Cian O'Connor
Olympic Bronze Medallist

News: January, 2010

Splendor Wins At First Day Of Leipzig

On Thursday Cian won the opening class at the five star World Cup show in Leipzig with Splendor, giving him his sixth international win in a four week period.

Triumph For Cian And Rancorrado In Basel Grand Prix

On Sunday Cian scored yet another Grand Prix win, this time at Basel in Switzerland with Rancorrado. One of just four from a starting list of 45 to make it through to the jump-off, Rancorrado did not put a foot wrong and came home with just a time fault. The other three finalists all incurred jumping penalties.

Cian said afterwards: "To win here is just fantastic. Show jumping can be all about confidence, like a football team that wins one match and then goes on a roll. So my Grand Prix win at OIympia in December with Rancorrado gave me that confidence, and made today's win possible. It's also down to a lot of hard work from a lot of people, and of course one amazingly talented horse."

Good Weekend At Basel

Cian and his horses have been having a good weekend at Basel in Switzerland, with a win in Friday's Speed Class with Irish Independent Echo Beach and a second place with Splendour in the opening class on Thursday. Tonight he incurred one time fault with Splendour in the big jump-off class. Cian said: "I was second to go, and he jumped amazingly. I was very happy with him, picking up just a single time fault."

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