Friday, December 31, 2010

Jessica Kurten Wins Again

Jessica Kurten pic SportsIreland
Irish showjumper Jessica Kurten finished her year in style winning the Queen's Cup in Belgium on Tuesday and yesterday claiming the Rolex FEI World Cup qualifier.

Winning out an international field of 36 other riders, Kurten had to wait right until the end for former world champ Jos Lansink to make an uncharacteristic error leaving her top of the field. Riding (deep breath here) Castle Forbes Myrtille Paulois, Kurten went clear in the first round and won-out in the jump-off by less than a second. Having come second in 2009 by a similar margin, it must be great to be on the other side this year.

Earlier in the week she swiped the Queen's Cup by an even smaller margin on Castle Forbes Cosma from a 15-horse field. 

Kurten wins in Belgium pic
You can read up on her 2011 schedule on her site Jessica Kurten And with this inspirational end to the year, fans will be looking forward to seeing her in the remaining qualifiers for the World Cup in April next year.

Who will you be watching next year? 


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