Cian O'Connor

Competing for: IrelandFrom: DublinAge: 44

Cian is a 41-year-old multi-medallist and one of Ireland’s longest-serving Team members. Cian is married to Ruth and they have two children, Ben and Cara. He competes at the very top level of international showjumping across the globe.


Having ridden in his first Nations Cup for Ireland at the age of 19, Cian has gone on to achieve a remarkable record in selections for the Irish team, with 127 appearances to date under his country’s flag. An Olympic individual Bronze medal-winner at London in 2012, Cian has maintained a high level of success, and in 2017 added a European Gold team medal and a European individual Bronze medal to his record.


Known for his rigorous planning and attention to detail, Cian and his Karlswood team spend a considerable part of the year traveling the globe. Between competing at the world’s top shows as well as guiding the careers of a talented roster of dedicated clients whom he also coaches, the future is bright for the Karlswood team.

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