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Jessica Kurten out of Rolex FEI World Cup final after fall

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Irish showjumper Jessica Kurten is out of the Rolex FEI World Cup final in Switzerland next week (15-18 April) after a bad fall at home.

Jessica fell from a horse at her yard in Germany on Friday (9 April) and was taken to hospital. She was released over the weekend but will not be fit to compete in Geneva.

“I am very sore at present and while I expect to be back competing shortly, the final is just too soon,” said Jessica.

“While I’m obviously disappointed I feel lucky, because if it wasn’t for my riding helmet things would have been a lot worse.”

Kurten was joint fourth in the World Cup Final at Gothenburg in 2008, and runner-up in 2006 at Kuala Lumpur.

Dermott Lennon from Co Down and Darragh Kenny from Co Offaly will represent Ireland this year.