Kim was born and raised in San Jose, California. Her mother and father specialized in breeding and showing golden retrievers, giving animals a consistent placement in Kim’s life. From a very young age she was put in charge of feeding, grooming, and showing her family’s goldens all over California.
Kim naturally took a liking to horses, and at the age of eight she began to ride. Her parents supported her love of riding by buying her a horse, but one was never enough. Kim constantly found herself undertaking jobs around the stables that allowed her to spend the entire day there. Throughout the years Kim trained in numerous disciplines including eventing as well as the jumpers.
Her passion for horses is a trait that has never faded over the years. Kim is constantly working to ensure that every horse is taken care of. Invariably the first one to arrive and last one to leave, we can always find Kim in the barn aisles spending time with a horse.
Kim has been part of Sandhaven Farm from the start. She began her time here as an all-around assistant with tasks ranging from grooming and making feeds, to riding, and even managing all of the vet work for each horse. Today with a 40-horse count, Kim is Sandhaven’s Manager. She teaches, rides, organizes, feeds, clips, and cares for all of the horses we have in training. She is always working to ensure that everything is done properly for the upcoming week, next show, or in preparation for a horse’s possible arrival or departure. Her attention to detail and memory of the horses is her biggest asset.
We have a large team at Sandhaven ensuring the safety of our horses. Kim is always there with the vets to guarantee that she knows all of the horses needs inside and out. She can make an impeccable care system and rehab plan, assuring that when our horses enter the show ring after some time off they are fully prepared.
As the manager, we are able to leave for shows in full confidence that everything is packed and ready for the horses going as well as taken care of at home with her watching over the barn.