Ireland’s Olympic show jumper Cian O’Connor has received a young show jumper under the saddle. Nine-year-old Holstein Zelding, who was raised by the Witt family, was named Crack.
Sean O’Connor of Ireland, the seventh individual to compete in the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo, apparently sees such a thing. Crack’s last entry into the international tournament database marks his biggest win to date. Christian’s nine-year-old son from Conway Dam finished sixth in the Grand Prix of more than 1.50m at the three-star level in Lancashire (Belgium). This was his second international leap above these dimensions.
Morton Wight brought Crack into the sport at the age of five, and since then has won every show jumping competition hosted by Chestnut Zelding and later under Alexandra Witt. Witt Pferdezucht GbR then provided Holsteiner Dutch show jumper Lars Kirsten for further training. Kirsten was the 2019 European Young Rider Team Champion at Zuidwolde (NED) where he won an individual bronze. From 2021, the Dutchman Crack was later introduced to the international show jumping tests, and in addition to the sixth place mentioned, the Christian son was included twice in the top ten in classes up to 1.45m.
Lars Kirsten announced on his Instagram channel that the horse has now been sold and will continue his sporting career under Cian O’Connor, a member of the team that won the Nations Cup Final (ESP) in Barcelona. 2019. He had sales horses.nl First reported.
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