Ambassador: MYKENZEE COLSON
What does being a Kerrits Ambassador mean to you?
Being a Kerrits ambassador means that anything that I do in the show ring or outside of the ring reflects back on to the company. As an ambassador I understand that I represent this community and the brand. As someone who always recommends Kerrits to anyone who asks I would love to take it to the next level and have it reflect on you as a company.
What are your passions as a rider and ambassador?
As a rider I am vary in tuned to my horse. I feel that when I am having a bad day, and I carry that anger or sadness or whatever it is that I am upset about with me to the barn and to the ring that it will effect my horse and make the ride or trail a bad time for the both of us. I believe in natural horsemanship, and I do not believe in making your horse do something they don't want to do or that will potentially hurt them. When I am at my barn or off the property riding someone else horse I am never gruff with them or forceful in any harmful way. I feel that being and ambassador means that you must act the part when you are in the ring or out of it and when you are wearing your breaches or just jeans.
What is your connection to Kerrits?
When I was 10 years old I got my first horse. Her name is Alle and instantly when I met her I felt an immediate bond to her. She is a rescue horse and I felt that she would fit right in with my family because we are a family who has had to fight for what they wanted and I could tell that she had to too. When I was 11 years old my barn was hosting a show for all of the lesson kids to show off what they learned to each other. As a new rider at the time I had next to no knowledge on what I needed for show appeal. When I went to the store with my mother and my trainer at the time, she helped with picking out the outfit and knew what to get that was just in our price range. When she held up a pair of gray Kerrits breaches and asked that I try them on, I immediately feel in love with them. I loved how soft they were and how comfortable and flexible they where. After about two years of riding went by, my barn requested that we become a member of the Georgia Federation Of Saddle Clubs. Upon become the 10th association we had opened up our own shows and every month we host a show. I had gone through about two pairs of breaches during the past two years and I didn't have enough money to bye a new pair. So after a couple minutes of looking I found my old pair of Kerrits breaches and tried them on. To my surprise they still fit and now I wear them to every show and I am always comfortable in them. After many months of practice and schooling shows I am now going to the state show in September.