Owns Horse(s)? Yes, I ride Hunter/Jumper, Dressage, Combined Training
What does being a Kerrits Ambassador mean to you? Being a Kerrits Ambassador means spreading the word about comfortable riding apparel. For many many years as a someone who worked in fast food while in college in order to support my horses and desire to train, and compete I chose my riding apparel based on price, not value. Which means as soon as I got home I ripped off my breeches and would change into something else. Now, I wear my Kerrits all the time - even while mowing my lawn!!
What are your passions as a rider and ambassador? I was born in Knoxville, Tennessee in 1986 and purchased my first farm in Greenback, Tennessee in September of 2007, the fall of my Senior year at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. After graduating Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelors in Anthropology Honors and a Minor in Women's Studies I worked in the veterinary and sales industry and moved to Lebanon, Tennessee in June of 2012.
It was on my farm in Greenback, Tennessee that I was first able to work with and help re-train and re-home off the track thoroughbreds. Each and every horse I have helped has a special place in my heart.
My first horse, an American Saddlebred, was East Tennessee Hunter Jumper Association (ETHJA) 2005 Reserve Jumper Champion. I was able to accomplish that with the support of a trainer that did not write her off because of my mount's breed. I hopes to give that same joy and satisfaction to other riders who have encountered similar roadblocks in their showing and training journey.
What is your connection to Kerrits? One day while surfing the bargain bin at Franklin Horse Supply I saw a pair of Kerrits offered for sale - and I thought to myself "Let's see if these breeches really are as good as everyone says they are!" The rest is history!