Irish showjumper Cian O’Connor tells H&H about his 2012 Olympic bronze medal-winner.
Stable name: Loyd
Breed & sex: Oldenburg gelding
Sire: Landor S
Dam: Suzana Du Boulay (by Hadj A)
Owners: Cian O’Connor & the O’Reilly-Hyland family
Rider: Cian O’Connor
Groom: ‘Frenchie’ — real name Clement Waras
Best ever result: he won the individual bronze medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games
Five things you didn’t know…
1 He was the only horse on the Irish team to jump in seven Nations Cups this year.
2 He came third in the Longines grand prix in Dublin one week after taking individual bronze in London.
3 When relaxing in the stable, he always crosses his back legs.
4 Loyd is a gentleman to ride and Cian’s wife Ruth often schools him at home.
5 Cian didn’t try Loyd before buying him.
To read the full interview with Cian O’Connor about Blue Loyd 12 see 1 November issue of H&H
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