Irish riders climb Longines FEI World rankings with 12 now sitting inside top 100

Following a run of excellent results primarily at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Florida, several Irish Show Jumping riders have made big gains on the latest Longines FEI World Rankings which have just been released.

Friday, 16th April 2021, 10:00 am
Reigning FEI Nations Cup champions Ireland pictured following victory in the 2020 FEI Nations Cup final in Barcelona (ESP)  in 2020.  (Left to right) Paul O’Shea, Peter Moloney, Rodrigo Pessoa, Darragh Kenny and Cian O’Connor. (Photo: Sonya Hennessy)
Reigning FEI Nations Cup champions Ireland pictured following victory in the 2020 FEI Nations Cup final in Barcelona (ESP) in 2020. (Left to right) Paul O’Shea, Peter Moloney, Rodrigo Pessoa, Darragh Kenny and Cian O’Connor. (Photo: Sonya Hennessy)

Offaly’s Darragh Kenny remains the highest-ranked Irish rider at number nine while Cork’s Shane Sweetnam has climbed five places to number 26.

Tipperary’s Denis Lynch is at number 29, with Wexford’s Bertram Allen now at number 35. Limerick’s Paul O’Shea is at number 39, with Londonderry’s Daniel Coyle also inside the top 50 at number 44.

Among the 12 Irish riders inside the top 100, Meath’s Cian O’Connor has made the biggest gain, moving up a massive 49 places to number 74.

Switzerland’s Steve Guerdat remains the world number one, just ahead of Germany’s Daniel Deusser at number two The eventing and dressage World Rankings remain largely unchanged after a period of limited competition activity.

Galway’s Cathal Daniels remains Ireland’s 
top-ranked eventing rider at number 14, while Kildare’s Judy Reynolds is Ireland’s highest-placed dressage rider at number 22.