Caroline Jennings is the Head Trainer of Kennedy Racing.
Irish born and globally trained, Caroline has over 20 years experience in the equine industry, working with some of the world’s leading horse specialists. Caroline has developed her skills both on and off the track. Identifying her passion for race horses at an early age, Caroline holds a degree in Equine Biomechanics from Harper Adams University in the UK.
From the class room to the track, Caroline went on to work closely with Monty Roberts, starting at his home base of California, becoming Ireland’s first Monty Roberts accredited instructor. She continued to work for several years all around the world with a variety of horses. The horsemanship, skills and knowledge obtained from this role allows Caroline to bring a unique and balanced skill set to her work as a horse trainer. This experience has exposed Caroline to some of the world’s top horse professionals, learning a huge amount not only from Monty but the professionals and horses she met along the way. Caroline’s unique skills and insight, learnt under the direct tutelage of Monty is a commodity that few, if any other racing stable is able to call upon.
Arriving in Australia in 2011 Caroline has played key roles in some renowned horse studs, including Coolmore Australia, and has been involved in first handling and training of Thoroughbred foals at Waikato Stud and Cambridge Stud with Foal NZ for many seasons. Caroline worked for a number of years in both Sydney and Melbourne with Gai Waterhouse. As part of Gai Waterhouse’s racing team, Caroline was able to implement her skills in the thoroughbred racing industry and thrived in it. Caroline’s well rounded experience is highlighted by her work with all elements of Kennedy racings horses from selection and purchase to handling and starting to training at the track and racing.
As Head Trainer, Caroline’s is involved not only in the oversight of Kennedy Racing’s young brigade of horses, but also in the development of the Kennedy Racing team. With a growing stable of horses and the development of world class facilities, Caroline’s focus is on ensuring that the Kennedy Racing team is able to provide world class training, staffing and facilities for its horses.