Reed Kessler

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Reed Kessler
2013 Longines Global Champions - Lausanne - 14-09-2013 - Reed Kessler et Soraya de l'Obstination 2.jpg
Reed Kessler and Soraya de l'Obstination
Personal information
Discipline Show Jumping
Born July 9, 1994
New York, New York
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Weight 119 lb (54 kg; 8 st 7 lb)

Reed Catherine Kessler (born July 9, 1994) is an American show jumping competitor based in Lexington, Kentucky. At 18 years old, Kessler qualified for the 2012 London Olympics, becoming the youngest rider in Show Jumping history to ever compete at the Games.[1] Kessler trained with her godparents Katie and Henri Prudent for seven years. In September 2013 she began training with Germany's Marcus Ehning and moved to his home base in Borken, Germany.[2] Kessler is also an Ambassador for JustWorld International, a charity supporting education and healthcare in developing countries.[3]

Horses[edit]

Kessler has 6 competition horses:

  • Cylana, a 2002 chestnut Belgian Warmblood mare, owned by Reed Kessler [4]
  • Mika, a 1999 bay Selle Francais gelding, owned by Reed Kessler
  • Ligist, 2000 bay Swedish Warmblood gelding, owned by Reed Kessler
  • Wolf S, a 2003 bay Dutch Warmblood gelding, owned by Iron Works Parters[5]
  • Soraya de L'Obstination, a 2002 chestnut Belgian Warmblood mare, owned by Kessler Show Stables[6]
  • Cos I Can, a 2003 bay Irish Sport Horse gelding, owned by Kessler Show Stables [7]

Past rides include Flight, Ice D'Ancoeur, Onisha and Pacha de Nantuel.

2013 Results[edit]

Only 1st-5th place results are shown.

Show Date Horse Height Position
Winter Equestrian Festival, Wellington, FL 01/15/2013 Ligist 1.45m 1st
Winter Equestrian Festival, Wellington, FL 02/26/2013 Ligist 1.45m 5th
Winter Equestrian Festival, Wellington, FL 02/26/2013 Cylana 1.50-1.60m 1st
Winter Equestrian Festival, Wellington, FL 03/19/2013 Mika 1.60m 5th
Winter Equestrian Festival, Wellington, FL 03/19/2013 Ligist 1.50m 4th
Winter Equestrian Festival, Wellington, FL 03/26/2013 Ligist 1.45m 4th
Winter Equestrian Festival, Wellington, FL 03/26/2013 Cylana 1.50m 4th
American Invatational, Tampa, FL 04/04/2013 Mika 1.60m 2nd
Le Saut Hermes Grand Prix, Paris, FR 04/14/2013 Cylana 1.60m 2nd
Spruce Meadows, Calgary, AB 06/05/2013 Wolf S 1.45m 3rd
Spruce Meadows, Calgary, AB 06/08/2013 Cylana 1.60m 2nd
Spruce Meadows, Calgary, AB 06/09/2013 Ligist 1.45m 2nd
Spruce Meadows, Calgary, AB 06/13/2013 Mika 1.60m 4th
Spruce Meadows, Calgary, AB 06/16/2013 Cylana 1.60m 2nd
Spruce Meadows, Calgary, AB 06/16/2013 Mika 1.50m 2nd
Spruce Meadows, Calgary, AB 06/27/2013 Ligist 1.50m 2nd

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dunham, Jillian (May 9, 2012). "Teenage Rider May Reset the Bar". The New York Times. 
  2. ^ Joyce, Taylor (September 30, 2013). "Kessler Makes A Change". The Chronicle of the Horse. 
  3. ^ "Reed Kessler". JustWorld International. Retrieved June 27, 2013. 
  4. ^ Dunham, Jillian (May 9, 2012). "Teenage Rider May Reset the Bar". The New York Times. 
  5. ^ Berreth, Lindsay (January 7, 2013). "Kessler Acquires New Mounts". The Chronicle of the Horse. 
  6. ^ Berreth, Lindsay (January 7, 2013). "Kessler Acquires New Mounts". The Chronicle of the Horse. 
  7. ^ Corum, Camille (September 4, 2013). "Kessler Acquires Cos I Can". The Chronicle of the Horse. 

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