Ambassador: PARKER WHEELER
What does being a Kerrits Ambassador mean to you?
Kerrits apparel makes up most of my riding wardrobe. One of my favorite things about Kerrits is that you make full seat breeches that have a space in the suede below the bum and at the back of the knee. I am very tall and full seat breeches that have suede from ankle to waist don't work well for me as they just "pull down" when I'm riding. As an ambassador I'd be able to officially talk about how great I think Kerrits products are!
What are your passions as a rider and ambassador?
I LOVE eventing and continue to set goals as I compete through the levels. I only started riding 4 years ago and in that time have been fortunate enough to partner with a great horse, Milo (an OTTB) and a super coach, Lyn Simard. In 2016 I hope to go training level and I'm working hard to reach that goal.
I am also a very active member of Pony Club. I have my H/B certification in horse management and will take my C2 riding certification this spring. I am also studying to take my H/A (the very highest horse management level) in August of 2016. Pony Club helps me be the safest and most knowledgable rider and horse owner I can be.
What is your connection to Kerrits?
Per my earlier comments, I came to love Kerrits because of the manner in which you construct full seat breeches with gaps below the bum and behind the knee - they fit me perfectly! Also, I was the B/N champion at Inavale this year and I was so happy when I received my prize, a Kerrits Kompetitor jacket, in my eventing color - blue! I wore it at Caber and received so many compliments. I'm including a picture wearing it at Caber.I ride with Lyn Simard and just recently saw a Kerrits photo shoot happening at the farm. I'd love to be a part of the Kerrits family too! One of the pictures I've included is with Sarah Buchanan, who is an Ambassador in Bend. She and I qualified, and competed in both Quiz and Show Jumping, in Woodside, CA this summer at the US Pony Club Championships.