Kurten triumphant in Mechelen

Irish showjumper Jessica Kurten won the latest Rolex FEI World Cup event held in Mechelen, Belgium today.

Irish showjumper Jessica Kurten won the latest Rolex FEI World Cup event held in Mechelen, Belgium today.

Kurten, riding Castle Forbes Myrtille Paulois, held off a strong home challenge to win a four horse jump-off from an original entry of 37.

Kurten’s time of 39.94 seconds edged Belgium’s Gregory Wathelet (Sea Coast Cortes C) into second spot, with another Belgian combination – Jos Lansink and Casper van Spieveld – third.

It was a disappointing day though, for the two British hopefuls – Guy Williams and Ellen Whitaker.

Williams, the recently-installed British number one, collected eight faults on Torinto van de Middlestede and had to settle for 26th place, while Whitaker retired during her round aboard Equimax Ocolado.

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