Eight Irish Riders in Show Jumping Worlds Top 100

Contributed by Jasmine on Feb 12, 2014 - 01:25 PM

The official Longines World Show Jumping Rankings published on 4th February 2014, covering competitions during the month of January, Ireland has eight riders in the top 100, with County Downǽ??????s Conor Swail highest at No.26.

Next highest in the ranking is Tipperary's Denis Lynch in 29th place, with fellow Tipp rider Shane Breen improving to 35th place.

Corkǽ??????s Shane Sweetnam gained two places in the table, coming in at No.53, while Mayoǽ??????s Cameron Hanley jumps six places to 62nd.

Wexford teenager Bertram Allen is down one place at 65th, while Olympic Bronze Medallist Cian O'Connor is at No.74.

Corkǽ??????s Billy Twomey made the biggest improvement during January, climbing from 107th place to re-enter the Top 100 at 93rd.

The Longines World Show Jumping rankings measure the performances of over 2,000 international riders each month, and the current leader is Britain's Scott Brash, with fellow-Briton Ben Maher in second place.

The rankings are published by the world governing body for the sport, the FEI (Federation Equestre Internationale) in Lausanne, Switzerland.