Ambassador: NICOLE HETZEL
What does being a Kerrits Ambassador mean to you?
It mean promoting Kerrits as an amazing company and telling people about their awesome products. You should always do your best in the saddle, but it also mean being a good person on the ground and around horses. You should always present yourself in a professional manner, this means you (and your horse) should be clean and tidy. You should always have a workmanlike attitude and always try your best. Kerrits helps this by making excellent products that are properly fitted, and stand up to the riggers of everyday horse activities, and that clean up no matter what the circumstances. They also make wonderful show clothes, that help riders do their best in the show ring. I will promote Kerrits in real life at shows and rallys, as well as on social media.
What are your passions as a rider and ambassador?
My passions are Pony Club and Eventing. I am currently studying for my 5th Quiz rally (Midwest region). Right now I am a C1HM/D2trad, with plans to take my C2HM and D3/C1trad. My big plans for this year are to take my HB (the first national level test) in Carlock, IL and to attend USPC Championships and Festival in Beginner Novice Eventing at the KY horse park. I plan to start my season at Texas Rose Horse park in April and then go to Mill Creek Pony Club Horse Trials in May, (this is also Midwest regions pony club eventing rally). I also plan to attend several local schooling HTs and Cross country schoolings. I love my two horses- Cape Cod Gray, AKA Max, A 16 year old OTTB who loves hanging out and being a giant teddy bear. And Like A Boss, AKA Romeo, A 14 year old American Quarter horse, who I Event and do Pony club on!
What is your connection to Kerrits?
My first experience was at my 11th birthday, when my Mom bought me a pair of Blue/Black flow rise performance riding tights. They instantly became my favorite breeches and I still have them four years later. I've tried many different breeches and Kerrits seem to be the only ones who fit right, they are also lightweight and comfortable which I love!