Join the Team!
Team KSE is actively seeking Owner and Partners who will enjoy the journey of developing an event horse, the thrill of competition and the rewards that come with building a team through training, hard work and fun!
With syndication never before has it been easier and more affordable to team up with a talented horse and an international experienced rider, trainer and coach.
What is syndication?
Horse syndication has been around for decades in the thoroughbred horse racing industry. Syndication enables a much broader base of supporters, from all walks of life, areas and interests, to have direct involvement and impact on the development of a horse at the upper levels of the sport. Often viewed as a form of entertainment, there is the possibility of your horse’s value appreciating considerably, however the goal will be centered on developing a horse for 4* competition and representing Team USA at international events.
By joining a horse’s team through syndication you are mitigating the risks associated with ownership and reducing the monetary outlay both upfront and in continuing care costs. The best part is, there is an syndication entry level for everyone and anyone! Joining a syndicate opens up participation to a much wider community of fans and supporters as well as builds a healthier and stronger sporting community.
Buying upfront shares are determined by a combination of factors but primarily on the number of shares offered and level of experience of the horse. Typically, the horse’s value gradually increases as his or her career develops… this is what makes ownership of a young prospect so exciting; you get to be a part of your horse’s growth, development and success. As not every horse will live up to its potential, the decision may be made to sell the horse and return the current value of each share to each owner or roll the money over into a new horse.
The on-going maintenance costs, which include but are not limited to; board, feed, vet bills, insurance, farrier, and shipping, remain fairly consistent through the horses career. Donations are 100% tax deductible according to IRS Code Section 501(c)(3). The American Horse Trials Foundation was established in 1987 to assist 3-Day Event Riders and Organizers in raising tax deductible financial support for national and international competition. In 1996 the Bylaws were revised so that the Foundation could assist riders competing in the related disciplines of dressage and show jumping. Kim has recently established grant eligibility with the AHTF. By making a tax deductible contribution to the AHTF, you will be helping Team KSE realize their potential. For more information, you may contact the Foundation directly:
- American Horse Trials Foundation, Inc.
- 221 Grove Cove Road Centreville, MD 21617
- Phone 443-262-9555 or Fax 443-262-9666
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Who is part of the Team?
The Syndication will be comprised of 6-8 members, in addition to Kim in the saddle, the horse will have some of the finest care in the world provided by the award winning KSE staff, veterinarians, chiropractors, farriers and an amazing family of sponsors.
How do I join?
It’s actually quite easy. We wouldn’t expect you to make such an important decision from information on a website, so please contact Kim for more information as well as to receive a copy of the Syndication Agreement. The contract has been drafted in an attempt to define all of the terms of the agreement so that there are no unwanted surprises and is important and necessary to protect all of the syndicate members including the horse. Once you are part of the Team, you’ll be included in updates about your horse’s training progress and competition schedule.
If you decide that this syndication commitment is not for you, the other members of the Syndicate have first right of refusal to purchase the share(s). If the value of the share(s) cannot be agreed upon by the membership, the shares will be put up for sale and once you’ve received the proceeds of the sale of your share(s), you are no longer bound by the agreement.
If you are considering becoming part of a syndication team and would like to learn more, please contact Kim and she can walk you through the process and options based on your interests. Then you are encouraged to come out and meet Kim, the staff and of course the horses! Team KSE’s facility is based in Charlottlesville Virginia however we are often traveling for winter training sessions, events, clinics and lessons so its possible to meet just about anywhere!
For more information contact Kim at (434) 953-3571 or email@example.com