Kara Mia Love - Head Trainer
& KMC Farm
Kara began her life with horses at an early age. Like most equestrians she began in the short stirrup and worked her way up the divisions at California’s top rated hunter/jumper shows. Her passion and experience for everything equine left her with the obvious choice of forming her own training program.
Kara creates a community around KMC Farm; we are a true team! There is a constant support for our peers and it is a haven from the daily grind. At KMC Farm we value our team, which includes our loving horses. We provide top-quality horse care, with more than just the regular “days off”. We have weekly visits from the masseuse and monthly visits from the chiropractor for our athletes. Our horses come first. In order to expect the best from them, we must first ensure they are feeling their best, both physically and mentally.
KMC Farm has been growing since its inception. Many successes in the show rings have confirmed Kara’s teachings and philosophies of the equine sport. Kara’s training style is motivational, positive and constructive with the structure of true classical training. Her primary goal is to help mold a true horse person: Someone with a love for horses, the sport and the learning process.
Riders of KMC Farm have succeeded in every hunter/jumper discipline. KMC is proud of the successes of all its students!
Norcal Junior Medal Final; Horse & Hound Pony Medal Final; Almaden Medal Final; CPHA Child/Adult Medal Final; Zone 10 Horse of the Year Award; Plus many more…
KMC Farm offers beginner flat lessons to upper level jumping lessons in hunters, jumpers, or equitation for the competitive rider. With a basis in classical training you will learn to feel your horse and learn how to form a true partnership with them. Lessons are customized to your skill level and your horse. We invite you to contact Kara for an introductory lesson to our program.
Celia Maher - Stable Manager/Assistant Trainer
Celia has been riding all her life, but became a part of KMC Farm over 10 years ago. As one of Kara's most loyal clients Celia became an important member of KMC's riding team and as she grew older also became a role model for the younger riders. She naturally started helping at KMC Farm as a working student while she was studying in college. In 2014, Celia graduated from Sonoma State University with a degree in Anthropology and decided to continue her riding career. She spent some time in Europe riding and training under Irish Olympian, James Kernan and came back to work full time with KMC Farm as a professional. Celia has always been passionate about horses and the sport; which shows in her care and dedication to the horses and the KMC family.
Giana is one of our professional riders at KMC Farm. Hailing from the East Coast, Giana grew up competing successfully in the equitation and medals. Giana rode under the intruction of Chuck Keller and Ralph Caristo. She continued riding and competing for Skidmore College where she graduated with a degree in English. Giana's competive spirit and athletic talent were then focused on road cycling. Giana represented the United States across the globe and was crowned with World Championships, National Championships, and a place in Cycling Hall of Fame. We are very excited to have Giana as a part of the KMC Farm team!