Jan 13, 2024

Kerrits Returns as the Official Competition & Training Apparel of the USEA

By Kaleigh Collett - USEA Staff | Press Release

The United States Eventing Association, Inc. (USEA) is pleased to announce that Kerrits will be extending their partnership as the “Official Competition and Training Apparel of the USEA” for 2024 and 2025. Kerrits will also support the following USEA programs and events through their partnership: “Silver Sponsor of the USEA American Eventing Championships,” “Contributing Sponsor of the Adult Team Championships at the AEC,” “Contributing Sponsor of the USEA Emerging Athletes U21 Program,” “Contributing Sponsor of the USEA Young Event Horse Program,” “Contributing Sponsor of the USEA Intercollegiate and Interscholastic Eventing Championships,” and “Contributing Sponsor of the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention.”

As part of Kerrit’s support of the EA21 program, the company served as the “Official Merchandise Kit Provider of the USEA EA21 National Camp.” Kerrit’s generously provided embroidered polos, long sleeve shirts, hats, and jackets to all the national camp athletes for their daily uniforms. The EA21 National Camp took place on Jan. 2-6, 2024 and allowed 18 talented Young Riders to gain valuable experience training under USEA EA21 Director of Coaching, David O’Connor.

EA21 National Camp athletes modeling their Official Merchandise Kits! USEA/Atalya Boytner photo

“We are thrilled to continue our corporate sponsorship with the USEA as the Official Training and Competition Apparel Sponsor,” said Mary Hallissey, Vice President of Sales at Kerrits. “Our particular focus towards the EA21 program, Intercollegiate Championships, and Adult Team Championships align with our core values of inclusivity and accessibility to all in Equestrian sports. Partnering with the USEA is an honor and we are excited to continue evolving our relationship in the coming years.”

The humble beginnings of the Kerrits we know and love today started in 1986 when windsurfer Kerri Kent became frustrated by the ill-fitting bathing suits that were on the market for her sport and went on a mission to create women’s athletic apparel that truly fit and flattered. After garnering national recognition for her suits, Kent was approached by an equestrian company CEO who asked her to design a line of clothing for women who shared her other passion of horses. With simple packs of carrots seeds as hangtags, Kerrits Performance Equestrian Apparel took root.

Kerrits knows the needs of women who ride because they are women who ride. The company is devoted to creating riding clothes that fit well, work hard, and boost their customers’ confidence in and out of the saddle. Designed using the most cutting-edge fabrics with constant input from their community of riders across all disciplines, Kerrits strives to continue to improve their clothing every season.

Close up of the Kerrits show shirt that was provided as part of the "Official Merchandise Kit of the USEA EA21 National Camp." USEA/Atalya Boytner photo

“We are grateful to have Kerrits’ continued support as the ‘Official Competition and Training Apparel of the USEA’ for the coming years,” said USEA CEO Rob Burk. “Kerrits is a popular, well-respected brand amongst the eventing community, and we are lucky to have them as a partner. If you are searching for high-quality, stylish riding apparel, look no further than our partners at Kerrits!”

To shop Kerrits’ line of competition and training apparel, please visit kerrits.com.

About the United States Eventing Association

The USEA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization committed to providing eventing enthusiasts with a competitive level suited to their individual skills. By assisting and educating competitors, event organizers, and officials; maintaining responsible safety standards; and registering qualified competitions and clinics, the USEA offers a strong and continuous training opportunity for an ever-expanding field of world-class competitors. Just as importantly, the USEA provides a means for all riders, regardless of age or ability, to experience the thrill of eventing. To learn more, visit www.useventing.com.

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