For over 20 years Kimberly Dunlap has been involved in the Midwest and USDF Region II equestrian community as a rider, coach, trainer and clinician.
Kimberly has devoted her life to her education and has passionately studied Classical Dressage, horsemanship, and biomechanics. She is a USDF Bronze medalist and has ridden competitively to 4th Level herself. She has coached riders to competitive success from Intro/beginner through 4th Level as well and is currently working on completing the USDF "L" Judging program as well as her USDF Bronze Freestyle Bar.
Through the years Kimberly has worked with horses of many breeds, ranging from Imported Warmbloods, Thoroughbreds, Quarter Horses, Arabians, Friesians, Morgans, Mustangs, Appaloosas, Paints, Ponies, Drafts and everything in between - even Gaited!
She is especially passionate about helping non-traditional breeds transition successfully into Dressage or Western Dressage from other sports. She 110% believes that the study of classical horsemanship is for ALL horses and that, when done correctly, it brings out the most beautiful and most athletic version of each horse.
Her ongoing commitment to understanding conformation, equine psychology, biomechanics, physics and Classical Dressage theory make her well-rounded approach powerful and effective. Kimberly has a patient, clear way of communicating that allows her riders to progress through the levels with confidence and success, both in and out of the show ring.
She is the author and curator of The Science of Riding, a free resource for equine welfare and sound training practices. https://www.facebook.com/groups/scienceofriding
Kimberly is an EXCELLENT trainer and great person. I highly recommend her! She believes in you and your horse, is patient, explains concepts well, and puts the health and happiness of horse's before all.
~Heather Stille, Client since 2020