Glushu is shoe of choice for Anthony Condon.
We are delighted that Irish International Show Jumper Anthony Condon has adopted Glushu as his shoe of choice when competing with Aristio.
Anthony and his Farrier Chris chose Glushu as Aristo has typical thoroughbred feet which are sensitive and struggle with nailing. With their combination of support and flexibility Glushu have proven to be the perfect solution.
Anthony and Aristo have been using Glushu for about a year in which time they have won Grand Prix Chantilly and the Nations Cup in Hickstead in addition to many other competitions.
Please watch video below to see Anthony’s thoughts on Glushu.
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Originally from Waterford in Ireland I was born in to horses with a strong equestrian back ground my father Michael Condon who is renowned for his Hunting and producing of horses and riders throughout Ireland also my Uncle Michael Buckley who produced the very famous Carling King who is one of the best horses to come out of Ireland, I learnt a lot from having such strong equestrianism behind me, and realised that this is what I wanted to be doing for the rest of my life.
When I was 15 years old I represented my country (Ireland) for the 1st time at Pony level. I competed at a nations cup show in Germany jumping a double clear and clinching victory for the team, this earned me my place on the European Championship Team where I won the Individual Bronze medal. The following year I was back on the Team for the Europeans along with my sister where we won the Team Bronze medal, in the same year I won the Dublin and Millstreet Championship Finals.
At the age of 17 I moved to England where I worked for top Irish International rider Billy Twomey until the age of 24. I learned a lot in my time with Billy and in turn produced a lot of Horses for him many that have gone on to compete at Senior Championships including Olympic Games, Europeans and World Championships. Horses such as Molly Malone, Je’Taim Flamenco, Tinkas Serinade, Wild Thing, Special Lux and many more, also riding on my 1st Senior Nations Cup Team and Being on the Team for The junior and Young Rider Europeans, winning many Championships and Finals throughout Great Britain and Europe.
Since the age of 24 I set up my own business, I compete a lot of young horses and my aim is to produce them for myself and my owners so we can compete at the highest level of the sport, since setting up on my own I’ve had some great success competing on Senior Nations cup Teams, winning many National Grand Prix’s competing with great success Internationally in World Ranking Classes all over Europe with numerous horses. The young horses have been making the way up the ranks with great success internationally and in Great Britain.
In between all of the international shows myself and Laura are kept busy producing the young horses jumping a lot on the national circuit with great success and keeping all our training clients up to scratch.
Top Results in Recent Years
5* Lummen 1.60 jump off 1st – Balzac 2017
4* Bolesworth Grand Prix 1st – Balzac 2017
Several 7yr old Grand Prix wins 2017 - Friso
3* Grand Prix Lisbon 3rd – Aristio 2018
3* Nations Cup Lisbon 1st – Aristio 2018
4* Hickstead Derby 6th – Cavalier Rusticana 2018
2* Grand Prix Chantilly 1st – Aristio 2018
5* Nations Cup Hickstead 1st – Aristio 2018
5* Nations Cup Gijon 3rd - Aristio 2018
Bronze Nations Cup Final 2018
3*Montpellier 1.50 jumpoff 1st – Zira 2018
5* Grand Prix Lyon 7th - Aristio 2018
15 5*Nations cup appearances
2016 97th on the World Rankings list
Nations Cup final squad 2016 & 2018
Olympic short list 2016
3*/5* Nations Cup Teams
Many to 10 placings in International Grand Prix’s
Longines World Ranking Class Wins
Prolific Longines World Ranking class top 10 placings
Qualifying for HOYS with great success in the Finals
Producing Many horses to go on to Senior Championships
We have recently purchased a new Farm from where we will be continuing to grow our business. We are also expanding into more teaching and clinics combined with our already successful show jumping business. At the moment we have about 20 trainees under our supervision who are all improving and competing at a good level. We also have started a small breeding process and are very pleased with our young stock so far.
We have a Fantastic Team of owners and horses to really look to the Future with and take to the next level, I also have a great team off staff which help keep everything going including my partner Laura Johnson who produces a lot of our young horses at national level and also competes up to 3* level internationally riding for Team Condon and owners. Laura took a bit of time out in 2016 to give birth to our 1st child Hector, giving me more reason to push myself harder to be at the top of the sport, my future aims are to compete at top level at nations cup shows and Senior Championships, become world No 1 and I’m lucky that my owners also have the same goals and are a great support we have some really exciting horses for the future so that I can make my way up the ranks to the top of the sport and hopefully make Ireland proud.
I believe that my future with my team of horses and owners is looking bright. In 2016 I was also on the short list for a place at the Olympics in Rio and made my way into the top 100 on the world rankings list and pushing to go as high as I can.