* Five time national champion specializing in classical training methods with over 30 years of competitive dressage experience.
*Offering lessons in dressage test strategy with a greater understanding of the
training scale at a fun, relaxed and safe environment
*Trainer of Champion horses and coach of champion
riders from Training to FEI.
Cell (760) 207-7117
More about Kim
Kimberly Monk knew from the age of 3 that she wanted to dedicate her life to horses. She was first introduced to dressage 1981 in England when she went to school at the Moat house in Benenden Kent England. Passing the British horse society's Horse masters, and instructor exam she returned to California.
Answering an ad in the CDS dressage letters looking for dressage riders. Kim was hired for the Kingdom of the dancing stallions show in California which featured 36 Andalusian Stallions. The two-year span was a great learning experience for upper level training. She would work over time for no money just for the experience and working hand in hand with Spanish riding school and German masters. Before the age of 20 Kim had leaned every act and was put in management position of back stage along with all 36 stallions.
She was struck by the precision, discipline and beauty of dressage and Dressage became the guiding force in Kim life and for over 30 years she has vigorously pursued her dream in this sport. In 1985 while Kim was a instructor in San Juan Capistrano Medieval times hired monk to train their horses and open the first castle in the USA. For over two years during the day Kim taught and trained in San Juan Capistrano Ca. Then drove to Anaheim to train knights and performed in two shows six days a week.
After many shows and five rose parades later she Decided to focus on her competitive career. Kim was now working with Hilda Gurney and her stallion Temerario VII was ready to compete at first level. Monks Stallion Temerario VII competed and won Regionally and USDF all breed awards from first level to Intermediate II. At age 19 Temerario VII now a Grand prix stallion was retired from competition in 1999 and is a sound Breeding stallion in Colorado. Kim's education in dressage has been greatly influenced most significantly by her trainer and coach two-time Olympian Hilda Gurney. She has also been fortunate to Clinic with Natural Horsemanship experts where she learned to be assertive and not aggressive, light but not ineffective. This also gave Kim great knowledge to help the Owners gain the same respect as she did with the horses and this is why the majority of the owners ride and compete there own horses in her barn.