Kim Walnes - the way of the horse

Are you yearning
to go beyond mere technique in your riding?   

Do you want to find that special connection that will help you create a great ride, every time?

   My passion is empowering, supportive teaching and training based in trust and classical principles of dressage and eventing.

   My commitment is to help you create a partnership that allows you and your horse to reach your highest potential.

   My gift is communication, gleaned from a lifetime of studying learning styles, biomechanics, alternative techniques, successful competition, confidence coaching, and—always—listening to the horses.

     I once had a dream of riding on the US EquestrianTeam, and I succeeded against great odds: I took The Gray Goose from a rebellious five-year-old to international success. We rode on the Team from 1980 to 1986, we won individual and team bronze medals at the 1982 World Championship, and we won Rolex.

   In 2012, Gray was inducted into the US Eventing Hall of Fame, and our partnership became the stuff of legend.

   Now my goal is to champion you and your horse as together we celebrate each step of fulfilling YOUR dream.


Kim Walnes with Gideon Goodheart


A compassionate and insightful teacher,

    Kim is singularly gifted with riders of all ages, disciplines, and experience levels. She enjoys custom-designing programs to help all riders reach their goals.

   Kim specializes in teaching you to train your own horse, and in rehabilitating horses who have "shut down." Learning with Kim Walnes, you'll also benefit from her many years of experience riding with the masters: Jack LeGoff, Bert deNemethy, George Morris, Sally Swift, Linda Tellington-Jones,  Anne Kursinski, Melanie Smith Taylor, Pam Goodrich, Gunnar Ostergaard, Jessica Ransehousen, Bettina Drummond, Colonel Christian Carde.

   To learn more, review Kim's history and credentials on the About Kim pages. Then read what her students say on the Student Comments page.    

   For more information about Kim's legendary horse The Gray Goose, see these videos:

    "Rate My Horse Pro" interview

   2012 US Eventing Association Hall of Fame induction ceremony

   Horseback Riding for America: The Olympic Equestrian Team, by David Hoffman  (This is a short clip; the full DVD is available from

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