THE latest Longines world show jumping rankings have been released by the sports world governing body, the FEI, with Offaly’s Darragh Kenny continuing his rise and is now up to number eight in the world. Ireland has six riders inside the worlds top 50.
Kenny enjoyed another fantastic month in October, helping Ireland to victory in the Longines FEI Nations Cup World Final in Barcelona which secured Olympic team qualification, while he also scored an individual five-star win at the same venue. Kenny also recorded impressive results in the United States at shows in Tryon, Washington and Lexington and will be hoping to add to his ranking points tally when he makes his first European World Cup outing of the season this weekend at Verona in Italy.
Bertram Allen is next best of the Irish riders on the ranking last at number 31, with Shane Sweetnam at in 35th place. Derry’s Daniel Coyle has moved up nine places to 38, ahead Shane Breen (43rd) and Paul O’Shea (46th).
Bertram Allen is ranked second in the FEI U25 rankings, just ahead of Daniel Coyle at number two, while Mikey Pender is just outside the top 10 in 12th.
In the FEI world dressage rankings, Judy Reynolds is ranked 13th with her horse Vancouver K, while in eventing, Cathal Daniels is the highest-ranked Irish rider at number 11.