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Malopolska (Polish Anglo-Arabian) stallion Diokles as a star of Cian O’Connor’s stable

20 January 2015 · Category: Time for Polish Horses · Breed:

For 2015 I feel I have one of the best team of horses that I have ever had! Without top horses we can­not stay at the top of our game so I’m extremely grate­ful to all the own­ers involved with these horses” – these are words of Cian O’Connor pos­ted on his web­site, where under title “Meet the Stars” he describes five horses stay­ing in his stable for train­ing.

Cian O’Connor is a top Irish show jump­ing rider, bronze medal­list of the Olympic Games in London. Beside par­ti­cip­a­tion in com­pet­i­tions in Europe, America and Asia, he’s engaged in con­sultancy, coach­ing and select­ing jump­ing horses. Recently, he has bought a Malopolska (Polish Agnlo-Arab) stal­lion Diokles (Haracz m – Dida m / First des Termes AA) bred by Walewice State Stud. As a 4-years-old Diokles was bought by Andrzej Kubik and handed over to Andrzej Głoskowski for train­ing in the stable “Agro-Aves” Gajewniki. Under this rider Diokles twice (as 4- and 5-year-old) won the Polish Championship for Young Horses in show jump­ing, and at the age of six years fin­ished fourth, los­ing the bronze medal by 3 seconds in the jump-off.

cytatDiokles – Hard to pro­nounce so affec­tion­ately known as Doug! He’s a full Anglo-Arab thor­ough­bred stal­lion. He’s a beau­ti­ful look­ing type with a great tem­pera­ment and a super jump. He’s only 8 yrs old but I feel will jump decent classes before the cir­cuit is over in Florida and has the mak­ings of a top class GP horse for the future

- we’re very glad read­ing these words spoken by the Olympic medal­list.

Congratulations to the breed­er, own­er, rider and all those who have con­trib­uted to pro­mote Polish horse breed­ing world­wide. We keep our fin­gers crossed for fur­ther sport and breed­ing career of Diokles, and his new rider!

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