Second Stride, Inc. Board of Directors
Founder Kim Smith
Kim is the owner and operator of Moserwood Farms, a thoroughbred and sport horse boarding and training facility in Prospect, Kentucky. She also works as a bloodstock agent and has been a licensed thoroughbred trainer.
She is a lifelong horsewoman whose passion is helping develop the potential of former racehorses. After getting her trainer's license, she realized that what she really wanted to do is help place ex-racehorses in new careers or homes. She began successfully networking for former racehorses on a small scale, and after several years she wanted to help even more. She then came up with the idea for Second Stride.
In her spare time, Kim enjoys competing in eventing and trail riding. She is a native of Kentucky, and holds a degree in Psychology from the University of Louisville.
professional organizations that Kim Smith is involved with -
KYQHA (Kentucky Quarter Horse Association)
K.E.E.P (Kentucky Equine Education Project)
Kentucky Horse Council
USEA (United States Eventing Association)
AQHA lifetime member (American Quarter Horse Association)
KTRA (Kentucky Trail Riders Association)
MSEDA (Mid South Eventing and Dressage Association)
Henry County Equine Association
KHC (Kentucky Horse Council)
TOBA (Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association)
Kathy can trace her interest in horses to an off-the-track thoroughbred bought by her aunt when she was a child. She has been riding for more than a decade, and has owned ex-racehorses that she competed in three day eventing and dressage. She assists with the care of horses at Moserwood Farms, where Second Stride horses are retrained for their new careers.
Kathy graduated from Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems. She has worked in Louisville, Kentucky at ADP for many years as a Senior Programmer Analyst.
A lifelong racing fan, Paul started working with horses in 1999. Under the tutelage of volunteers at the LUCI Center in Shelby County, Kentucky, Paul learned basic horse care and assisted in the Centerís therapeutic riding program. Paul later worked at Churchill Downs in his free time as a hotwalker and sometime groom for Hall of Fame trainer Carl Nafzger and Ian Wilkes. Paul was the hotwalker for Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense during that horseís three year old campaign.
The welfare of horses after their racing careers concluded became an area of interest for Paul and, in December, 2013, he began to assist Second Stride in the care of its retiring racers. Horses, he has found, are good for the soul.
A graduate of Northwestern University and the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, Paul represents the Louisville Metro Government as an Assistant Jefferson County Attorney.
Developing her passion for horses and their well-being early, Nicole started taking lessons at age 12 while striving to groom all horses and clean tack just to be around them. She acquired her horse Davy many years ago and began her quest to learn the art of dressage. Upon moving to Louisville in November 2012, Nicole began to assist Second Stride with helping retired racehorses find new homes and new careers.
Nicole is a results-driven business development and product marketing professional with 15+ years global experience in mobile enterprise technology across Fortune 100 and small start-up companies. Her background includes successfully launching mobile technology products and applications, increasing product growing customer revenue, and introducing innovative mobile marketing programs to stimulate customer usage and growth. She graduated from Thunderbird School of Global Management with a MBA in International Business in May 2000.
Nicole is pictured here with Second Stride volunteer Toni Hindall and fellow board member Paul Rutherford.
Sara grew up on a small horse farm in Wisconsin and began riding at the very young age of three. She has experience with hunters and jumpers and also worked on the racetrack. Sara has owned horses including a Second Stride graduate, adopted in 2014, which she started in training and generously passed along to the U of L Equestrian team in 2016. Sara is pictured here with that horse, "Ten Indian".
Sara has extensive volunteer experience both domestically and internationally. In addition to volunteering with Second Stride, Sara volunteers at Kosair Childrens Hospital with her dog, Juan, in a pet therapy program through WAGS. Sara also sits on the board of directors for the Blackie Huffman Fund at Churchill Downs.
Sara is a graduate of Lawrence University in Wisconsin and attended graduate school in Chicago at Loyola. She holds a degree in molecular biochemistry and works for a microbiology company doing technical sales, support, and formulations for the industrial fermentation industry.
Debbie is the owner of DMI Eventing, and two Second Stride graduates, Maxfli and Fancee Schmancee. She is an accomplished competitor, coach, instructor and trainer for the sport of eventing. Debbie's horse Maxfli came from Second Stride in early 2009 and they are currently competing at the higher levels of the sport. Debbie is also bringing along her younger mare, Fancee Schmancee, achieving steady advancement.
Debbie has ridden with many world-renowned trainers including: Buck Davidson, Jan Bynny, Jimmy Wofford, Jim Graham, Alex Gerding, Leslie Law, Mark Combs, Lynn Coates-Holmes, Missy Ransenhousen, Denny Emerson, Phillip Dutton, Lucinda Green, Michelle Gibson, Peter Grey, Jennifer Hollings and Dorothy Crowell. Debbie's web site is dmieventing.com >>