Team GAIN rider Cian O’Connor off to flying start at five-star Aachen
Team GAIN rider Cian O’Connor claimed a victory the opening day of Aachen’s five-star fixture in Germany.
London Olympic Bronze Medallist O’Connor was in unbeatable form in the opening Speed Class, finishing with over two seconds to spare with the 10-year-old mare Be Gentle, who is owned by his American pupil Lillie Keenan.
Ireland is represented by eight riders in three disciplines at the German venue this weekend. The main highlight in the Show Jumping arena will be Sunday’s Aachen Grand Prix, which is part of the Rolex Grand Slam and worth a cool 1 Million Euro.
Ireland will field a full team in the Eventing Nations Cup which gets underway in Aachen on Friday, while Team GAIN Dressage rider Judy Reynolds continues her preparations for the Rio Olympics and competes in Aachen this weekend with Vancouver K and Zigal.