Gabrielle Merriken
West Lafayette, Indiana United States
English: Eventing, Stadium Jumping, Dressage

Owns Horse(s)? Yes

What does being a Kerrits Ambassador mean to you? One of my goals in life is to inspire other women to ride for their dreams. As women we face so many obstacles, many of which can be overcome with a simple mindset change. Regardless of your obstacle you can realize the dream that is in your heart. Being a Kerrits Ambassador would mean being able to share my dream and inspire women all over the world. 

What are your passions as a rider and ambassador? My passion as a rider is first and foremost the friendship and partnership that I have built with my own horse. Beyond that I enjoy jumping and am passionate about sharing my love of flying though the air with other girls. As an ambassador my passion is to show the world that dreams come in all different packages and mine just happens to be 1100 pounds of love and attitude.

What is your connection to Kerrits? My mom bought me several different types of riding tights when I first began riding, but Kerrits was the only brand that really fit well. I am shorter and very thin, most breeches we found just didn't fit me and I wasn't confident in them. Once we tried Kerrits I was hooked. Not only did they fit (very well), but they had so many styles and colors. I felt like a new rider with greater confidence. Then when I tried my first pair of full seat breeches I couldn't believe the difference in how well I stayed in the saddle. I felt more confident going over jumps and during those inevitable spooking moments. Kerrits has truly helped me ride better and feel better about myself. 

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