Flying Star

Stables and Saddlery

Out of the heritage of our past, comes the quest to improve the future.

Horse Sales/Consignment

Flying Star is proud to offer young warmbloods and quarter horses to be your next superstar!  Whether you are looking for a special colt/filly or interested in consigning a good horse, Kim can assist in your search -  locally, nationally, or internationally.

“We have an eye for soundness and will work with you to find the right equine partner!”

About Flying Star Saddlery

During the late 1960s, my wonderful grandfather, Clarence Dean was my inspiration due to his life long involvement with the thoroughbred horse industry. His influence on me was profound, during that time, as I witnessed his work ethic as a horse trainer on the West Coast racing circuit. Like many jockeys, he went on to train and carved out a life before horses were syndicated.

There have been many changes in the equine industry since then and fortunately a great advancement in tack! It seems we have come full circle and believe that Fairfax Saddles has something special to offer our amazing thoroughbred partners.

The NEW Fairfax Racing Saddle

Our History

Horse & Rider Training

Beginners to upper level competitors pursue their riding goals with custom-tailored training, clinic and lesson programs. All disciplines welcome!

“ My coaching is focused on horse and rider teams advancing, physically with correct mechanics & mentally with contentment & joy.”

In September 2020, Kim Benson obtained the USDF Gold Medal, having earned her United States Dressage Federation Bronze Medal in 1999 and the Silver Medal in 2009. 

Kim has worked with a host of world-class instructors and enjoys learning as much as teaching!

Before specializing in dressage, Kim earned her British Horse Society A.I. Certification at the Porlock Vale Equitation Centre in Great Britain, which included extensive study and training in three-day eventing.  Ms. Benson also holds an American Vaulting Association silver medal and coached the 1993 Pas De Deux National Champions and trained national level competitive vaulting horses. Kim has trained thoroughbred racehorses, international four in hand driving horses, Quarter horses, Andalusians, and nationally competitive Arabians.  She has enjoyed time with all the western riding disciplines, however, the common ground for all her experience is the correct training fundamentals of dressage.

Flying Star Saddlery . . . helping horses improve performance - one saddle at a time!

Saddle Sales - Saddle Fitting

Flying Star Saddlery offers saddle sales for new, used, consignment options, as well as customizable English, Western and endurance saddles.  Our years of experience in the saddle sales industry ensures that you will be guided through the many choices to find exactly the right saddle and horse tack!

Flying Star, LLC has evolved from a rich and sometimes rough road based on the love for our equine friends.  Kim Benson, proprietor of Flying Star, is a lifelong horse trainer with over forty years of experience in the equine industry. She brings unflagging passion and energy as well as a keen horseman's eye to her methodology of teaching, training and saddlery.

Flying Star welcomes all disciplines, though the core foundation of our training and teaching values is dressage.  We believe these principles of balance, engagement and obedience are beneficial to all horse and rider teams! Flying Star seeks to provide quality horses, training, lessons, and riding equipment at a fair price. Our most valuable asset, “integrity” is free!

What We Offer