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‘It’s like a Four Seasons for horses’: Cian O’Connor unveils new five-star stables at Karlswood

Ambitious Olympian is determined to make the new project a centre of excellence

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Cian O' Connor and his wife Ruth Maybin pictured on the balcony of the club house at his Karlswood Equestrian Centre, near Batterstown, Co Meath. Photo: Frank McGrath

Cian O' Connor and his wife Ruth Maybin pictured on the balcony of the club house at his Karlswood Equestrian Centre, near Batterstown, Co Meath. Photo: Frank McGrath

Cian O' Connor pictured with Urvoso during his spa therapy at the Karlswood Equestrian Centre, near Batterstown Co Meath. Photo: Frank McGrath

Cian O' Connor pictured with Urvoso during his spa therapy at the Karlswood Equestrian Centre, near Batterstown Co Meath. Photo: Frank McGrath

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Cian O' Connor and his wife Ruth Maybin pictured on the balcony of the club house at his Karlswood Equestrian Centre, near Batterstown, Co Meath. Photo: Frank McGrath

On a tour of his brand new state-of-the-art equestrian centre, Cian O’Connor gives some insights into the world of showjumping.

I’ve never made any money from prizes – that’s not where the money is. You make money from trading horses,” he reveals, explaining that it’s all about adding value to a horse through further training and education.


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