C4 Belts it so estactic to have such a great ambassador be a part of the C4 team for the past two years! Her tally for the 2017 C4 Belts Ambassador Program came in at an outstanding 102.78 points! We wanted to share more about Chrsitina Kelly, so we asked her to tell us a little bit about herself and her journey.
'My name is Christina Kelly, I'm from Illinois and work a "odd shift" five days a week. Riding and horses are my passion! I have been a C4 Ambassador for two years now and love every moment of it!!
I am currently showing eventing and dressage. I have an almost 14 year old Quarter Horse, Vindictive Villain, that I got when he was a 6 and was doing western pleasure/HUS. We started eventing together, so we have had some ups and downs, but our partnership is amazing! We have competed Novice for a few years and have plans to move up to Training this year, and to qualify for 2019/2020 AEC's in Kentucky!!! We have achieve Bronze, Silver, and Gold medals at Novice. We also have achieved our USDF Bronze Medal and are working on starting our scores for Silver medal, showing 4th Level in 2018 prior to the start of eventing season for us.
I LOOOOOVE C4 belts because of their ability for everyone to have a little bit more personality in their style. The belts have so many different designs you can change them for how you are feeling that day or what your outfit is like! The belts last so long compared to the way normal belts wear out. Their other products, jacket/socks/hats/fleeces are so comfortable!! I recommend them to all my friends. I personally have about 14 of them and I wear them all the time. I love that I can match them so well with my show attire and my every day clothes!
My advice for other riders, is that no matter how many times you get knocked down, hit a wall in your training, or any other issue that may come up, Get up, get on and RIDE! Our sport is a tough one and there are a lot of downs on this roller coaster ride. And no matter how "small" the accomplishment is, its a big DEAL. It makes for a better partnership and understanding of yourself and your equine partner! You may feel sometimes that "what's the point, maybe we should stop", just remember when you reach an accomplishment that you have been working so hard for, that feeling of accomplishment will outweigh all of those times you were knocked down.'
Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway - John Wayne