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Team rider: Kaylawna Smith

Meet Team Rider Kaylawna Smith

Discipline: Eventing
Temecula, California

Kaylawna grew up in the equestrian world. She is the assistant rider to both Tamie and Heather, and in addition grooms for Heather at competition. Kaylawna has competed in multiple preliminary level competitions and at the One-Star level. In 2014, she placed 9th at the NAJYRC 1* with her mount, London Calling OHF. Kaylawna was an assistant for Dressage rider Niki Clarke. Not only did she get to ride and groom many very talented horses but she was able learn how to ride true Dressage. During her time spent working for Niki, Kaylawna, competed in an FEI Prix St. George where she finished in 2nd and 3rd place. At the end of 2019, Kaylawna was named to the 2020 USEF U25 Program Eventing Assessment Program. Kaylawna is grateful for the opportunity that was given to her to work as Niki’s right hand and one of the top dressage riders in the United States. Kaylawna is enjoying running the Next Level Eventing Riding Academy as the head trainer and is excited to promote the sport of eventing.

I feel connected to my horse when:

I am grooming them before my ride.

Why I love Kerrits:
I love Kerrits for how well they represent their company, connecting with such a wide variety of riders. Their clothing is also the best around!

My most memorable moment as a rider:
Competing at NAJYRC in 2014!

My favorite place to buy Kerrits:

Mary’s Tack & Feed in Del Mar, CA


Kaylawna's Kerrits Favorites

SAPPHIRE::variant::Ice Fil Lite Short Sleeve Riding Shirt

Ice Fil® Lite Long Sleeve Riding Shirt

SAND::variant::Crossover II Full Seat Breech

Affinity® Long Sleeve Show Shirt

WHITE::variant::GRIPTEK II Full Seat Breech

Crossover II® Knee Patch Breech

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