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Kylee McKereghan is a USDF Bronze & Silver Medalist and 3rd Generation horsewoman born & raised on SpringSong Welsh Pony and Cob farm. She started riding at age 3, and has taken her ponies & cobs to any Regional & National Championships. Kylee began training at age 8 and became the co-trainer and rider for SpringSong. She started riding dressage at 10 and with her Section C Welsh Pony had many wins, including the USDF All Breed Award. She joined Dressage4 Kids and had the privilege of riding with dressage trainer Lendon Gray. She was invited to participate in the Robert Dover Horsemastership Clinic in Wellington and was nominated for The USDF Shining Star. An opportunity in the summer of 2018 took Kylee to Germany to ride at the Hanoverian Verband and train youngstock at a GRP farm. Kylee has had the honor to ride with many great teachers including Robert Dover, Courtney King Dye, Jeremy Steinberg, and Christophe Theallet. Kylee was a working student through middle & high school and is now based in South Carolina where she is the Assistant Trainer at Indarra Dressage with Head Trainer Justine Wilson. Her current horse is a Hanoverian mare named Red Riding Hood. Her goals for this year include qualifying for the US Dressage Finals and the FEI 4 Year Olds, competing in the FEI Ring and U25. With her hard work and dedication, Kylee is a rising star in the Dressage arena! She is excited to partner with Canter Culture as she loves The Athletic Breech’s fit and fun colors. They are her favorite schooling wear!
Justine Wilson is the Head Trainer at Indarra Dressage based in Taylors, SC. She is a USDF Silver & Gold medalist, and the Vice President of the South Carolina Dressage and Combined Training Association. As a rider, she has had tremendous success in the USEF/Markel/FEI Young Horse Program through CDI and Grand Prix and has been selected multiple times for the USEF Young and Developing Horse programs. In her time as a rider/trainer she has had the opportunity to work with Charlotte Dujardin, Oded Shimoni, Christine Traurig and Charlotte Bredahl. She also owns and competes several top Dressage stallions which she stands for select breeding in the US and Canada and takes tremendous pride in breeding, training and competing her own young stock. Justine wanted to partner with Canter Culture because she loves our Athletic Breech – they are so comfortable she forgets she’s wearing breeches when she has them on, and when she wears them outside of the barn running errands, she even gets compliments from non-horse people on how cute are!
Winner of the 2022 Markel/USEF Developing Grand Prix National Championship and member of the USEF Dressage Development Program, Claire Darnell is a USDF Bronze, Silver & Gold Medalist with Distinction and recipient of the USDF Bronze, Silver & Gold Freestyle Bars and Diamond Award. She has competed in 12 USEF National Dressage Championships and has won USDF Regional Championship titles through Grand Prix, in addition to numerous USDF Horse of the Year titles. With extensive experience training horses & riders through the FEI levels, Claire provides a goal-oriented training system for horses and riders of all levels, in-person or online, in addition to offering a collection of quality sales horses. Claire wanted to partner with Canter Culture because she loves the flattering & comfortable fit of our Athletic Breech, as well as the grippiness of the seat & compression of the fabric. She is also excited to partner with a women-owned small business based in Texas, her home state for many years!
Shannon Rust is a Dressage Rider, owner of Rust Equestrian LLC in Virginia, saddle fitter, and entrepreneur! She has horses competing from FEI 4yo to PSG and is actively building her business in showing and sales. Shannon wanted to partner with Canter Culture because first and foremost, they are woman-owned and innovative. CC offers a unique, quality product that can be worn for hours in the hot weather, aka, Virginia & Florida where she spends most of her time. And who doesn’t love a great grip and perfectly placed pockets on a pair of breeches? She is excited to be a part of the team!
Ardent FEI Event rider Ashleigh Rauen doesn’t let the rainy Pacific Northwest cramp her style. With a passion for developing young horses, she has trained several from scratch to Winners at Preliminary level Eventing. Her well established program in the heart of the Puget Sound also boasts a bustling Sales Program – she loves to play match-maker! One of the rare Event riders that actually enjoys Dressage, she spent years as a globe-trotting Working Student for top professionals. She is a USDF Bronze Medalist, with her Silver written in permanent marker on her bucket list. With a big love of outdoor life, she is also an avid member of the Woodbrook Hunt Club (a drag hunt). As a totally self-made Trainer / woman in sports / woman business owner, she is proud to partner with a female owned brand. Canter Culture breeches are fashionable, functional, and BOLD to boot!
Allison Gerlt is an FEI dressage trainer with her USDF Bronze, Silver, and Gold medals with distinction based in Ocala, FL. She has competed multiple times in CDIs in Wellington and the World Equestrian Center, as well as Festival of Champions for Developing Grand Prix and U25 Brentina Cup. She runs her training & sales business out MapleWork Farm, with a focus on high quality care and training plans for individual riders and their horses. A few years ago she branched out into developing young horses and believes starting horses from the beginning and showing them the way towards success is an incredible journey that has been invaluable as a rider and coach. She trains under Belinda Nairn and Anne Gribbons who fully support her ambitions as a competitor and trainer. As someone who spends most of her working day in the saddle, riding apparel is something she is extremely selective about. When she heard about Canter Culture through a client, she knew she had to try a pair. Functional, comfortable, stylish, and economical – she was hooked. “I refuse to back anything I don’t believe in, so I am thrilled to join Canter Culture’s team!”
Celsiana William is a USDF Bronze and Silver Medalist working for dressage trainer Brian Hafner in Ocala, Florida. Celsiana grew up in Northern California riding ponies from the age of 7. She drew upon that experience while training her Oldenburg mare that she bought as a 4-year-old and has been competing for the past 6 years. Together, Celsiana and Prima Ballerina won multiple Region 7 championships during their time in California. After moving to Florida, they became the 2022 Region 3 Champions and US Dressage Finals 4th Level Champions. In 2023, they earned a Team Gold, Individual Silver and Freestyle Bronze medal at the North American Youth Championships in the Young Rider Division. Her goal for the next year is to compete in the Small Tour and continue working towards her Gold Medal. Celsiana wanted to partner with Canter Culture because she loves the unique and innovative style of their breeches. The fact that she can ride comfortably in them all day in the Florida heat, and know that she will also get compliments on them outside the barn, is what makes her very excited to join the Canter Culture team!