Monday, July 12, 2010

Jessica Kurten Showjumper

Jessica Kurten in action Paris Berc

Watching Irish athletes compete can sometimes be an international affair. Because it's a small place, many people move to find better training facilities or because their families are based overseas.

Irish rider Jessica Kurten lives in Germany with her family and horses but competes in the green. She was announced yesterday as part of the Nations Cup team in Holland for the next stage in the Mayden Superleague. Riding on Liberatas (great name for a horse) she is ranked 6th in the Rolex World Rankings and recently came 2nd in the Monaco Grand Prix.

It will be interesting to see if she travels back for some Irish shows this year.  A tough lady although I did read an interview where she claimed Dirty Dancing as her favourite film! You can read more about Kurten on her site Jessica Kurten

Would you move countries for your sport?

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