Cian O'Connor
Olympic Bronze Medallist

News: September, 2010

Everything Third In Cavan Championship

Everything and Cian placed 3rd in the prestigious 6&7 year-old P. Elliott-sponsored Cavan Championship today. This championship is one of the most sought-after competitions in the young horse calendar.

Horses must first qualify to come to Cavan and then only three of the 98 starters make it through to the FInal. Everything was 3rd in the opening day's qualifier and again in the Final. The horse jumped three clear rounds to finish in 3rd place overall.

Cian said: "I'm really thrilled with Everything tonight. I've had him since a 4 year-old and he has shown me that he would certainly cope very well at Grand Prix level in the future."

Cian Narrowly Beaten In Spanish Puissance

Attempting to better his equal first place at the Dublin Horse Show, Cian brought Noctumble Courcelle to the five-star show at Madrid for tonight's competition, and although one of only two to go clear through to the third jump-off, had to concede first place to Spain's Rutherford Latham when incurring four faults.

K Club Lady Fifth In Madrid Grand Prix

In their last major competition before the World Equestrian Games, Cian and K Club Lady jumped a superb double clear in the Spanish Grand Prix at Madrid today and finished fifth in a starting field of 42, with ten combinations through to the jump off.

Cian said afterwards: "The mare as usual jumped class. She is in great form and we're now looking forward to the big challenge in Kentucky next month."

K Club Lady Finishes 6th In Gijon Grand Prix

K Club Lady gave a super performance for Cian in today's Grand Prix at Gijon in Spain, with a single fence down and a time fault in the first round and a great clear in the second round. Cian said: "The mare jumped just great. This is a super build-up for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Kentucky."

Splendor Jumps Clear In Spanish Nations' Cup

Splendor gave Cian a superb second round clear in the Spanish Nations' Cup at Gijon today. The Irish team finished joint fifth with Saudi Arabia on 20 faults, but were just one fence behind the three teams that tied for second place. Cian said: " It was a tightly-fought competition, with only one fence separating a lot of teams at the top end of the scoreboard, and we were perhaps unlucky not have finished equal second instead of equal fifth. However, I am thrilled with Splendor's superb clear in the second round. This was his first ever 5 star Nations' Cup."

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