About Conor

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Raised around horses, Conor Rollins started riding at the age of 8 at a local lesson barn in Yellow Springs, OH. From there, Conor leased a horse and soon bought his first pony, Celtic Spark. Conor gained valuable riding experience with "Sparky". Together they fox hunted, earning their colors with the Miami Valley Hunt, evented at local schooling shows, and joined Pony Club. After a journey to the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day-Event, Conor was hooked on eventing. Conor moved on to Melchizedek, an ex-steeplechaser that was bought from the Brush family in Columbus, OH. Melchizedek guided Conor up to the Preliminary level. As an early Christmas present, Conor began a long relationship with Powerball. Together they competed through the CCI** level and earned many top ten placings together. Conor also received his "B" certification from the United States Pony Club during his time with Powerball.

Through the years, Conor has been able to ride and work with top instructors including Bruce Mandeville, Holly Hudspeth, Ralph Hill, Ian Stark, Jimmy Wofford, Bonnie Mosser, and many others. From his experience in the hunt field and by riding some great cross-country horses, Conor learned to ride effectiviely on cross-country. To further improve his dressage he began training under Grand Prix rider Molly Xanthoupolous from Xenia, OH. This work improved Conor's focus and understanding, and his dressage marks greatly improved. In 2010, after a year and a half of college at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA, Conor decided to try riding full time. He began working with Bonnie Mosser. Bonnie raised the level of riding and horsemanship for Conor. Working for Bonnie gave Conor a glimpse of what it was like to work to the top of the sport. During this time, Conor was given the opportunity to compete Bonnie's advanced partner, Merloch. This opportunity gave Conor valuable miles and experience while deepening his understanding and knowledge of top level horses. After a year and a half working for Bonnie, Conor worked a year for up and coming international event rider Doug Payne. There, Conor gained more valuable experience working in a barn full of top competition horses. Work at Doug's was continuous and non-stop, preparing a large string of horses for weekly competitions. After his time at Doug's, Conor returned home and launched his own buisness venture.
Currently, Conor still trains with Bonnie Mosser and takes dressage lessons with Molly Xanthopolous. Conor has a few sale horses and young horses coming up , but is always looking for tomorrow's eventers. Conor recently received his USEA ICP level II certification.

Notable Accomplishments to date

2018

-2nd Place, Kentucky Classique Intermediate aboard Danehill Sunset

-3rd Place, Jump Start Horse Trials OT aboard Ender’s Game

-4th Place, Hagyard Midsouth Training Three Day aboard Cambell

-5th Place, Hagyard Midsouth Training Three Day aboard On Target

2017

-4th Place, Three Lakes Horse Trials OT aboard Edison T

-1st Place, Rocking Horse III OT aboard Edison T

-8th Place, Red Hills International Intermediate aboard Fernhill Tiger Con

-5th Place, Kentucky Classique OP aboard Edison T

-3rd Place, Area VIII Intermediate Championship aboard Fernhill Tiger Con

2016

-13th Place, Ocala CCI2* aboard Fernhill Tiger Con

-Completed Carolina International CIC2* and Richland CCI2* aboard Fernhill Tiger Con

2015

-Completed the Fair Hill International CIC2* aboard Fernhill Tiger Con

-7th, Hagyard Midsouth CCI1* aboard Fernhill Tiger Con

2012
-11th place, Virginia CCI* aboard Brother Thomas

-1st place, Windridge Horse Trials OP aboard Brother Thomas

2011
-Launched Conor Rollins Equestrian out of Target Hill Farm in Fairborn, OH

-Area VIII Intermediate Young Rider of the Year
-Completed Red Hills CIC** aboard Powerball

2010

-Area VIII Intermediate Young Rider of the Year

-Winner 2010 Area II Intermediate Championship

-1st Place, Area 2 Preliminary Championship aboard Merloch
-11th Place, Jersey Fresh CCI** aboard Powerball
-11th Place, Fair Hill International CIC** aboard Powerball

-Winner of the Keith Taylor and Shelia Hundt Memorial Trophy for the Highest Placed current USPC Member at Fair Hill International CCI**

-USEF 2010 National Young Riders Championship (Markham Trophy) Reserve Champion

2008-2009
Member of Washington and Lee University Eventing Team - Club VP

2008
-Team Bronze Medal at the FEI North American Young Riders Championships CCI**

2007
-Achieved “B” Certification United States Pony Club
-Team Bronze Medal at the FEI North American Young Riders Championships CCI*
-15th Place, Maui Jim CIC** aboard Powerball

2006
-Member of Area VIII Team at the FEI North American Young Riders Championship CCI*
-8th Place, Virginia CCI* Long Format aboard Powerball

2006-2011
Qualified for the American Eventing Championships each year at Preliminary and Intermediate.

Full Competition Results:
https://useventing.com/events-competitions/profile?id=82111