Owns Horse(s)? Yes. I compete in Hunters and Equitation at 4H, KHJA, and IEA shows, but also dabble in Dressage with the horses I ride at home.
What does being a Kerrits Ambassador mean to you? Being a Kerrits Ambassador means being officially connected with my favorite brand of riding wear. It means giving back, even in a small way, to the company that keeps me cool in the summer and warm in the winter and at all times effective as a rider and stylish as a person. Kerrits has been the only name on my wish lists for years now and I relish the opportunity to support this company's commendable values and superior riding clothes. I truly believe that Kerrits is the future of the equine world and I want to help further its development any way I can.
What are your passions as a rider and ambassador? My number one passion as a rider would be (unsurprisingly) the horses. I have the enormous privilege of owning a 15.3hh Appendix Quarter Horse. I am doing my best to bring his training along (under the supervision of my fantastic trainers) and I absolutely love how he challenges me as a rider and as a person every time I put my feet in the stirrups. Horses are the most awe inspiring creatures in this world and the idea of building an intimate connection with them and working as partners never fails to capture my heart and my passion. In working at an equine facility in LaGrange, Kentucky I have the opportunity to work with dozens of talented horses and people and entertain my second passion in the horse world, which is to share horses with others. Though I love riding and training I have discovered that there is no better feeling than to help someone else further their love for horses, even in a small way. I now cherish the chances I have to help with lessons or show a child how to tack up and help to build from the ground their fascination with the horse as an animal and as a partner and friend.
What is your connection to Kerrits? I have been riding for eight years (well, so far) and enthralled with Kerrits apparel for four of them. I was first given a pair of Kerrits breeches by a friend and I must admit that I didn't like them -- they were almost completely worn out and two sizes too large for me. When my sister gave me a new and intact pair I was astounded at the comfort, grip, and lightness that made putting them on a joy even in the most boiling days of summer. I have recently acquired a pair of Kerrits fleece-lined breeches that have kept me toastier than a marshmallow even in the dead of winter. The Ventilator pocket shirt I received for my birthday caused me to question the merit of every other riding shirt in my closet and I am now slightly addicted to Kerrits tops. I have never encountered a Kerrits tag that did not signify impeccable design, untouchable durability and undeniable comfort.