Austin O’Connor



DISCIPLINE: Eventing (Reserve)

PERSONAL BEST: World Ranking (early July): 238

AGE: 47 (December 10, 1974)

HOMETOWN: Mallow, Co Cork


Austin, based at Attington Stud in Oxfordshire since 1994, will be competing in his third Olympics in Tokyo. He was 21st individual and eighth in the team event at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing and he was 17th individual in the Sydney Olympics (2000). In 1995 he won team gold at the Young Rider Championships in Germany. In 1999 he was fourth at Badminton. In 2011 he was 14th at the World Championships. In 2020 he and Colorado Blue were third in a four-star event in Little Downham and had a clear cross-country in their five-star debut in Pau.

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