Martin Kuhn

Trainer/Instructor/IT

Martin Kuhn is a USDF Certified Instructor through Fourth Level and a USDF Bronze, Silver & Gold Medalist.  Kuhn has trained horses through Grand Prix. Kuhn was introduced to dressage by his mother, Alice Martin.  He continues his education under long time mentor, Gerhard Politz, with whom he has ridden since 1998 in clinics and as an apprentice.  

Kuhn rides regularly under Cindy Ishoy and Gerhard Politz. Kuhn has had the privilege of riding regularly under Col. Christian Carde, Michael Poulin, Lilo Fore and, as a young rider, Conrad Schumacher,

 


Selected Accomplishments by Year

2016

Greystoke, owned & ridden by Jenna Upchurch

  • Coach/Trainer to NAJYRC Individual & Freestyle Gold Medalist & Team Silver Medalist

Rapson, owned by Brian & Colleen Rull

  • USDF National Finals Second Level Open Reserve Champion - 68.943%
  • USDF National Finals Third Level Open 6th Place - 70.299%
  • USDF Region 2 Championships Second Level Open 4th Place - 69.390%
  • USDF Region 2 Championships Third Level Open 3rd Place - 69.038%
  • St. Louis Area Dressage Second Level Open High Point
  • St. Louis Area Dressage Third Level Open High Point

Frazier, owned by Joe & Jodi Lemkemann

  • USDF National Finals Training Level Open Reserve Champion - 73.712%
  • USDF National Finals First Level Open 8th Place - 69.461%
  • USDF Region 2 Championships Training Level Open Reserve Champion - 73.636%
  • USDF Region 2 Championships First Level Open Reserve Champion - 73.750%

Paddington, owned by Leslie Burket

  • USDF Region 2 Championships Intermediare II Open 8th Place
  • USDF Region 2 Championships Grand Prix Open 6th Place - 62.100%
  • St. Louis Area Dressage Intermediare II Open Reserve High Point
  • St. Louis Area Dressage Grand Prix Open High Point

Delston, owned by Mike & Kari Felton

  • USDF Region 2 Championships Training Level Open 8th Place - 71.818%
  • Training Level Year Median: 71.820%
  • St. Louis Area Dressage Training Level Open High Point

Washburn SW, owned by StarWest

  • Inaugural Showing Year Training Level Year Median: 72.440%
  • Inaugural Showing Year First Level Year Median: 74.410%

2015

Greystoke, owned by StarWest

  • USDF Region 4 Championships Prix St Georges Open 5th Place - 67.895%
  • USDF Region 4 Championships Prix St Georges Open 4th Place - 69.611%

Malcolm James Kuhn

2014

Raisin Money, owned by Bart Collida & Michelle Inman

  • USDF Region 4 Championships Training Level Open 5th Place - 71.2%
  • USDF Region 4 Championships First Level Open 6th Place - 69.435%
  • USDF Training Level Open Horse of the Year #6 - 76.4%
  • USDF First Level Open Horse of the Year Reserve Champion - 76.613%
  • ISR/Oldenburg Training Level Open Champion - 76.4%
  • ISR/Oldenburg First Level Open Champion - 76.613%

Paddington, owned by Leslie Burket

  • USDF Region 4 Championships PSG Open Reserve Champion - 67.697%
  • USDF Region 4 Championships Intermediare 1 Open 4th place - 63.026%

Fonzarelli, owned by Corbitt & Kelly Griffith

  • USDF Region 4 Championships Third Level Open 8th place - 66.667%
 

2013

Endeavor, owned by Allison Gerlt with Jennifer Quirk & John Gerlt

  • USDF Training Level Open Horse of the Year #19 - 73% (with Allison Gerlt also riding)

Fonzarelli, owned by Corbitt & Kelly Griffith

  • USDF Region 4 Reserve Champion First Level Open - 73.468%
  • USDF Region 4 Second Level Open 5th place - 65.576%
  • USDF First Level Open National Championships 7th place - 67.688%
  • USDF First Level Open Horse of the Year #6 - 74% (with Kelly Griffith also riding)
  • USDF Second Level Open Horse of the Year #7 - 71%
  • ISR Oldenburg All Breeds #2 First Level Open 74% (with Kelly Griffith also riding)
  • ISR Oldenburg All Breeds #1 Second Level Open 71%

Greystoke, owned by StarWest

  • USDF Region 4 Third Level Open Championship 3rd place - 70.577%
  • USDF First Level Open National Championships 3rd place - 70.043%
  • USDF Third Level Open Horse of the Year #6 - 71%
  • USDF Third Level Open Horse of the Year #14 - 68%

Rubinstar, owned by StarWest

  • USDF Region 4 Fourth Level Open Champion - 71.250%
  • USDF Fourth Level Open National Championships 4th place - 67.208%

Paddington, owned by Leslie Burket

  • USDF Region 4 PSG Open Championships 5th place - 64.605%
 

2012

Greystoke, owned by StarWest

  • USDF Region 4 Champion Second Level Open
  • USDF Horse of the Year Second Level Open #8 (71.370%)
  • Oldenburg GOV All Breeds #3 Second Level Open

