Owns Horse(s)? Yes
What does being a Kerrits Ambassador mean to you? Becoming a Kerrits Ambassador means a couple different things to me. First, it means that I succeeded in something I set out to do. I have a big influence on the younger girls at my barn and I want them to see me accomplishing my goals in order to motivate them to go out there and tackle their goals. Becoming an ambassador also means getting my name out in the world. I want to become a well respected trainer and coach and I believe I will be able to do this through the help of the ambassador program. I have always loved Kerrits apparel growing up and it would be an honor to represent such a great clothing line.
What are your passions as a rider and ambassador? My passion as a rider is working with young OTTBs or other types of young horses. I feel a strong connection with chestnut thoroughbred mares (which is quite rare!) and I love working with them and seeing how far I can bring them. At 20 years old I have already had the opportunity to bring three young OTTBs along in eventing to the novice level before their owners sold them. I find it extremely rewarding to work with young horses and giving OTTBs another chance at a career and a loving home. In addition to working with young horses I have the opportunities to ride upper level event horses to help me work on myself so I can in turn help the young horses. I have never been able to afford my own horse but I have had so many opportunities to ride amazing horses that have helped me individually in so many ways. I feel so strongly about what I do and I would not want it any other way.
My passion as an ambassador would be to get young riders involved with their riding community. I would encourage them to get involved as an ambassador to become a role model to other riders. I always encourage my students to reach for their goals and I believe that being an ambassador will help my students get motivated to do what they dream of.
What is your connection to Kerrits? One of my best friend at my farm always had Kerrits riding apparel. I was always so jealous! Every time I would sleep over her house I would just happen to forget my riding pants for the next day and have to borrow a pair of hers. The riding tights were always so comfortable and great for schooling at home. I could never really afford a lot of new riding clothes growing up so I just took whatever the girls at the barn gave me as hand-me-downs. I think that becoming a Kerrits ambassador would show the girls at my barn that even though you cannot afford something at one point in your life, there is not reason why you cannot get involved with something you have always loved and want to represent.