Kurten moves to third in world rankings

Ireland's Jessica Kurten has moved up to third place in the Rolex World Jumping Riders rankings in the new monthly table published by the FEI (Federation Equestre Internationale) today.

Ireland's Jessica Kurten has moved up to third place in the Rolex World Jumping Riders rankings in the new monthly table published by the FEI (Federation Equestre Internationale) today.

The 37 year-old Antrim-born rider has accumulated 3362 points for the November table, and has moved up two places from her fifth position in the October rankings.

Switzerland's Markus Fuchs leads the table with 3635 points, while Germany's Ludger Beerbaum is in second position with 3393 points.

The next highest-placed Irish rider in the world's top 100 riders is Crossgar-born Conor Swail, who has jumped ten places to 50th overall, while Mayo's Cameron Hanley moves up one place to 62nd. Cian O'Connor, who is based in Co. Meath, is in 80th place, with Cork-born Billy Twomey in joint 85th, while Army riders Comdt. Gerry Flynn and Capt. Shane Carey are in joint 90th and 97th place, respectively.

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