Reed Kessler

Reed Kessler - Connolly's RED MILLS Ambassador

Hometown: Guttecoven, the Netherlands and Lexington, Kentucky

Competes for: USA

Notable Achievements: Winner of the 2012 Olympic Trials and Member of the U.S. London Olympic Team, Won the 5* Queen Elizabeth II Cup Calgary 2013, Longines Rising Star award 2013, Winner in 5* WEF Grand Prix Qualifiers weeks five and nine 2016. 

Current String of Horses: Cylana, Cos I Can, Soraya de L'Obsination, Ligist, Aspen, Cassy du Faurieu, Quincy 162 and Up des Chaînes.

Biography: Reed's parents have been riding for over 35 years and so naturally, she was born into a 'horsey' family. Being able to ride before she could walk was never in doubt.

Their love of horses is what makes the Kessler family so close. Reed and her mom, Teri, took care of their pony and horse in the backyard during Reed's childhood and her desire to become a Grand Prix rider grew from there. Reed had plenty of success as a junior and young rider, primarily taking off from her win in the 2012 Olympic Trials and appearance on the London Olympic team.

After seven years of incredible learning at Katie Prudent's, Reed moved to Germany to train with Marcus Ehning. She now lives close to Maastricht in the Netherlands where she has started up her own yard. Reed hopes to keep working towards more championship teams and medals. 

Speed Test - Question and Answers

First Riding Memory: Steering my pony ShaSha to get Winnie the Pooh (my stuffed bear) from a tree my mom put him in

First Ponies Name: ShaSha

Career Highlight: Winning the U.S. Olympic trials

Greatest Riding Influence: Katie Prudent

Favourite Way to Unwind: Kickboxing

Dream Dinner Guests: Nelson Mandela, Emma Watson and Ryan Reynolds

Childhood Hero: Beezie Madden

Latest News Posts about Reed

More Success for RED MILLS Ambassadors

04 July 2016

It has been another incredible two months for the RED MILLS Ambassadors, whose horses continue to shine on the world stage - benefiting from the availability of RED MILLS top quality products wherever they are in the globe.

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Reed Kessler Joins Connolly's RED MILLS

08 April 2016

​Irish-owned horse feed company Connolly’s RED MILLS have announced a new nutritional partnership with one of America’s brightest young showjumping stars, Reed Kessler.

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