Ireland’s Darragh Kenny has held onto his number eight position in the latest Longines FEI world rankings published today.

It’s the third consecutive month Kenny has held the same slot, and his victory in Sunday’s Florida round of the FEI World Cup with Classic Dream (pictured) added to his points for the relevant 12-month period.


Denis Lynch, who profited from his win in the Leipzig round in January, is the next-highest Irish rider, jumping twelve places to 24th.


Bertram Allen is down one place to 32nd, while Shane Sweetnam is next in line of the Irish in 35th place representing a rise of four notches.

Daniel Coyle showed an upward move  from 37th to 36th, and Paul O’Shea also moves up one slot to 49th.

Switzerland’s Steve Guerdat has regained the number one place over his fellow countryman Martin Fuchs.
Irish riders in top 100
(last month’s figure in brackets)
8 (8) Darragh Kenny
24 (36) Denis Lynch
33 (32) Bertram Allen
35 (39) Shane Sweetnam
36 (37) Daniel Coyle
49 (50) Paul O’Shea
50 (49) Shane Breen
65 (56) Mark McAuley
69 (59) Conor Swail
77 (98) Michael Pender
-Mike Dunne
– photo FEI/Sharon Brinkman