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Clark Montgomery- U.S. Olympian

 AEC Head trainer 

Originally from Texas, Clark has been living and competing in the eastern US, UK and Europe since 1999. Clark has been a regular fixture on the USEF's High Performance and World Class training lists for many years. From 2012-2016, he and his wife Jessica lived in the Cotswald region of England. Based at Capt Mark Phillips' (former USET Chef d'Equip) Aston Farm, Clark and his horses benefitted immensely from locating in the "mecca" of his sport. Competing week in and week out against the best horse and rider combinations in the world taught them how to elevate their game to produce truly world-class results. During his time in England, Clark and his two main competition horses, Loughan Glen and Universe produced 11 top 10 finishes including four first place finishes for Loughan Glen. He also won the US inaugural Nation's Cup CIC3* at Great Meadow, Va., the prestigious Blenheim Palace CCI3* and was 6th place at the Luhmuhlen CCI4* in Germany. 


Clark's recent competition statistics speak for themselves. He and his horses produced over 60 top 5 placings 30% of which were wins. Clark and Glen's stellar record landed them a spot on the 2016 USET Olympic team. Representing his country in the Rio Olympics fulfilled a lifelong dream for Clark. 

Clark strives each day to become a better horseman. With an emphasis placed on each horse's physical and emotional needs, he is able to realize success while building strength in their character. It is through his daily systematic approach to training that the horses find strength, confidence and ultimately the will to win.

More about Clark Montgomery: 

  • 2018 Bromont CCI2* 2nd Place

  • 2018 Bromont CCI1* 6th Place

  • 2018 Carolina CIC2* 4th Place

  • 2017 Carolina CIC3* Second place

  • 2017 Pine Top CIC3* First place

  • 2016 USA Nations Cup CICO3*-NC First place

  • 2016 Bramham (UK) CIC3*-ERM Second place

  • 2016 Chatsworth (UK) CIC3*-ERM Ninth place

  • 2016 Belton (UK) CIC 3* Seventeenth place

  • 2015 Blenheim (UK) CCI3* First place

  • 2015 Somerford Park (UK) CCI2* First place

  • 2015 Luhmuhlen (Ger) CCI4* Sixth place

  • 2015 Belton (UK) CIC3* First place

  • 2013 Pau (Fr) CCI4* Tenth place

  • 2013 Blenheim (UK) CCI3* Third place

  • 2013 Barbury Castle (UK) CIC3* Second place

  • 2013 Belton (UK) CIC3* Seventh place

  • 2012 Unionville CIC3* Fourth place

  • 2012 Fairhill CCI2* Nineteenth place

  • 2012 Bromont (Can) CIC3* Third place

  • 2012 Jersey Fresh CIC3* Eighth place

  • 2012 The Fork CIC3* Seventh place

  • 2011 Chattahoochee CIC2* First place

  • 2011 Blenheim Palace (UK) CCI*** Fifth Place finish

  • 2011 Bromont (Canada) CCI*** First Place Finish

  • 2004 Jersey Fresh CCI** Third Place Finish

  • 2001 USET Lionel Guerrand-Hermes Trophy for Sportsmanship and Horsemanship


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Kyle Timm

European-Based AEC representative

International show jumping competitor and trainer Kyle Timm joined Apex Equestrian Center in 2012. Originally from Calgary Alberta, Canada, Timm was raised 30 minutes from the famed Spruce Meadows where he watched and grew up with some of the best horses and riders in the world. He began riding horses at age six and started competing with at age eleven.  In 2003, Timm represented Canada at the World Children’s Jumping Championship.  In 2006, he jumped for the first time in FEI competitions, achieving top placed results at Spruce Meadows against best in the world. He was the youngest Canadian to ever place in FEI classes at Spruce Meadows and also won the Royal and Sun Alliance scholarship for leading junior rider of the year.


Starting to ride professionally in 2008, Timm continued to compete in Grand Prix around the western United States and represented Canada at the 2008 North American Young Riders Championship in Denver, Colorado. In 2009 Kyle Timm moved to New Zealand where he focused on young horses, winning the National 5 Year Old Championship.  In 2010, he spent the summer training in Germany with Soren von Ronne in Holstein, a former world equestrian games gold medalist. Timm represented Canada again at the 2010 North American Young Riders competition in Lexington, Kentucky.


In 2011, Timm continued riding in New Zealand where he won the National 5 Year Old Championship for second time. He qualified two horses for the World Young Horse Championship in Lanaken, Belgium. He trained with Pieter Kersten in Netherlands, the head of stallion approvals for KWPN at the time and one of most respected horseman in Netherlands. Timm has ridden and competed all over the world including Canada, USA, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, New Zealand, Japan.


In 2018, Kyle decided to take his journey to Europe in order to pursue the equestrian sport at the highest level, as well as to make valuable connections for sale horses while representing AEC. 

Kyle Timm’s approach is modern and tries to integrate both the American style and European effectiveness with a strong focus on horsemanship while always trying to respect the animals as our partners. He tries to help all his riders realize that every rider and horse is different and every approach is different.  In addition to Timm’s impressive training and jumping skills, he also is very experienced in sport horse sales and has worked with top clients around the world. He currently operates a 30+ horse sales business with horses across the USA and in Europe.


More about Kyle Timm:

  • Won National Grand Prixs (1.45m) in Canada

  • Won National Grand Prixs (1.50m) in the United States

  • Won FEI International Grand Prix to 1.50m

  • Has sold more than 75 horses in the USA since beginning with Apex Equestrian in 2012

  • Has qualified riders for Pony Finals, Child/Adult Regionals and North American Young Riders Championships

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