Kim has been around horses all her life. As a child, she grew up showing in Texas winning many ribbons and championships in the Hunter, Jumper and Equitation classes over the years. She continued her education at Texas A&M University graduating in 1989 with a Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Sciences. During her time at school, Kim gained valuable experience while working at Texas A&M Large Animal Clinic.
Kim established Tally Ho Farm in 1993. Over the next four years Kim built the business in Iowa Park, Texas into a small boarding facility with twenty five students and a show team. In 1997, Kim sold the Iowa Park facility and moved to Conroe, Texas where she continued to offer riding lessons and training on a contract basis at an established riding facility in Conroe. In 2002, Kim and husband, Dale, purchased an existing facility east of The Woodlands where Tally Ho Farm currently provides a majority of its services.
Kim became a certified riding instructor in 1994 through the American Riding Instructor Certification Program (ARICP). Kim serves as staff and as a testing administrator for the organization. Kim was recognized as the 1999 Instructor of the Year by ARIA.
In 2010, Kim was in the first group of applicants to attain certification from the United Sates Hunter Jumper Association and obtain the title of Certified Trainer from this prestigious organization. The criteria for this certification can found at USHJA Trainer Certification Program.
Since developing Tally Ho Farm, Kim's teaching system has led clinets to great success in the show ring. Kim's clients have earned top honors at the local level, in the hunter and jumper division, the equitation finals and the Grand Prix level. Even more than winning ribbons, Kim prides herself on developing horsemanship in her students. She works with riders of all levels and has a wide cross section of students. Kim loves what she does and it shows! This facility epitomizes Kim's career and is her life-long calling.
Kim can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.