KATHRYN FLEMING-KUHN

Trainer/Instructor/Sales Liaison

 

Kate Fleming-Kuhn is a USDF Certified Instructor through Fourth Level and USDF Bronze, Silver (at age 16), and Gold Medalist (at age 21). Kate has trained horses and riders through Grand Prix with regional and national success. Kate's introduction to horses came early through her father, Dr. James Fleming. She began riding at StarWest as a junior rider in 1992, taking lessons with Alice Martin.

Kate continues her education under her long time mentor, Gerhard Politz, with whom she has ridden since 1998 in clinics and as a working student. Kate has also ridden regularly under Col. Christian Carde, Conrad Schumacher, Lilo Fore, and Neil and Cindy Ishoy.


Selected Accomplishments by Year

2017

Madroño XXXVI, owned by Jon & Pinky Noll

  • USDF National PSG Open - 4th Place
  • USDF Region 4 Championships PSG Open - 3rd Place
  • USDF Region 4 Championships Intermediare I Open - 3rd Place

Baylyn SW, owned by StarWest

  • USDF Region 4 Championships Training Level Open - 3rd Place
  • USDF Region 4 Championships First Level Open - 6th Place

2016

Westerstorm, owned by Phil Pan & Deb Klamen

  • USDF Region 2 Championships Intermediare II Open - 5th Place
  • USDF Region 2 Championships Grand Prix Freestyle Open - 5th Place

2015

2014

Westerstorm, owned by Phil Pan & Deb Klamen

  • USDF Region 4 Championships Intermediare B Open Reserve Champion - 64.702%
  • USDF Region 4 Championship Intermediare 1 Freestyle Reserve Champion - 70.125%
  • KWPN-NA #3 Intermediare Freestlye - 71.125%

2013

  • Accepted to USDF Junior Faculty

2012

Westerstorm, owned by Phil Pan & Deb Klamen

  • USDF Region 4 Reserve Champion PSG Open
  • USDF Horse of the Year Fourth Level Open #18 (68.689%, in his first year at the level)
  • KWPN-NA All Breeds #3 Fourth Level Open 68.689%

Dulcinea BF, owned by Jon & Pinky Noll

  • USDF Horse of the Year 4th Level Open #6 Kate Fleming-Kuhn and Dulcinea BF (71.081%)
  • American Hanoverian Society All Breeds Fourth Level Open #2 Kate Fleming-Kuhn and Dulcinea BF

Fonzarelli, owned by Corbitt & Kelly Griffith

  • USDF Materiale Horse of the Year 4/5 yo. Stallion or Gelding #8 77.800% (with Martin Kuhn also riding)
  • ISR Oldenburg All Breeds #3 (with Martin Kuhn and Kelly Griffith also riding) 72.321%
  • ISR Oldenburg All Breeds #2 Materiale 77.800% (with Martin Kuhn also riding)

Agathon JP, owned by StarWest

  • KWPN-NA All Breeds #3 First Level Open 72.241%

2011

  • Midwest Champion Training Level Open on StarWest's Agathon JP
  • Arabian Sport Horse Nationals Champion Half-Arab at Second Level on Jo & Katie Keim's RV Still Standing

2010

Aqua JP, owned by Harold & Caroline Bean

  • Reserve National Champion DG Bar Cup
  • USDF All-Breeds KWPN #3 Training Level Open (70.8%) [with owner Caroline Bean also riding]
  • PHR Silver Stirrup #5 Nationally at Training Level
  • PHR Silver Stirrup #5 Nationally at First Level

Allistair, owned by Corbitt & Kelly Griffith

  • USDF All-Breeds American Trakenher #3 PSG Open [with owner Kelley Griffith also riding]

RV Still Standing, owned by Jo & Katie Keim

  • Arabian Horse Association #1 Training Level Open Half-Arabian [with owner Katie Keim also riding]

2009

  • MidWest Reserve Champion at Third Level on Twin Creek Farms' Donna Eliza
  • USDF Region 4 Championships 6th Place at Second Level on Pat Fowler’s Golden Galaxy

2008

  • Ranked fifth in the country in selection trials for the USEF National Championship/Brentina Cup with Royal Flash
  • USDF All-Breeds Oldenburg/ISR #2 Training Level Open with Sue Bebrich’s Finesse (median score: 71.629%)

2007

  • Top Five KWPN-NA DG Bar Cup 3 yo. Materiale with StarWest's Zandreau JP
  • USDF Region 4 Champion Fourth Level Open on Ashley Fritzsche’s Levant
  • Participated in the Young Horse Dressage Trainer’s Symposium
  • Esther anderLaan Smith Memorial Trophy at Tempel Farm Show for High Percentage FEI ride on Royal Flash
  • Trainer/Coach of Region 2 North American Young Rider Team/Junior Olympic Team, 1st Alternate, Jordan Meadows and Lucero

2006

  • Selected as a demo rider for USDF National Symposium with the 4 yo. Hanoverian mare, Cinnamon
  • Won USDF Second Level Horse the Year aboard Phoenix (median score 72.766)
  • Trainer/Coach of Region 2 North American Young Rider Team/Junior Olympic Team, 1st Alternate, Jordan Meadows and Lucero
 

Educational Accomplishments in 2006

  • Graduated Valedictorian and Summa cum Laude from Illlinois College with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance
  • Earned Cumulative GPA of 4.0 at Illinois College (4 pt. scale)
  • Rammelkamp Scholar
  • Illinois Merit Scholar
 

2005

  • Coach of USEF FEI Junior Team Bronze Medalist, Jordan Meadows and Lerro
  • Awarded the Olympic Dream Program/European Training Trip through the Dressage Foundation

2004

  • High Point of USDF Region Four Championships on Bill & Julie Kellner’s Welt Bube

2003

  • First Alternate for Region 2 North American Young Rider Team/Junior Olympic Team with Pinky Noll’s Ariba of Aslan
  • Summer internship with Dr. Thomas Monfort, lameness specialist

2002

  • Summer internship with Dr. Thomas Monfort, lameness specialist
 

CONTACT

e: kate@starwestonline.net
f: kate.flemingkuhn
m: 217/972.0451
lifetime scores: centerlinescores.com