A native of Sydney, Australia, Kim is an international Grand Prix dressage rider. In 2015 Kim and her horse, Leonardo, were named to the Australian Equestrian Team High Performance Squad for the Olympics and WEG for 2015-2020. The pair represented Australia in the CDIO3* Nations Cup in 2015 and 2016. They were Shadow Team members for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Kim has owned and trained Leonardo since he was a just backed 3 year old. Kim became a US citizen in 2007 and still represents Australia in international competitions.
Kim is a USDF Certified Instructor through Fourth Level, a graduate with Distinction from the USDF “L” Program for Judge Training and a CLS 5* rated trainer. Kim has earned her USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medals on self started and trained horses. She has a very diverse riding background in eventing, show jumping, dressage and even held an amateur flat and steeplechase racing license as a teenager. Kim enjoys bringing along her horses from the beginning and has not only been successfully brought along her current Grand Prix horse, Leonardo, but her younger horse, Frasier, has now begun his FEI career as well. Both horses were very successful in the young horse classes and both won as 5 year olds at Dressage at Devon. In 2014, Frasier, was the overall young horse performance champion at the Devon CDI.
Kim’s background is somewhat unique for a grand prix rider as she holds a Bachelor degree in Food and Nutrition and an MBA in marketing and finance. She has extensive experience in marketing, brand management and product development up to the executive level at Kraft, Nabisco and Internatonal Paper both for consumer products and business to business.
Kim runs a successful training and teaching business in the Memphis, Tennessee area and spends the winter training and competing in Wellington, Florida.