Meet Kimberley

Keeping Kimberley riding!

Youth sports equestrian riding horse with All Kids Play youth sports financial assistance grant with help of nonprofit donations

Kimberley has participated in equestrian sports starting at 11 years old. As an only child, with her father and mother constantly at work, she grew up fairly isolated. This made it very challenging for Kimberley to express herself and develop friendships. Ever since Kimberley began participating in equestrian, her parents could see her happiness increase dramatically. It was the first time they saw her true self bloom. She finally had something to look forward to and it inspired Kimberley to try her best in everything she did. Her unique bond with horses and the equestrian community has not only strengthened her mental health but physical strength as well. 

In the fall of 2019, Kimberley discontinued the sport because Kimberley’s parents couldn’t continue to keep up with the financial demands of the sport. All Kids Play was able to help keep Kimberley in the saddle which has meant the world to her as she seeks to fulfill her potential in all aspects of her life. In the future, Kimberley hopes to participate in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association in college and possibly the International Federation for Equestrian Sports.