Cian O’Connor Pre-Qualified for the Grand Prix in Aachen

Irish show jumper Cian O’Connor got a personal invitation for the CHIO Aachen. Therefore the rider does not have to wait for a starting place from his federation. The 36-year-old is also qualified for the Rolex Grand Prix on Sunday. The invitation is supposed to be a small compensation for the fact that last year a member of the EC course team crossed the Irish rider’s way which cost him the next fence and subsequently the Irish team the Olympic qualification.