Kim Farlinger started riding at the age of seven and soon after went to her first show. She quickly progressed through the ranks from pony hunter, junior hunter to equitation and by the time she was fourteen, was competing successfully in the jumper ring as well. It became obvious that with Kim’s natural talent combined with her dedication, hard work and love for horses she would have a career as a professional rider, trainer and coach.
Kim’s International career began at nineteen by winning the North American Young Riders CSI-J Individual Gold Medal at the 2003 Championships. Kim was also awarded the Jump Canada Youth Bursary for equestrian excellence. In 2004, Kim won the Molson Canadian Three Star gold medal at the Spruce Meadows Summer Tournaments and subsequently was invited to represent Canada at the prestigious Spruce Meadows Masters, the richest show jumping tournament in the world. Closing the 2004 season with a second place finish in the highly contested Canadian Show Jumping Championships held at the Royal Horse Show, Kim’s impressive achievements throughout the year resulted in her being named to the Canadian Equestrian Team’s short list.
Since that time, Kim has enjoyed tremendous results. In 2005 an individual fourth place finish at the North American Young Riders CSI-YR Championships, a second consecutive Gold medal in the Molson Three Star Award and numerous internationally ranked grand prix placings, Kim finished the year in fourth place nationally on the FEI World Rider Rankings list. Securing her position on Canada’s short list, Kim’s accomplishments also resulted in a sponsorship with “Team Molson”; a program for aspiring world class show jumping athletes as well as Antares Sellier France.
In 2006, Kim was invited to represent Canada at CSI-W Rio de Janeiro where she earned The Leading Foreign Rider Award.
In 2007, Kim had more than a dozen Grand Prix placings including a victory in the Scotia Cup at Spruce Meadows. In recognition of her results throughout the year, Kim was once again chosen to represent Canada as an individual at The Spruce Meadows Masters, as well as being one of only 2 riders to qualify for the International division at the Royal Horse Show. In 2008, Kim kept up her momentum with victory in Thermal California in the HITS $25,000 Grand Prix as well as numerous grand prix placings. Continued success in 2009 and 2010 with victories in the $50,000 Palgrave Classic Grand Prix and $30,000 HSBB Grand Prix has kept Kim amongst the top in the sport of show jumping in Canada.
Kim has continued to make a name for herself both in and out of the show ring as an exceptional rider, trainer and coach. She is as dedicated to the success of her students as she is to her own.
Terri Brent, originally from Markham, Ontario, has been a part of the horse industry for many years, on many levels. With a strong passion for the horse, Terri believes in the fundamentals of true horsemanship. Her dedication to the basics of correct equitation combined with a proven system of progressive training provides a strong foundation for success of horse and rider.
Terri has many years of experience at International competition, with knowledge in all aspects of the sport. Success requires an entire team working towards a common goal and Terri has proven to be a vital part of this team. Her dedication and expertise has helped many riders realize their goals.
Terri began her career like any horse crazy kid, spending hours in the barn doing all kinds of jobs in return for riding lessons. She experienced success as a rider herself right up to the National Open Jumper level. She now prides herself in helping other riders become the best that they can be as co-owner at Kim Farlinger Stables. With extensive knowledge of top horse care she also shares her horsemanship skills to create well rounded athletes both in and out of the show ring.