Jessica Kürten

Jessica Kürten

Competing forIreland - IRL
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Number of starts: 908
Number of wins: 30
Only the results from 01 January 2010 included
HorseCastle Forbes Maike
Individual Rank 18
Team Rank 10
Discipline: Jumping Born: 2005 Studbook: KWPN Sex: Stallion Last Ride: 2015
Discipline: Jumping Born: 2004 Studbook: KWPN Sex: Stallion Last Ride: 2015
Discipline: Jumping Born: 2005 Studbook: KWPN Sex: Gelding Last Ride: 2014
Date Show Event Competition Obs. Height Horse Position Score
25/01/2015 Zurich CSI5*-W World Cup Table A 140-160 Arezzo Vdl 31
24/01/2015 Zurich CSI5*-W Special 135 Vdl Zapatero 5
24/01/2015 Zurich CSI5*-W Two Phases 150 Vdl Zapatero 16
Ranking/Standing Horse Rank Points
Pan-American Rankings 128 1053
General Interest
Injuries In April 2010 she fell from her horse while training on her farm in Germany. Her helmet bore the brunt of the fall but she spent a night in hospital. She also had to withdraw from the 2010 World Cup Final in Geneva, Switzerland. (, 14 Apr 2010)
Awards and honours She was named the Irish Times and Irish Sports Council Sportswoman of the Month for January 2012. It was the eighth time she had won the award. (, 15 Feb 2012;, 10 Mar 2010)

She was named Ireland's 2006 Showjumper of the Year. (, 27 Feb 2007)
Famous relatives Her father George was an amateur horseracing jockey. (, 08 Aug 2014)
Other information RETIREMENT
In December 2014 she decided to take a break from the sport to focus on deciding what her priorities would be for the rest of her career. The following month she announced she was retiring from competitive showjumping. She has since become a regular commentator for showjumping events on the FEI TV online channel. "I am crazy about horses and I still burn for showjumping. However, I felt that the time was ripe for something new." (Team Ireland Equestrian Facebook page, 30 Dec 2015;, 18 Feb 2015;, 15 Dec 2014)

She met her husband Eckhard at the Dublin Horse Show in Ireland in 1994. The pair moved to Germany shortly afterwards. In January 2012 the couple relocated to Paris, where she began riding for Edouard de Rothschild. Just two weeks after the move to France and over a year since her last major victory, she won the four-star Amsterdam Grand Prix in the Netherlands. (, 23 May 2012;, 28 Mar 2012;, 15 Feb 2012;, 23 Aug 2010)

She has designed the equestrian centre at the Quintas de Obidos Country Club in Portugal. (, 28 Jan 2015)

Medals description

Olympic Games
Gold medal - First place Gold medal - First place
Silver medal - Second place Silver medal - Second place
Bronze medal - Third place Bronze medal - Third place
Ranked Ranked
FEI World Equestrian Games™
Gold medal - First Place
Silver medal - Second place
Bronze medal - Third place