Ali Barros
Eads, Tennessee United States
Eventing: Training level Hunters: A/O Hunters and DerbiesJumpers: Child/Adult Jumpers

What does being a Kerrits Ambassador mean to you? Kerrits has been one of my all-time favorite riding brands since I began riding 16 years ago. I would love to help promote Kerrits across my social media platforms (@BarrosSporthorses @alibarros) and at horse shows/clinics across the mid-south. 

What are your passions as a rider and ambassador? I hope to become a young professional in the coming years. I currently keep my OTTB's at home on my small farm in Eads, TN. I also work for the Mid-South Horse Review while I attend graduate school. I currently train with Spring Mill Farm (TN) and Mary Beth McGee of Herring Brook Farm (MA/FL). I am grateful for the opportunities I have been presented for the 2018 show season. I will be able to compete at HITS Ocala in late February with Herring Brook Farm, as well as shadow a professional groom in WEF. I am pending acceptance to the 2018 RRP's Thoroughbred Makeover where I will represent Barros Sporthorses in the show hunter and show jumping divisions. I also plan to qualify for the NEHC Equitation Championship and MTHJA Equitation Finals. I am proudly affiliated with the Retired Racehorse Project, West Tennessee Hunter Jumper Association, Middle Tennessee Hunter Jumper Association, New England Horseman's Council, United States Equestrian Federation, Thoroughbred Incentive Program, United States Eventing Association, and United States Hunter Jumper Association (Zone 4)! 

What is your connection to Kerrits? Kerrits was one of the first pairs of breeches I had as a child growing up. I remember going to Dover Saddlery as a child and picking out Kerrits riding tights and winter riding pants -the winters back home in Boston were quite chilly! I also ride and compete cross country in Kerrits because of the grippy fabric! Look out for Barros Sporthorses in 2018 sporting our favorite Kerrits look! 

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