KIMBERLY VON STADE
OWNER AND CLUB MANAGER
The manager and leading trainer, both of horses and riders, at Red Hills Polo Club is Kimberley von Stade. Kim's family were horse people. She grew up around horses, and has been involved in buying, selling, and training horses since she was a child.
As a teenager in her native England, she competed in jumping, cross-country, and hunting -- twice qualifying to ride at the Horse of the Year Show in Wembley Arena, London, a great honor for a young English horsewoman.
At 23, she entered the polo world as a groom for the Maple Leafs, when Prince Charles played for that high-goal team.
Kim came to the United States in 1994, employed as a high-goal polo groom and polo pony trainer. She worked all around the country in this capacity, but it wasn't long before Kim took to the field herself. She is a sought-after player, often invited to ride in competition on the fields at Palm Beach and Sarasota among the best polo players in the world.