Ellie Conant
Fort Collins, Colorado United States

Owns Horse(s)? Yes

What does being a Kerrits Ambassador mean to you? Being a Kerrits Ambassador means that I get the privilege of representing a brand I love and have worn since I was 3, in a positive light. I can help raise brand awareness and give other riders knowledge of Kerrits products. One item I really want people to know about is the Competitors Koat. It's fantastic! I wore it at an event in Wyoming and I loved how it looked, how lightweight it is, and how easy it is to clean! As far as I know, there's nothing else like it and it really helped make me a better rider. As a high-achieving student in an IB program, I think I have the qualities Kerrits wants as an ambassador and as an English rider in a mostly Western area of the state, I would be proud to show Western riders how practical Kerrits products are. The technical shirts are great for riding western, and so are the boot-cut breeches. I can share my Kerrits knowledge with my 4H horse bowl and hippology teams, at all the state 4H horse events, with the Colorado State University Equine Riding Clubs and at many events in Colorado, Wyoming and other Western states.  

What are your passions as a rider and ambassador? As a rider, I'm passionate about jumping. Cross country jumping is the best thing in the world. As an ambassador, I would be passionate about showing other riders how cool the Kerrits line is, but also how functional it is. I will never buy a heavy wool show coat again! The Competitors Koat is definitely my favorite, but I also love how the breeches and shirts look good and feel good. I love how comfortable they are because the last thing you want to worry about when you're competing, or pleasure riding, is an uncomfortable seam or an untucked shirt. Kerrits just seem to fit better than other brands. 

What is your connection to Kerrits? I got my first pair of Kerrits breeches when I was 3. My trainer signed me up to "compete" at a show at Colorado State University in January. My mom took me to Happy Horse here in Fort Collins and we picked out my new outfit. I still remember the package of carrot seeds attached to my pants. That's what made me want those pants, and ever since then, Kerrits have always been my favorite. I still save packets of seeds as I buy new Kerrits items over the year, and I have planted many of the seeds in our garden. It always makes me smile when I feed my horses carrots from my Kerrits while wearing Kerrits!

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