Jess Alderson
Cockatoo, British Columbia Canada
Dressage and Eventing

Owns Horse(s)? Yes

How often do you ride? 5 days a week

What does being a Kerrits Ambassador mean to you? I am interested in becoming a Kerrits ambassador as I would love to promote the brand within the Australian Eventing and dressage scene as such a great brand is not as noticed by riders as it should be. I am a senior rider at my pony club, and have been selected to compete at a state level on 4 separate occasions in both Eventing and dressage, and will be competing for my fifth time at the Pony Club Association Victoria's Dressage State Championships on the weekend of the 23rd and 24th of February. Being a senior member of my club I often mentor the younger riders and help them with issues or questions they may have regarding event rules, their horses or ponies and even how to ride a round 20 metre circle in their dressage tests!

What are your passions as a rider and ambassador? My personal goals are to complete my year 12 this year (2013) and to then move on to a psychology course with honors at Melbourne University which is also one of my professional goals. Another of my professional goals is to continue my work with other's horses in re-education and fitness work, and to continue teaching lessons to younger riders in my area. Within the equestrian industry I hope to one day compete at the Olympics for Australia in either disciplines of dressage or Eventing. I also hope to, in the future, be involved in the construction of safer, more accessible riding grounds around my area so that riders will have a safe and near-by place for them to train with their horse, without the worry of unfenced areas or hard surfaces causing damage to their horse's legs.

What is your connection to Kerrits? Ever since I went to spectate for the first time at the Melbourne International 3 Day Event at Werribee Park (which was about 10 years ago now, been every year!) I have always loved the Sit Tight Supreme fullseat breeches in white with the black seat as many of the eventers would wear them out on cross country and it seemed to save some very sticky moments at the water fence and looked great!

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