Jessica Kürten is an Irish equestrian who competes in the sport of show jumping.Born Jessica Chesney, Kürten won several national pony championships as a youth.
She has twice represented Ireland at the Olympic Games, 1996 Atlanta on Diamond's Exchange finishing 26th individually and team 8th and in 2004 Athens on Castle Forbes Maike finishing 18th individually.
Rolex World ranking:
Kurten had been the highest ranked Irish rider (apart from October 2009 (Ranking no. 106), and January 2010 (Ranking no. 109), where Denis Lynch held the title) until July 2010 (Ranking no. 116) when Denis Lynch took over.
She reached her highest ever World Rankinin April 2008 (No. 88) where she was the 2nd highest ranked rider in the world.
As of the end of December 2011, she is ranked 108th in the Rolex World Rankings – Irelands no. 7.