"To be a good horseman, we must analyze all aspects of our horses' lives. Each tiny detail is important. Be aware. Be vigilant. Be proactive."

-Jessica Bortner-Harris
Jessica grew up in York, PA and has been on the back of a horse since 6 months of age, thanks to her aunts. At the age of 8, she started taking formal balanced seat lessons in both English and Western from Rutledge Horse & Cattle Co. in Spring Grove, PA. She competed in a lot of local open shows throughout her school years. In 1999, she rescued Mr. Lincoln, a 7 year old TB off the track, to be her first event horse. It took years to retrain the very nervous boy, but contrary to what many said, Abe ended up eventing successfully through Training at recognized events and even qualified for the AEC's at Novice! In 2003, Jessica started at Wilson College.
While at Wilson, she started their first Eventing Team, which is still going strong. She also graduated with honors and a B.S. in Equestrian Studies. She was also awarded the Equestrienne Award, which is given to one or two graduating seniors that excels in both riding and teaching. In 2005, Jessica bought Win the War from Charles Town Racetrack. She has retrained him, and he is currently successfully competing at recognized events at the Intermediate and CCI** level. In the fall of 2011, Win the War and Jessica finished 16th out of 68 in the CCI** at Fairhill International. They made their debut at the Advanced level in the spring of 2012 and have competed at the 3*** level since.


Show jumping

Cross country


Jessica Bortner-Harris is a strong advocate for her passion and dedication to Eventing. Her USEA record can been viewed here.

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In The Press
Experience Eventing as an Owner
Eventing Nation Profile
Thoroughbred Makeover Spotlight
Appreciating The Journey
Sniders Sponsor Page
Learning To Laugh
A Fork In The Road
Redemption is Sweet
Way Down Yonder on the Chattahoochee
Retired Racehorse Training
2015 Results
28th - Pine Top Farm, Advanced, 2/2015 [43 starters]
2nd - Full Gallop Farm, Intermediate, 1/2015
62 3-Day 2-Star (CCI2) [111 starters], 10/2014
1st - Chattahoochee Hills, Intermediate, 7/2014
11th - The Virginia CIC2*, 11/2013
18th - Plantation 3-Star CIC3, 9/2013
13th - Five Points, Advanced A, 9/2013
6th - Chattahoochee Hills, Intermediate, 7/2013
9th - Pine Top, Advanced A2, 2/2013
1st - Full Gallop Farm, Advanced/Int, 2/2013
2nd - Full Gallop Farm, Open Intermediate, 2/2013
12th Place - American Eventing Championships - Intermediate 2012
2nd Place - Virginia CIC**/CCI* HT - Advanced - 5/2012
5th place - Fairhill International CIC***- 4/2012
7th out of 25 - The Fork HT - Advanced (his 2nd!)- 4/2012
15th out of 29 - Southern Pines II HT - Advanced - 3/2012


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