About Jenny

Jenny Caras 1
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Jenny Caras has enjoyed an incredible amount of success so far in her career. Jenny began riding at the early age of four years old and learned the ropes on a pony named Tally Ho. By age six, she was foxhunting and galloping fearlessly across open fields. After leasing a horse for several years, her parents took the plunge and bought her a horse. By then, Jenny was spending hours at the barn and nothing could keep her away.

Those hours spent at the barn paid off in 2010, when Jenny and her horse, Raku, went to the North American Junior & Young Rider Championships CH-J1*. Three years later, Jenny won Team Gold and Individual Bronze at the 2013 NAJYRC CH-2* with her mount Fernhill Stowaway. In 2015, Jenny placed 6th at Jersey Fresh International CIC3*, 4th at Bromont Canada CCI3*, and was awarded the Markham Trophy as the highest placed Young Rider at Fair Hill International CCI3* with Fernhill Fortitude whom she produced to the top level of the sport herself.

In 2016, Jenny was awarded the Karen Stives Grant which allowed her to travel to England to compete Fernhill Fortitude in the Under 25 division at the Branham CIC3*. Jenny and Fernhill Fortitude finished in 9th place amongst a very competitive field of international equestrians.

For the fifth consecutive year, Jenny was chosen as one of 10 top riders in the United States to be selected to the 2017 USEF Eventing 25 Training List. Jenny’s list of accomplishments continues to grow and in 2017 she was one of the youngest riders privileged to compete at the Rolex Kentucky CCI4*.

After three years of working and riding for Phillip Dutton, Jenny launched her own business, Caras Eventing International. She looks forward to developing her business while continuing to build a string of top level event horses under the watchful eye of Phillip Dutton. Caras Eventing International is based out of True Prospect Farm.

Career Highlights:

  • 2017: 2nd Place, Plantation Field International CIC2* (Fernhill Full Throttle)
  • 2017: 2nd Place, Richland Park CIC1* (Trendy Fernhill)
  • 2017: 2nd Place, Richland Park CIC2* (Fernhill Full Throttle)
  • 2017: 10th Place, Richland Park CIC3* (Fernhill Fortitude)
  • 2017: 14th Place, Millbrook H.T. Advanced (Fernhill Fortitude)
  • 2017: 6th Place, Surefire H.T. Intermediate (Fernhill Full Throttle)
  • 2017: 8th Place, Jersey Fresh CIC2* (Fernhill Full Throttle)
  • 2017: 6th Place, The Fork, CIC2* (Fernhill Full Throttle)
  • 2017: 6th Place, The Fork, Advanced (Fernhill Fortitude)
  • 2017: Top 10, Carolina International Intermediate (Fernhill Full Throttle)
  • 2017: 3rd Place, Pine Top Intermediate (Fernhill Fortitiude)
  • 2017: Named to the USEF Eventing 25 Training List for the Fifth Consecutive Year
  • 2016: Recipient of Karen E. Stives Eventing High Performance Grant
  • 2016: Named to the USEF Eventing 25 Training List
  • 2016: 6th Place, Fair Hill International CCI3* (Fernhill Fortitude)
  • 2016: 5th Place, Plantation Field CIC1* (Fernhill Full Throttle)
  • 2016: Top 20, Plantation Field CIC3* (Fernhill Fortitude)
  • 2016: 16th Place, American Eventing Championships, Advanced (Fernhill Fortitude)
  • 2016: 4th Place, Pine Top Advanced
  • 2016: 9th Place, Bramham International CCI3* U-25 (Fernhill Fortitude)
  • 2016: 5th Place, Jersey Fresh International CIC2* (Fernhill Fortitude)
  • 2016: 3rd Place, Fair Hill International CIC1* (Fernhill Full Throttle)
  • 2016: 11th Place, Fair Hill International CIC3* (Fernhill Fortitude)
  • 2016: 2nd Place, Carolina International CIC1* (Fernhill Full Throttle)
  • 2015: 6th Place, Jersey Fresh International CIC3* (Fernhill Fortitude)
  • 2015: 4th Place, Bromont CCI3* (Fernhill Fortitude)
  • 2015: Received Markham Trophy for Highest Placed Young Rider at Fair Hill International CCI3*
  • 2013: Won Team Gold and Individual Bronze at the NAJYRC CH-Y2* (Fernhill Stowaway)
  • 2010: Competed in the NAJYRC CHJ-1* (Raku)

 

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