Karen O’Connor is a five-time Olympian who was the number one ranked female rider in the world in 1993. She and her husband, a four-time Olympian David O’Connor and the chef d’équipe to the U.S. eventing team, now run a training barn in Virginia. Karen was named the coach of the Mexican eventing team in January 2015 and will be training the Mexican riders for upcoming events including the Pan Am Games in 2015 and the Rio Olympics in 2016.
The O’Connors have trusted their top-tier horses with SUCCEED since 2007, after seeing an endorsement by fellow Olympian, dressage competitor Steffen Peters.
Karen O’Connor’s Achievements
The O’Connor’s Eventing Horses Are Easier to
Manage on SUCCEED®
International travel and high-level training takes its toll on top horses. “We ask so much of eventing horses,” Karen says. As a result, the O’Connors used to struggle to keep weight on their best horses. Then they discovered SUCCEED.
Now we have all of our top international competitive horses on SUCCEED, Karen says. Their weights are up, and keeping up. They actually seem to enjoy eating now. These horses need to be in top condition for this level of competition. SUCCEED helps make the management of these horses a little easier.
David O’Connor is similarly impressed with the dramatic differences it has made to their horses. I don’t know exactly what SUCCEED does, but I know what I see, he says. Our horses are in great condition thanks to SUCCEED.