there this week to see him in action.”

“Of course the legendary pair of Nick Skelton and Big Star whom the Widdowsons also own was the only treble clear in the Grand Prix which was a tremendous achievement and congrats to all involved and personally I was thrilled for Nick”.

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