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 (1994-07-09) (age 21)
Armonk, New York, U.S.[1]
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.[2] 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.[3] Kessler is also an Ambassador for JustWorld International, a charity supporting education and healthcare in developing countries.[4]

Horses[edit]

Kessler has 7 competition horses:

  • Cylana, a 2002 chestnut Belgian Warmblood mare, owned by Reed Kessler [2]
  • Ligist, 2000 bay Swedish Warmblood gelding, owned by Reed Kessler
  • KS Stakki, a 2005 bay Hanoverian mare, owned by Kessler Show Stables and Wendy Smith[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]
  • Charity 33, a 2005 bay Westphalian mare, owned by Kessler Show Stables [8]
  • Up des Chaines, a 2008 chestnut Selle Francais gelding, owned by Kessler Show Stables

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

2013 Results[edit]

Only 1st to 5th-place results are shown.

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dunham, Jillian (May 9, 2012). "Teenage Rider May Reset the Bar". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-07-27. 
  2. ^ a b Dunham, Jillian (May 9, 2012). "Teenage Rider May Reset the Bar". The New York Times. 
  3. ^ Joyce, Taylor (September 30, 2013). "Kessler Makes A Change". The Chronicle of the Horse. 
  4. ^ "Reed Kessler". JustWorld International. Retrieved June 27, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Stakki 2 & Reed Kessler: A Talented New Duo For Team USA". The American Hanoverian Society. February 16, 2014. 
  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. 
  8. ^ "Charity 33 to Reed Kessler". World of Showjumping. September 4, 2013. 

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