Global superpowers Ireland maintain strong presence in latest Longines World Show Jumping rankings

  • 2 February 2017, 20:36

The latest Longines World Show Jumping rankings just released, shows Ireland continues to be one of the global superpowers of the sport, with eight riders inside the top 50 and a total of 10 inside the top 100.

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Wexford’s Bertram Allen holds on to the 18th place he occupied last month, while Tipperary’s Denis Lynch is next best at 30. Offaly’s Darragh Kenny moves up one place to 32. with Meath-based Cian O’Connor staying at No.34. Co Down-born Conor Swail remains at No.36, with Cork’s Shane Sweetnam at 40 and another Cork rider, Billy Twomey, just one place further back at 41.

Kilkenny’s Richie Moloney is the eighth Irish rider inside the top 50 at No.49. Derry’s Daniel Coyle continues to climb the rankings and is up eight places to 75, while Waterford’s Anthony Condon is also inside the top 100 at No.96.

Germany’s Daniel Deusser holds onto the World No.1 position for a second month in-a-row, with American pair Kent Farrington and McLain Ward in second and third places respectively.

In the Dressage World rankings, Kildare’s Judy Reynolds has moved up another place to No.20. with Germany’s Isabel Werth continuing to hold top position.

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