Kim Severson is from Tucson, Arizona. Growing with three other siblings. Her mother got her passion for riding before even she could walk. Kim started with official training at the age of eight. Three years later, she got in third level Dressage competition. She was so in love with the sport, and she started training with the famous Canadian rider, Dale Irwin. Two years later, she began to win among competitions.
When she turned 16, she had already trained three young horses up to the intermediate level. Kim showed her ability to training horses at her very young age. In 1996 Kim partnered with Linda Wachmeister and Plain Dealing Farm and succeeded to enter the International Competition.
Kim and Dan
Winsome Adante ( Dan ) brought Kim three times victory at the Rolex Kentucky and participated in the team that wined the gold medal in 2002 at the World Equestrian Games in Spain. Her first individual competition, representing the United States took her to the 6th place. They also competed in the Olympics in 2004, Athens, where they won the team bronze, and even the individual silver medal.
Kim was titled as an Eventing superstar and ranked as 1st rider in the world in 2004. In 2006, The USA World Equestrian Games named Kim and Dan, and in this event, she participated as Developing Coach. Before the retirement of Dan, they got third place at Badminton in 2007.
Her Solo Career
After 11 fantastic years of partnership with Linda, Kim decided to build her career on her own. She became the owner of a very successful business.
Nina Ligon was a student of Kim, and she succeeds in many prestigious awards under her guidance. Thanks to Kim, Nina reached the London 2012 Olympics and also was a coach to the team Thailand at the Asian Games in 2010.
Kim continued to compete around the world, and also train and give lessons.
Her fantastic career includes three wins at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, two Olympic Medals, and an FEI World Equestrian Games podium finish.