Owns Horse(s)? Yes
What does being a Kerrits Ambassador mean to you? To be an ambassador for Kerrits would be amazing. To be apart of the team in promoting the fantastic products Kerrits has would make me feel very proud as there is no better more comfortable pair of breeches on the market other than Kerrits. The jackets are warm and very stylish and help make you look and feel great. I would not only be very grateful but also a dream come true as I have always told everyone I meet in the horse riding industry how great the Kerrits Apparel is especially the comfort for riding.
What are your passions as a rider and ambassador? I loved competing in Dressage, Show Jumping and Eventing. I was involved in a workplace accident 10 years ago which resulted in a shattered disc in my neck. I had a spinal fusion then 3 years after I had a second operation to have 2 disc replacements put in above my spinal fusion in my neck. I am now a chronic pain sufferer with nerve damage to my arms. I was told never to ride a horse again due to the risks involved if I was to fall. My life has always been filled with the love of horses and riding. I could not give up. I started riding again but now I found a new challenge I had become a nervous rider in case I fell due to my neck with the risks involved. I worked hard to fight this emotional roller coaster. Working on the mind and body with breathing techniques because if we are nervous this transfers to our horses for them to start to feel nervous. I am a strong believer in things happen for a reason good or bad. With my journey I have been on it is now my passion to help as many riders with their horses to overcome their fears and ride like they use to. I instruct riders on how to do this and also hold day clinics which I thoroughly enjoy helping and seeing riders relax and ride with a huge smile. I have had riders cry with happiness to help them achieve their goals of not wanting to give up due to fear and I am there to give them a huge hug saying to them see you can do this. I am always asked about my breeches what brand are they because not only do they look great but we also do exercises to loosen our body from tightness and tension before we get in the saddle. I always have my Kerrits breeches on and say how great they are especially for movement as they are a great fit and not constricting in any way. I already promote how great the Kerrit brand is but to be an actual ambassador for Kerrits would be fantastic.
What is your connection to Kerrits? Many many years ago I bought my first pair of Kerrits breeches from a saddlery stand at a horse competition. I could not get over what a great fit they are and so comfortable. Not to mention how great they looked as well. Now I have a collection and will not buy any other brand but Kerrits.