Chloe Taylor, Dressage Young Rider: 2KGrey
We are so excited to welcome Chloe Taylor to our stylish equestrian family.
Chloe Taylor started her riding career around 3 years ago. When she got her first horse, a four year old dutch Warmblood they began showing at first and second level dressage. They competed together at the region 9 championships winning junior first level reserve champion and junior second level champion. Soon after, she began training with Olympian Tina Konyot.
According to The Chronicle of the Horse , before the Wellington Classic Dressage Cup on March 19-20, Chloe had never competed above second level, but when she cantered down centerline for her first FEI test, she had the best possible partner in Calecto V- whom 2KGrey has named a style of jean (which Chloe proudly sports!).
The 17-year-old rider had just over a week to get to know Tina Konyot’s Olympic and World Equestrian Games mount before putting in a 66.62 percent for second in an FEI Junior Team test in Wellington, Fla.
“I’d only been riding him for a week, so I wasn’t expecting anything amazing, and I was still trying to get him bent through our corners. My main concern was getting the tempo for my strength. I have to just keep the tempo or else he gets a little slow behind,” said Taylor.
Konyot rode the Danish Warmblood (Come Back II—Bahera, Rastell) in the 2012 Olympics (London), the 2014 Reem Acra FEI World Cup Final (France) and the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in 2010 (Ky.) and 2014 (France.). Following their contribution to the fourth-placed United States team at last year’s World Games, Konyot celebrated her career with the 17-year-old stallion by taking a gallop on the beach before he returned to the States for a two-month vacation.
Taylor, who is a classically trained ballerina, only started riding two years ago after an injury prevented her from continuing to dance.
“[Dressage] is exactly like ballet,” she said. “I think ballet just gave me the body control, the body awareness, the discipline. It set me up for [dressage].”
Chloe and Calecto V than went on to win two bronze medals and a fourth place ribbon at NAJYRC. Chloe continues to train on her two horses, and hope to show in the winter circuit in Wellington
Chloe’s Favorite Intrepid Product:
“I am new to the 2kGrey brand, however from the moment I received my first pair of jeans I knew I was hooked. They are a stylish alternative to riding breeches that you can wear in public without getting “the stare”. Being so versatile and cute these jeans are sure to make an impression. I highly recommend!!”- Chloe Taylor