Caroline Bombar-Kaplan
Kirkland, Washington United States
Eventing, Dressage, Trail Riding

Owns Horse(s)? Yes

What does being a Kerrits Ambassador mean to you? Fun! Being casually fashion forward but always sporty. I'm always comfortable in Kerrits, which is critical when training and competing in a demanding sport, at whatever level. I am always happy to show people the technical functionality of the textiles and clothing designs that come from Kerrits. Staying cool but not chilled, keeping one's circulation going for optimum performance and always being well turned out are hallmarks of Kerrits that I am always happy to promote.

What are your passions as a rider and ambassador? Creating a partnership with a horse through respectful two-way communication is a magical thing. I love being involved in teaching my horse to understand through gentle, effective aids. I feel progressing through our schooling together to achieve greater accomplishment at home and at shows is remarkably rewarding. It's hard. But I am not afraid of hard work. The same goes with Kerrits. I use my riding clothes hard while at the barn, but I also like going out and about town in my Kerrits because they make a statement about who I am--a confident dedicated equestrian who likes to look good!

What is your connection to Kerrits? I first wore Kerrits in the 1980s. The riding tights were inexpensive and suited my casual riding before I got interested in showing. I was not as thrilled with the quality of the clothes in the early days of Kerrits and drifted away from them for a while. But then the quality got considerable better and I have been a huge fan ever since. I also am much more pleased with today's variety of breeches as I can fit into them properly now. Before it was tough to get a good fit. I also like the range of fabrics to suit the changing seasons and weather conditions. I hate riding in clothes that make me hot in hot weather. Kerrits has durable lightweight breeches now that are perfect for hot days in the Pacific Northwest. In addition, I don't like being too hot in fleece in the winter, so I like the lighter weight fleece options I can always find through Kerrits. 

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