Eventing 25 rider Jenny Caras received some great news to kick off her new year this week: she is the 2016 recipient of the Amanda Pirie Warrington Grant from the USET Foundation.
The Amanda Pirie Warrington Grant was established by the Pirie family and is dedicated to furthering the career of an up and coming rider with great talent and the potential to represent the U.S. on the world stage in the future. The grant was established in Amanda’s honor and will grant up to $5,000 to Jenny for training expenses for this year.
This announcement comes on the heels of the Essex Grant, which was awarded to Jenny at the USEA Annual Meeting and Convention in December. This is a grant designated for riders 25 and under and aimed at developing them from the Young Rider ranks into the senior environment.
In a press release, Jenny said that a big goal of hers was to travel to England to compete Fernhill Fortitude, an 11-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding, at Bramham.
“That’s my big goal for the summer,” Jenny said in the release. “I’d really like to use this grant to open up opportunities for me to get more training that I wouldn’t have necessarily gotten without it, especially in the show jumping because that’s my weakness. I’d like to use the money to go to jumper shows and get jumper lessons to supplement everything else that I’m doing.”
Many congratulations are in order for Jenny and “Forty” as they continue working towards their goal of reaching the top levels of the sport. Additionally, we’d like to thank the Warrington family as well as everyone else behind these generous grants and development programs that continue to improve our riders.