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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