Ken Krome, Jumper judge & course designer:
Ken has been involved with horses his whole life. As a junior rider, he made the long drive from his mother’s [Carolyn Krome] farm in Maryland to train with George Morris. While studying at the University of Wyoming, where he went on a rodeo scholarship, Ken began judging in order to support himself. He operates K2 Show Stables out of Persimmon Tree Farm.
As a junior rider, Ken won the Maryland Medal Finals, placing second in the Virginia Medals Finals, and competed three times in the Medal and Maclay finals. Since then he has won the 5 Year Old International Jumper Futurity, placed in many Grand Prix, and ridden many horses to zone and national year-end awards.
Ken is an FEI “I” rated course designer and a USEF “R” rated judge. He has course designed across the country including such notable places as WEF, WIHS, Devon, Kentucky, Vermont, Ocala, Legacy Cup, and Upperville. In 2010, Ken was the recipient of the WCHR Hunter Course Designer’s Trophy, awarded by the World Championship Hunter Rider Program to a person who exemplifies dedication and lifetime commitment to hunter course designing.
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