Cian O'Connor
Olympic Bronze Medallist

Cian's Blog

Short indoor campaign kicks off!

Hey Everyone,

Following Cooper’s second place in the GP in Birmingham I wanted to challenge him a little more so decided to take in a few more indoor shows than originally planned (see calendar). This week the horses travel to the beautiful city of Verona, Italy for the 3rd leg of the World Cup Series. I'm taking Cooper, Dual Star and Carolus Z. All three horses are in great shape and I'm really looking forward to the week ahead.

Following that we have a week off and then stay in Italy to compete at Parma with the same horses plus my Cavan 6&7 yr old champion, the exciting 7 year old grey gelding, Saphir. The indoor shows that I've planned allow me to develop my horses to the next level and get those ones who had a break back to full fitness. I'm looking forward to competing at Olympia again before Christmas. It's one of my favourite shows and has always been lucky for me. Following Olympia the horses make their way to Amsterdam where they fly to Miami for the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida which goes from Jan 8th - March 30th.

A lot of logistics and anything can happen along the way so fingers crossed that all goes according to plan!

Check back next week for the news from Verona.

Chat soon,

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