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What you didn’t know about… Blue Loyd 12

Irish showjumper Cian O’Connor tells H&H about his 2012 Olympic bronze medal-winner.

Fact file

Stable name: Loyd

Age: 12

Height: 16.1hh

Breed & sex: Oldenburg gelding

Sire: Landor S

Dam: Suzana Du Boulay (by Hadj A)

Discipline: showjumping

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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