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Allen reaches highest ranking ever
06 Dec 2014 12:12
Ireland now has nine show jumpers in the official World Top 100, with 19 year-old Bertram Allen from Wexford reaching his highest place to date, coming in at 17th.
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The World Show Jumping Rankings published on Friday, and covering competitions during the month of November, show Ireland punching well above its weight.
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Over 2,000 international riders are monitored each month, and points awarded for top performances at major shows.
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Behind Allen in the rankings, Tipperary’s Denis Lynch has improved by eight places to enter at 22nd, while US-based Darragh Kenny has jumped three places to reach number 36.
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Mayo’s Cameron Hanley has also improved by three places to claim 50th place.
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Behind Hanley are Billy Twomey (64th), Shane Breen (65th), Shane Sweetnam (67th), Conor Swail (72nd) and Richie Moloney (97th).
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Current leader in the rankings is Britain's Scott Brash, with the USA’s Kent Farrington in second place, and Germany’s Ludger Beerbaum in third.
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The rankings are published by the world governing body for the sport, the FEI.
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