Kim grew up in Park City, Utah riding western, but fell in love with jumping, and moved east at the age of 16 to become a working student training with Katie Monahan Prudent and John Madden. She attended Drew University in NJ while working for the Leone family and returned to work as an assistant trainer with Ms. Prudent before starting her own show stable in 1998.

Kim has made a name for herself both as a rider and a trainer.

Over the years, Kim has participated on 20 Nations Cup teams and had three World Cup Qualifier wins.  In 2005, she was the top American in the World Cup Finals in Las Vegas, NV where she earned a fifth place finish.  She has been on Nations Cup teams in Aachen Germany, Hickstead England, Dublin Ireland, La Baule France, Rome Italy, Rotterdam The Netherlands, Falsterbo Sweden, St. Gallen Switzerland, Helsinki Finland and Wellington FL, to name a few.

In the World Equestrian Games (WEG) of 2002, she placed first in both the first and fifth rounds.  In the 2006, WEG she placed first in the fifth round. 

In 2000, she set the record for two Grand Prix wins in twenty-four hours in two different states -- Columbia MD and Albany OH.

Kim was a member of the 2016 Miami Glory League Team on the Global Champions Tour with teammates Scott Brash, Georgina Bloomberg, Kent Farrington and Jessica Mendoza.  In 2017, She was a member of the Miami Glory League Team on the Global Champions Tour with teammates Scott Brash, Georgina Bloomberg, Cain O’Connor and Paris Sellon .

As a trainer, Kim has selected and trained top horses for herself and her clients including Marlou, Colette K James, Conowara, Vegas, Madonna, Bella Baloubet, Swinny du Parc and Zecillie to name a few. 

She has had students that have seen great success in the horse show ring including: Chloe Reid, Christine McCrae, Alison Firestone Robitaille, Katherine Miracle, Catherine Passmore, Kat Barkema, Adele Norton and Isabel Norton.

Kim has also acted as analyst at televised events.  Her work has included Series on Animal Planet, NBC Sports Network, Fox Sports, Washington International Horse Show, The National Horse Show, as well as The Global Champions Tour.

 

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Growing up in a family whose sole foundation is built on horses, it was no question what direction Lillibet’s future was headed. Her parents first put her on a horse at six months old and she has yet to look back. While pursuing her junior career under the eye of Denice Perry in the hunters and equitation, Lillibet also found time to verse herself in other aspects of the horse world. From being a veterinary technician at Spurlock Equine Associates, working for her uncle, top flat track trainer Graham Motion, grooming and riding polo ponies, to foxhunting, Lillibet has done it all. 

While in high school, and still competing on the A show circuit, Lillibet discovered the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) where she helped Foxcroft School’s Equitation Team to many victories through out her four years of attendance. Lillibet continued her IHSA participation in college where she received several high point rider awards and also became captain of both her University of the South and Georgia Southern Equestrian teams. After leaving Georgia Southern University with a degree in studio art and a minor in business and education, Lillibet went to work for Sloane Coles at her Spring Ledge Farm in the Plains, VA as assistant trainer and barn manager.

After two years of learning and growing, Lillibet moved on to assistant trainer at Rushy Marsh Farm where she and Kim formed a partnership that is still going strong.