Phone: 910-875-2074


Jessica Bortner

Jessica Bortner-Harris

Jessica has been in love with horses for as long as she can remember. Her twin aunts had her on a horse at 6 months of age, and though her parents were not horse people, they always supported her. She started formal riding lessons at 8 and spent every minute she could at the barn working. She showed in open shows and did English, Western, and Pleasure Driving until she graduated from high school.

Jessica went to Wilson College a few years after high school to pursue her BS in Equestrian Studies. During her time there, she started jumping and fell in love. Eventing became her new passion. She graduated with honors and received the “Equestrienne Award” given to a graduating senior that showed prowess in both teaching and riding.

During her time at college, she purchased her OTTB, Win the War, whom she trained up through the levels of Eventing to eventually go Advanced/****. She has brought along many young horses and is now also breeding horses for the future.

Jessica has ridden and coached at the beautiful Carolina Horse Park since she moved to NC in 2006. It is one of her favorite venues, not only for the quality of the facility but for the excellent organization of the shows. “For horse sport to continue, we need places like CHP to not only exist but flourish. Places like CHP are what gives our passion a future. I am so delighted to be an ambassador for the park and hope to help as much as I can to support it.”

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Telephone: 910-875-2074
Fax: 910-875-4310
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2814 Montrose Rd.
Raeford, NC 28376

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