Irish show-jumper Cian O’Connor had planned to compete at the nations Cups of La Baule and Rome as well as the Global Champions Tour in Madrid. But now that will not happen. Last weekend at the CSI4* Eschweiler the rider sustained a groin injury. His doctor advised him to take a leave of absence. However, he stays optimistic: “I’ll now focus my efforts on getting my injury healed first and foremost, as well as coaching my students. It’s far from ideal but it could always be worse!