Cian O’Connor Acquires Top Horse from Stephex Stables

2018. News Irenice Horta to Cian O'Connor Stephex Stables

After being developed under the saddle of Zoe Conter (BEL) and short but very successful time being ridden by Lorenzo de Luca (ITA), Stephex Stables’ Irenice Horta has been acquired by Cian O’Connor (IRL).

2018. News Market Irenice Horta to Cian O'Connor LGCT 2

Lorenzo de Luca (ITA) & Irenice Horta during the $375,000 Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Doha CSI 5*

The Italian and the 10-year-old grey Belgian Warmblood mare (Vigo d’Arsouilles x Diamant de Semilly) had been teamed up only since late June and had great results together.

Their most important accomplishment was the seventh-place individual finish in the World Equestrian Games – Tryon 2018 last September in Mill Spring, North Carolina.

Their success continued with a fourth-place in the $375,000 Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Doha CSI 5* last month at Al Shaqab in Doha, Qatar.

Stephex Stables released the following statement on their Facebook account:

“Today, Stephex Stables is parting ways with one of the best horses in the world, Irenice Horta. I would like to wish the best of luck to her new rider, Cian O’Connor (IRL).”

“I would especially like to thank and congratulate my daughter Zoe Conter, for producing this mare from 7yo up to the top level. Also thank you to Lorenzo de Luca, for the fantastic results during the last months.”

“Good luck Irenice, show them the star you are!”

Stephan Conter

Source: Stephex Stables

Photos: © LGCT / Stefano Grasso / Stephex Stables