Owner Spotlights: Trelawny Trailblazers
Cara Raether Carey created Trelawny Farm in the early 1990s and wasted no time making a name for the venture at the top of the sport. She owned horses that represented the stars and stripes of the U.S. Jumping Team at multiple World Cup Finals, Nations Cups, and the FEI World Equestrian Games in 1998 with Eric Hasbrouck in the tack.
In 1994, Cara and the team at Trelawny Farm went to the Dublin Horse Show where they competed on their first Nations Cup show and gained the first taste of European show experience. It was at this moment in Ireland that Cara and her family were invigorated as owners and Cara herself as a rider at the top level of the sport. She went on to ride for the U.S. Jumping Team starting in 2004 at Nations Cup events and the Pan American Games in 2007.
Consecutively in 2009 and 2010, Cara returned to where it all began – the Dublin Horse Show – and checked a bucket list item twice by competing for the Aga Khan Trophy.
Trelawny Farm was at the very first Major League Show Jumping (MLSJ) event in Traverse City, MI, in the summer of 2021, and Cara was immediately intrigued with both the concept of the team competition and the format of the series. Later that season in Monterrey, Mexico, Ireland’s Paul O’Shea and the Trelawny Farm-owned Chancelloress won their first CSI5* Grand Prix.
As a family owned business, Trelawny Farm has always dedicated its support to the sport and its future. By adding an additional 10 CSI5* events to the North American schedule, MLSJ has created a new level of sport in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, which is ultimately why they became a franchise owner. The Trelawny Trailblazers was created as one of the eight MLSJ teams in 2022.