Ambassador: RYAN SCHUBINER
What does being a Kerrits Ambassador mean to you?
Being an ambassador would be an amazing opportunity. I love the Kerrits brand and all it has to offer. Your clothes are so comfortable, and they all you to express your style through the various cuts and colors that the brand has.
What are your passions as a rider and ambassador?
I do not own any horses, but I do ride the horses that my barn owns. They all are the best horses and ponies around, and I love them to death. They have the best, and most unique personalities to one another. They are all very different, which makes each a different, challenging ride. I have learned so much from each and every one of them. My passion as a rider is to be the best rider I can be, and not to compare myself to anyone else. I am my greatest competition in the sport, and I can only compare myself to me. I love riding, and I love being able to share the love of equestrianism with my barn family. If I become an ambassador, I will share my love for Kerrits with all of my barn friends as well.
What is your connection to Kerrits?
When I first started riding, I started at a summer riding camp. I knew nothing of proper riding clothing, and wore jeans, a T-shirt and tennis shoes. Every year, I met more and more horse obsessed kids at camp, who showed me the ropes and introduced me to the equestrian community. As I was exposed to the immense size of the sport and all of its specialties, my wardrobe expanded to nicer riding shirts, jodhpurs, and paddock boots. After many years of riding at summer camps, I finally convinced my parents I was ready to start taking weekly lessons during the school year. Once I started lessening at the barn I am currently at, they had a much more strict dress code than any camp I had ever been to, and that is when I started wearing Kerrits breeches. I choose them because, first of all, they had a huge range of sizes, perfect for a very petite 11 year old girl. Secondly, they were extremely comfortable to wear. Third, I loved how they included a packet of carrot seeds, perfect for an avid gardener like myself. I never got around to growing the carrots, usually because I would loose the packets or I would forget during planting season, but they did attract me to continue buying the brand.