New Move For Ireland’s Conor Swail
Conor Swail competes at the Longines Masters of Los Angeles CSI5*
After a successful partnership, Ireland’s Conor Swail has parted ways with longtime owner, Lothlorien Farm.
“I enjoyed a very successful relationship with Lothlorien, we have both enjoyed tremendous results worldwide and I wish them continued success in the future,” said Swail.
Owned and operated by Canadian horsemen Sue and Ariel Grange, Lothlorien is considered one of the top private show jumping barns in Canada, with 35 horses shown at the all levels of international show jumping .
“My time at Lothlorien was very rewarding,” said Swail. “I had a super group of horses there and enjoyed my partnership. Most importantly we’ve moved forward on good terms. Sue had ridden herself successfully and is very involved in the day to day decisions of running the barn, and she really enjoys the process of producing horses from young home breds to Grand Prix prospects.”
Two of Swail’s five star grand prix wins came on Lothlorien horses; aboard Lansdowne in Calgary in 2014 and this June with Martha Louise, when Swail won the $500,000 RBC CSI5* Grand Prix, also at Calgary. Aboard Lothlorien horses, Swail amassed a record that includes 175, top six international placings and 65 individual wins at the international level. He won over $2 million dollars in prize money while in partnership with Lothlorien.
“I’m looking forward to taking the next step by developing my own private stable and creating new partnerships,” Swail said of his plans for the future. Currently sitting at World No. 32 in the Longines FEI World Rankings, cracking the World Top 10 is on Swail’s list of ongoing goals, as well as joining his Irish teammates on championship squads. With Tokyo 2020 now four years away, Swail hopes that when the time comes, he will be a contender to represent Ireland on the world stage. He continues to compete at the top level, most recently competing at CSI5* Los Angeles.
Swail also commented that “my longtime partnership with Canadian Vanessa Mannix will always play a large role in my future and I look forward to her adding to her Canadian team inclusion in the coming seasons.”
In the meantime, Swail has enjoyed a quick trip home to his native Ireland to visit family before traveling through Europe in search of new mounts for the future.