• Cian O'Connor
  • Competing for: Ireland
  • From: Dublin
  • Age: 38

After his father’s love of hunting sparked an interest in horses, Ireland-born Cian O’Connor began riding as a teenager. Many years later, with a world ranking of 29, Cian has competed all over Europe, the United States and the Middle East. Highlights of his career include winning the Puissance in Dublin, jumping a Double Clear in Nations’ Cup in Aachen (2010), and winning the London Olympia Grand Prix in 2009. A firm believer that success is the reward of hard work, he divides his time between training, competing and producing horses to sell.

2012 is already proving to be a bright year for Cian, with a Double Clear at the Nations Cup in Wellington. He is eagerly anticipating this year’s Global Champions Tour, which he considers: ‘Glamourous, exclusive and inclusive all at the same time.’ We look forward to watching him compete this year.