Huge gains for Ireland on latest world jumping rankings with Cian O’Connor now best of the Irish

  • 7 September 2017, 11:51

Following his team gold and individual bronze medal win at the Longines FEI European Championships at Gothenburg in Sweden, Cian O’Connor is now the highest-placed Irish rider on the latest Longines World Show Jumping Rankings, climbing six places to No.19.

The new European champions Ireland stand on the podium after claiming the gold medal in Gothenburg (l-r) Rodrigo Pessoa, Shane Sweetnam, Denis Lynch, Bertram Allen and Cian O’Connor (Photo: Sonya Hennessy)

Ireland’s four European team gold medal winners head the Irish challenge, with Bertram Allen now at No.20, Denis Lynch at No.27 (up 8 places) and Shane Sweetnam at No.35 (also up 8 places).

Daniel Coyle is at No.41, with Darragh Kenny at No.43 and Conor Swail at 54. Shane Breen made one of the biggest jumps this month, moving up 52 places to 58, while Billy Twomey (No.76) and Richie Moloney (No.81) make it 10 Irish riders inside the top 100.

American rider Kent Farrington holds onto top spot for the fifth consecutive month, with Lorenzo De Luca (ITA) in second and McLain Ward (USA) in third.

In the Dressage World Rankings, Kildare’s Judy Reynolds maintains her position inside the top 20 and now stands at No.16. Germany’s Isabel Werth continues to occupy the top position.

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