Ambassador: CIERA FOLEY
What does being a Kerrits Ambassador mean to you?
I love your products and I would like to share them with my followers and friends. A little bit about myself: I have been riding for most of my life, starting when I was 8. I started out eventing and recently switched over to Hunter/Jumpers. My horse, Kennedy, is a 7 year old Canadian Sport horse. I bought him when he was 4, and we are growing quickly as a team. I mainly focus on Equitation and Jumpers, but I thoroughly enjoy the Hunter ring as well. 2015 will be my first year competing on the circuit, and I will be showing all over the South East hoping to qualify for 2015 Medal Finals. My sister was 6th in the nation for M&S Adult Medal Equiation and 16th in the Nation for hunters in 2013. (She started hunters when I was still eventing) I fully intend to be at the top of my game and intend to excel with the help of my sister and my trainer. My family owns a brand new facility in North Alabama called River Rock Stables. Each year we have a number of equine celebrities come to visit and teach such as Alycia Burton. I was personally invited by Alycia to stay at her home and train with her in New Zealand. I was there training with her for all of October. I fully intend to promote Kerrits, that is if chosen, through my Instagram (@equic) where I post mostly pictures of my horse Kennedy and I practicing and showing with a bit of photography mixed in. I currently have 21,000 followers and gaining quickly. I would be able to provide awareness of your products, as well as wear them on the circuit. Being a Kerrits ambasedor would be an honor. Having your support in my riding and showing would have a huge effect on my career. I would like to thank you for the wonderful opportunity.
What are your passions as a rider and ambassador?
My real passions in the horse world is rehabilitating and retraining horses. My family just rescued 7 horses from going to slaughter and rehomed all of them. I recently transformed a very naughty western horse, into a hunter and took him to a show to win overall Hunter Champion all in one week. I am starting to look for another project horse in the near future to work with. I also love to free ride, or tackless, and trick train just for fun. Hunters, Jumpers, and Equitation are what I really love to do and what I mainly focus on.
What is your connection to Kerrits?
I had bought a pair of winter riding breeches from the local tack store and I love them! I wear them almost every day in the winter time. I don't have the best picture of me in them, so please excuse the quality of the picture.