Ambassador: ODESSA DE RUNTZ
What does being a Kerrits Ambassador mean to you?
Kerrits is one of the most wonderful brands I have encountered, and I have been in love with the Griptek breeches ever since I got my pair for showing. They make me feel safe and secure from Dressage to Cross Country. As well as having quality products, I love the sense of community that Kerrits provides to riders everywhere.
Being A Kerrits Ambassador would mean so much to me. I love the brand and the opportunity would be so wonderful.
What are your passions as a rider and ambassador?
My true passion as a rider is to achieve what I didn't believe I could do six months ago. Six months ago, I left a barn that did not encourage my progress, where I jumped 2" and crossrails for a year and a half and just hoped for more. In the six months since I have moved, I have moved up to coursing 2"9', I completed a Beginner Novice level Event, and my confidence has grown by leaps and bounds. My goal for next year is a move up to Novice, which six months ago would have seemed impossible. My passion as a rider is also to inspire others to find the courage to reach their goals even when it seems impossible.
My passion as an ambassador is to proudly represent the brand I love and the brand I trust to take care of me in all 3 phases, through shows, at my barn, and on social media. I would love representing this brand along my journey to Training level and beyond.
What is your connection to Kerrits?
My friend gave me a hand me down pair of Kerrits tights and I was in love with the grip they gave me for dressage and the stick they gave me jumping, especially XC. I instantly knew I would need to get several pairs of breeches for showing and schooling, as well as a few shirts and whatever else I could afford