Leading Irish Rider In World Jumping Rankings
O'Connor from Co. Kildare is, for the first time, the top-ranked
Irish rider in the latest FEI/Gandini World Jumping Rankings, ahead
of Peter Charles by just one place.
is now ranked No. 35 in the world (formerly No. 50) and Charles
is No. 36 (formerly No. 41). Dermott Lennon is ranked No.38 (formerly
No.40) and the next highest-placed Irish rider is Jessica Kurten
at No. 56 (formerly No.45), while Kevin Babington is at No. 74 (formerly
Germany's Ludger Beerbaum and Brazil's Rodrigo Pessoa still hold
the World No.1 and 2 spots, respectively.
period covered by the rankings is up until August 31, 2002. The
full details may be obtained on the FEI website, http://www.horsesport.org