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NEWS: Reynolds, Kenny and Daniels all ranked inside the world's top 15
on 06 September 2019
Show jumper Darragh Kenny has moved up to 13th, while dressage star Judy Reynolds is ranked 15th in the latest world rankings

IRISH Olympian Judy Reynolds is up eight places to 15th in the latest FEI world individual dressage rankings, while Darragh Kenny has moved up three places to 13th in the show jumping world rankings, published today (Tuesday).

The newly crowned eventing individual bronze medallist Cathal Daniels is up 18 places to 12th in the eventing world rankings.

Last month Reynolds and the 17-year-old Jazz gelding Vancouver K, owned by her parents Joe and Kathleen Reynolds, set three new Irish international record scores in a scintillating six days for the pair at the Longines FEI European Dressage Championships in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Judy started her unforgettable week in Rotterdam with a new Irish international record Grand Prix score of 76.351% to clinch the first ever Olympic team qualification for Ireland. She then eclipsed her own Grand Prix Special record score of 75.894% when placing fifth at the European Championships on a new record of 78.252%.

In doing so she also broke the 26-year record set by her fellow Irish Olympian Anna Merveldt for the highest individual placing by an Irish rider at the FEI European Dressage Championships.

Reynolds finished her sensational week with a flourish becoming the first Irish international dressage rider to score over 85% when setting a new Irish Grand Prix Kür (Freestyle to Music) record score of 85.598% for another incredible top five completion.

Reynolds' current ranking of 15th is tantalisingly close to Anna Merveldt's 1993 BCM/L’Annee Hippique world riders dressage ranking of 12th which is the Irish record for the highest ranked individual dressage rider in the world.

Reigning European champion, Germany's Isabell Werth is number one in the the latest FEI World Individual Dressage Ranking with Bella Rose 2.

Kenny up to 13th

Offaly's Darragh Kenny continues his rise through the ranks and is getting ever closer to his 2019 goal of being inside the top 10.

A phenomenal summer saw Kenny and his top mount, Ann Thompson’s Balou du Reventon, win two five-star Grands Prix, as well as a host of other five-star wins in Europe with his string of horses.

Switzerland's Steve Guerdat remains at world number one.

Eventing

Meanwhile, in eventing, 22-year-old European bronze medallist Cathal Daniels is up an incredible 18 places to 12th. The Galway native had an exception 2019 so far, with results including a four-star home international win in Kilguilkey, and a four-star under 25 victory at Bramham International.

Sam Watson is up seven places to 16th and Sarah Ennis is also up seven places to 26th.

New Zealand's Tim Pric has held on to the top spot for another month.

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