Cian O'Connor
Olympic Bronze Medallist

News: September, 2013

Irish Horse TV Interview

Cian chats to Sophie D’Alton of Horse Sport Ireland in an Irish Horse TV exclusive. Cian talks of his many past triumphs and looks forward to a bright future.

Schooling the young horses at Ravensdale

  • Hugo at Ravesndale
  • Campino at Ravensdale
  • Carolus Z at Ravensdale

ALL HORSES jumped well for Cian at the weekend's Ravensdale Show in Co. Louth. Cian brought the young horses for a school and was pleased with their performances. Among them were two new 5 year olds, Hugo and Campino, both jumping well.

Cian kicked off the opening leg of the Gain/Alltech Autumn Grand Prix league with new mount Carolus Z, a big, rideable horse with a great character. Carolus Z has been successful internationally prior to his arrival at Karslwood. He was double clear and placed third in the Grand Prix - an encouraging start to the partnership.

Cian takes stock at Karlswood

  • CampinoA new 5yr old at Karslwood Stables
  • HugoA new 5yr old at Karslwood Stables

CIAN'S horses get back to work this week to get ready for a handful of shows that he plans to do between now and Christmas. Cian has planned a light winter campaign to include some national shows in Ireland, Birmingham Horse Of The Year show, the International Show in Cavan, then Magna Racino, Salzburg and Olympia.

"I feel these shows suit the younger horses I have, and what better way to finish off the season by jumping at the greatest indoor show in the world at London Olympia. I've won classes every time I’ve been there including last year when landing a double and was just pipped for a third victory when I was runner up in Saturday night’s feature class," commented Cian.

“ I have also made some changes in my current team of horses, as I have sold some and bought some new additions. I'm very excited about two new 5 yr olds. Hugo is by Livello out of a Lux mare and Campino is by Canturo out of an Atlantus mare. Both look really exciting and we look forward to producing them for top-level of the sport here at Karlswood. Check out the calendar on the home page to see what our next events are for team Karlswood.

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