Cian O'Connor
Olympic Bronze Medallist

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Cavan a class show with great activity

  • Saphir winning the 6&7 yr old final in great style
  • Serendipity and Ross in the 6&7 yr old final
  • Cooper showing his perfect technique
  • Homebred ESI Florence with Andrea

The Cavan Indoor Championships was as good a show there that I can recall for 15 years. There was a super buzz around the place and a hive of activity between a successful foal sale and with numerous Irish and foreign buyers trying out horses it certainly gives the whole sport a welcome boost. The competition was good all week and I was delighted to see young Michael Duffy (Vinnie and Sandra's son ) claiming an amazing double when winning the derby and the Grand Prix with the same horse - full marks to him and it was especially nice to see how happy he and all his connections were following the GP.

The foal sale was a great success and should act as an encouragement to breeders to breed performance mares with a good stallion and you will have a fair chance of yielding a handsome return. I bought two colt foals by Flexible. It's a bit like the lotto I know, but if you don't play, then you definitely have no chance of winning the jackpot!!

All my horses jumped great with Karlswood horses placing in the top 3 in all the young horse finals (see news).

Kernan’s Equestrian Centre is next for us on the weekend then we're off to Birmingham for horse of the year show the following week.

Chat soon,


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