ides for: USA
Top Horses: Cylana and Mika
Born: July 9, 1994 (17 years old)
Hometown: Armonk, New York
Currently dating: Tim Gredley (GBR)
Biggest win this year: tied for first in March’s Olympic Trials and split the 2012 USEF National Show Jumping Championship title with veteran Margie Engle.
Did you know: March’s Olympic Trials in Wellington, FL was the first time both Kessler and Cylana had ever jumped senior level heights. The two were ranked No. 1 on the long list for selection to the Olympic show jumping team after that.
Some previous wins: In 2010, Reed and Mika, were on the bronze medal winning team at the 2010 Adequan FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships. In February of 2010, Kessler and and Ligist won the Show Jumping Hall of Fame Junior Jumper Championship.
Her horses: Kessler has been riding Cylana for less than a year, but the two have grown together to the senior level very fast.“Both of them are, in my opinion, Olympic caliber horses. Cylana is just a freak. It’s not normal to have a horse for only a few months like we have and have a partnership like we have” said Kessler.
2012 Goal: 2012 London Olympic Games
Source: NBC Sports http://www.nbcolympics.com/athletes/athlete=reed-kessler/index.html
Photographer of featured B&W images: Kelly Klein in New York
Slideshow images sourced from Reed Kessler fan page on Facebook
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She currently has 2,827 likes…. I wonder how many more she will have after London