(IRE) International Showjumper
Co Down based Showjumper Conor Swail first entered the show jumping world competing in the pony circuit as a member of two European Championships teams and winning team bronze with Hampton Bridge.
It was with a gelding called Rivaal that Conor’s talent was exposed and together the partnership quickly rose through the international rankings, with Grand Prix wins along with Nations Cup firsts in Lummen, Linz, Drammen, Paris and Athens. Then in 2007, Conor was selected as part of the Aga Khan team, which had been a dream of his.
Two years later in 2009 on a trip to the Netherlands, with business partner Barry O’ Connor, they spotted a seven-year-old Guidam stallion. It was his relationship with Landsdowne, where they came second in the World Cup and third in the Grand Prix in Toronto, that resulted in an offer from Ontario based horse owners to become their number one stable rider.
November 2013 saw Conor collect the Royal Show, Canada, award for Leading International Rider based on his successes during the week where he claimed a third place in the Power and Speed class with Ariana, first place in the in the 1m50 Jolera Welcome competition aboard Game Ready, third in the McKee International speed competition, riding Ecuries d’Eccassinnes’s Arista, fourth in the 80,000 euro Hickstead FEI World Cup Grand Prix and finished off the show taking both the Jump—Off and the Top Score competition trophies.
In December 2013 Conor, for the first time, took the lead amongst Irish riders in the official Longines World Show Jumping Rankings, at no. 27.
In early 2016 Conor scored one of his biggest career wins to-date, when he captured the RBC Bank $500,000 Rolex Grand Prix, at Spruce Meadows five-star show in Canada with his regular Grand Prix horse Martha Louise. In late 2016 it was announced that Conor would no longer be the retained rider for Canadians Lothlorien Farms, a partnership that had been in place for several years, as Conor wishes to set up his own stables.
In March 2017, Conor was part of the Irish team that won the Wellington Nations Cup in Florida, USa, for the third time in history and the second year in-a-row.
Why Conor chooses TRM products:
“I use a combination of the TRM range of products on a daily basis. Along with nurturing and developing the horses’ talent, I need to ensure that every time they are entering an arena they are in the best shape possible. The TRM range of mobility, electrolyte, performance, gut digestion, nutritional and hoof care products allow me to do this.”
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