Ambassador: KATHLEEN GUEST
What does being a Kerrits Ambassador mean to you?
If I was chosen to become a Kerrits Ambassador I would take on the responsibility of representing one of my favourite equestrian brands. I would ensure that I represented Kerrits apparel to the highest degree by maintaining a sportsman like attitude, wearing Kerrits apparel during competitions and at during practice, discussing my apparel with other equestrians, and promoting the brand itself on social media (Instagram and Facebook) by taking various pictures and videos. I would ensure that I promoted Kerrits as the most comfortable and flattering clothing for women due to its lightweight and form-fitting fabric.
What are your passions as a rider and ambassador?
My passions as a rider and Kerrits ambassador include training and competing in Eventing. I have been riding since the day I took my first steps and I train primarily out of my 10 acre family farm in Barrie, Ontario. I worked previously for 5 years as a racehorse exercise rider and have been competing in eventing for the past 8 years. In 2012 I brought a young horse off the track up through the level to compete and win at the Preliminary level. Eventually, he was sold and he became a young rider’s mount. I currently compete in eventing around southern Ontario on my grey 7 year old Canadian Sport Horse mare named Glendening Allegro (aka Allie). We have had a very successful show season in 2016 and 2017. We have already qualified for Championships at the Senior Training level and we are currently holding the 1st place spot for the leaderboard in overall points. Last weekend Allie and I upgraded to the Preliminary level and she placed 2nd overall. I have the hopes of competing in a 1* next summer.
As an ambassador my desire is to continue to compete and progress through the levels, while sporting the Kerrits breeches for their durabilty and consistency in being a top line product.
2016 Show Record
- Glen Oro Horse Trials (Pre-Training Level) 2nd place
- Grandview Horse Trials (Pre-Training Level) 1st place
- Glen Oro Horse Trials (Pre-Training Level) 1st place
- Lanes End Horse Trials (Training Level) 3rd place
2017 Show record:
- Caledon Horse Trials (Senior Training Level) 1st place
- Dreamcrest Horse Trials (Senior Training Level) 1st place
- Bronte Creek Horse Trials (Open Training Level) 4th place
- Glen Oro Horse Trials (Senior Training level) 1st place
-Grandview (Preliminary Regular) 2nd place
What is your connection to Kerrits?
I have found that the Kerrits apparel have been known to be one of the favoured brands by equestrians and eventers such as, the Griptek Full Seat Breech in particular. These breeches were my first Kerrits purchase and they immediately became my favourite breeches. Their form fitting material was breathable and provided a great deal of grip on my dressage and jumping saddle. I found that I was more secure cross country due to the leather like texture on the inside of the breeches. For example, when my horse Allie made a huge effort off a bank fence and I lost my stirrup, I was able to continue on due to the grip from my Kerrits Breeches and maneuver her over a skinny brush fence 2 strides away. If I was wearing any other breeches in that moment I do not think I would have been so lucky!
Due to the previously mentioned reasons, I would very much like to promote and support the Kerrits brand through my quest to continue up the levels in eventing. I fully intend to continue to train and compete in eventing throughout my adult life.