Ambassador: SHELBY WOOD
What does being a Kerrits Ambassador mean to you?
Being a Kerrits Ambassador means an opportunity to wear functional AND funky riding apparel. I love that Kerrits has found a way to marry function, with safety while still being fashionable enough to wear out before/after trips to the barn. As a Kerrits Ambassador it means having the opportunity to continue having fun with "bolder" attire than what you'd traditionally expect in the dressage arena. I love to have fun with what I wear both in and out of the barn, and can now do that thanks to Kerrits!!
What are your passions as a rider and ambassador?
My main passion is having fun with my horse! I started out eventing and ended up falling in to a situation where my horse was given to me. He may not have been what I would've picked if I had a ton of money to buy a horse, but he's really been an amazing first horse! What's most important to me is our bond - constantly exploring what he enjoys, and what helps him stay fit. While he's getting a bit older, and a bit stiffer riding 5 and 6 days a week has been really important to help manage his arthritis. He's one of my best buddies and we spend a lot of time together! I'd love to have the opportunity to do that while looking fashionable both in the arena and out on the trails with my best buddy, Kidd.
What is your connection to Kerrits?
I first picked up a pair of Kerrits a few years ago because they were functional, fashionable and affordable. I work hard to support my horse, and my passion of riding. That means I don't have hundreds of dollars to spend on breeches or outerwear, so when I do stop at Dover or Smartpak I'm really careful in that quality of material, and the functionality of every item I purchase. I love Kerrits products!