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!
Stables and Saddlery
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 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!”
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.
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 and mentally with contentment and joy.”