Walter "Timmy" Kees
With over 30 year experience on the ‘A’ horse show circuit, W.T. ‘Timmy’ Kees is one of the country’s most prominent hunter/equitation trainers. Raised in Maryland riding in pony club events and galloping his mother’s race horses, Timmy began his career by selling horses from the race track to George Morris and Ronnie Mutch. He later joined Mutch as Assistant Trainer at Nimrod Farm in Weston, CT.
Timmy’s riders have won the ASPCA Maclay, AHSA Medal and USET equitation finals a total of seven times. Kees has also trained hunters such as Holy Smoke, Watership Down, So No Wonder, Castaway and Double Cinco to championships at Devon, Harrisburg, Washington and New York.
Timmy is an USEF ‘R’ judge and conducts clinics throughout the country. He was recently inducted into the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame.
Kees is based at Redgate Farm in Newtown CT where he trains horses and riders for the hunter, jumper and equitation divisions with his partners Grand Prix riders Molly Ashe Cawley and Chris Cawley.