Sniders Elevator is a proud sponsor of Jessica Bortner-Harris in her accomplishments as an Eventer...
2015 Competition Results:
Win the War
5th in the CIC*** at Poplar Place in March
Completed the CCI*** at Jersey Fresh in May and officially qualified for Rolex in 2016.
12th in the CIC*** at Poplar Place in September
Pine Island Girl
1st Place in the Novice at Hillcrest Farm HT
Bishop de Selah
3rd place in the Novice at Hillcrest Farm HT
“I am a Three Star/Advaced level event rider based in Thurmond, NC at my farm, Rocky Start Stables. My Three Star horse, Win the War, is an OTTB that I got as a 4 year old off the track and brought through the levels myself. There are currently 18 horses at my farm. I have a small breeding operation, as well as training, sales, and teaching lessons.” -Jess
Jessica Bortner - Harris 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 Advanced and CCI***level. In the fall of 2011, Win the War and Jessica finished 16th out of 68 in the CCI** at Fairhill International. Jessicas goal for 2013 is competing in the CCI*** at Jersey Fresh this spring. Also, shooting to make the US Team for the World Equestrian Games of 2014 in Normandy, France.