Ireland now has eight riders in World Show Jumping’s top 100

  • 5 November 2013, 09:07

IN the official Longines World Show Jumping Rankings published today (Tuesday), covering competitions during the month of October, Ireland has eight riders in the top 100, one more than in September’s list.

Tipperary’s Denis Lynch remains highest-placed of the Irish at No. 23, one position higher than in the previous rankings.

Co. Down’s Conor Swail is also up one place at 33rd, while another Tipperary rider, Shane Breen, has jumped five places on the table to reach 38th.

Olympic Bronze Medallist Cian O’Connor has also risen three places in the rankings to take 49th.

Cork’s Shane Sweetnam holds his 54th place, while Wexford’s 18 year-old Bertram Allen is in 69th. Mayo’s Cameron Hanley jumps up ten places in this month’s table to 74th, while US-based Kilkenny rider Richie Moloney has improved by 17 places to enter the world’s top 100 at No. 93.

The Longines World Show Jumping rankings measure the performances of over 2,000 international riders each month, and the current leader for the third month in a row is Britain’s Ben Maher, with the USA’s Beezie Madden in second and Germany’s Marcus Ehning in third place.

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