Manhattan, owned by Bill & Julie Kellner

  • Earned USDF Gold Medal on Manhattan who Martin trained to Grand Prix

Bakira, owned by Margaret MacGregor

  • USDF Region 4 Reserve Champion Training Level Open
  • American Trakehner Association All Breeds #4 Training Level Open (72.450%)

Fonzarelli, owned by Corbitt & Kelly Griffith*

  • USDF Materiale Horse of the Year 4/5 yo. Stallion or Gelding #8 77.800% (with Kate Fleming-Kuhn also riding)
  • ISR Oldenburg All Breeds #3 Training Level Open 72.321% (with Kate Fleming-Kuhn & Kelly Griffith also riding)
  • ISR Oldenburg All Breeds #2 Materiale 77.800% (with Kate Fleming-Kuhn also riding)
 

2011

Manhattan, owned by Bill & Julie Kellner

  • #1 Danish Warmblood Society of North America USDF All-Breeds Intermediare I Open (median score of 67.171%)

Greystoke, owned by StarWest

  • USDF Horse of the Year #9 First Level (median score of 72.414%)
  • USDF Horse of the Year #19 Training Level (median score of 73.518%)
  • USDF Region 4 Championships Reserve Champion at First Level Open (score of 72.419%)
  • USDF Region 4 Championships Reserve Champion at Training Level Open (score of 77.800%)
 

2010

Manhattan, owned by Bill & Julie Kellner

  • #1 Danish Warmblood Society North America USDF All-Breeds PSG Open (median score of 67.895%)

Kelly, owned by Phil Pan & Debra Klamen

  • #2 FAHANA USDF All-Breeds Fourth Level Open

Rubinstar, owned by StarWest

  • USDF Horse of the Year #9 Second Level (median score of 70.237%)

Greystoke, owned by StarWest

  • Won 5 & 6 Year Old Suitability to Become a Dressage Horse Class at Dressage at Devon
 

2009

Manhattan, owned by Bill & Julie Kellner

  • USEF Developing Horse National Championships (7-9 year old PSG), 9th place

Rubinstar, owned by StarWest

  • USDF Region 4 Reserve Champion at First Level
  • USDF Region 4 Championships, third place at Second Level
  • Midwest Reserve Champion First Level
  • USDF Horse of the Year #7 First Level (median score of 73.056%)
  • USDF Horse of the Year #17 Second Level (median score 69.411%)

Paddington, owned by Leslie Burket

  • USDF Region 4 Championships, third place at Third Level
  • USDF Region 4 Championships, 8th place at Second Level
  • Midwest Championships, 5th place at Third Level
  • Midwest Championships, 8th place at Second Level
  • #4 KWPN-NA USDF All-Breeds Third Level Open (median score of 67.093%)
 

2008

Rubinstar, owned by StarWest

  • USDF HOY #5 Training Level with Rubinstar (median score of 75.4)
  • Lamplight Training Level High Point with Rubinstar (83.5%)

Twilight, owned by BJ Rubin

  • Tempel Dressage Fourth Level High Point
  • CLD Classic FEI High Point

Kelly, owned by Phil Pan & Debra Klamen

  • USDF All-Breeds #1 FHANA Third Level
 

2007

  • USDF Region 4 Intermediare Freestyle Champion with Romulus
  • Trainer/Coach of Reg. 2 North American Young Rider Team, 1st Alternate, Jordan Meadows and Lucero
 

2006

 

  • Selected as a demo rider for USDF National Symposium with Ingrid Klimke on Remus
  • #4 KWPN-NA USDF All-Breeds Third Level Open on Remus
  • USDF All-Breeds #1 FHANA Third Level on Kelly owned by Phil Pan & Debra Klamen
  • Participated in Young Horse Trainer’s Symposium at Hilltop Farm as a demo rider
  • Trainer/Coach of Region 2 North American Young Rider Team/Junior Olympic Team, 1st Alternate, Jordan Meadows and Lucero
 

2005

 

  • Coach of USEF FEI Junior Team Bronze Medalist, Jordan Meadows and Lerro
  • Summer internship with Dr. Thomas Monfort, lameness specialist
 

2004

  • Awarded the Olympic Dream Program/European Training Trip through the Dressage Foundation
 

Educational Accomplishments in 2004

  • Graduated Summa cum Laude from Illinois College with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy & Writing
  • Earned Major GPA of 4.0 (4 pt. scale)
  • Mabel Kampert Koss Memorial Award in Philosophy
  • William Ireland Prize in Philosophy
  • Goldsborough Award in Humanities
 

2003

 

  • Member of Bronze Medal winning Region 2 North American Young Rider Team/Junior Olympic Team with Romulus
 

2002

  • Member of Gold Medal winning Region 2 North American Young Rider Team/Junior Olympic Team with Romulus; Fifth individually
  • Member of Gold Medal winning team at Coupe des Ameriques, YR Division Individual Bronze Medal and winner of the YR Freestyle