Elizabeth Frieden
Ithaca, New York United States
Polo, Jumpers, Eventing

Owns Horse(s)? Yes

What does being a Kerrits Ambassador mean to you? Being an ambassador means upholding the values of the Kerrits brand in every interaction you have in about outside of the horse industry. You always portray the brand in a positive and professional light. It's about shining the spotlight on a equine performance wear that not only looks great but feels great and is made with integrity. 

What are your passions as a rider and ambassador? I am currently a Junior at Cornell University where I study animal science and business but in my spare time I have worked at a fabric recycling store and taken fiber science classes. When other girls wanted to train horses I wanted to be the buyer for an equestrian catalogue. I have always been fascinated by kind of innovation that was out there for equestrian clothing. I want to gain experience working with people who have first hand experience getting these products from the drawing board to market and then onto everyday riders. 

What is your connection to Kerrits? I didn't come from a family that had any history with horses. I had to beg to get lessons at the start that I paid for by working at the barn mucking stalls. The best surprise I ever got was the day my mother told me I could go to my first show. This meant I had to invest in the type of clothes the big girls had! This also meant my first trip to a tack shop! I remember trying on things I didn't even know existed. The one thing I did know was that the comfiest pants I had ever tried on in my life came with a big package attached to the tag. Later once we bought my new prized possession, my jodhpurs, I opened the pack and found they were carrot seeds! From then on after I planted them I could look back at those green sprout-y things I could remember my first ever show and how Kerrits made it happen.

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