Biography

Kim Wood is no stranger to the horse world, and putting smiles on children’s faces. Opening up her own business full time June 2011, she now has over 50 lesson children and numerous horses that she trains for clients. With over 25 years of experience with horses and the director of the Little Buckaroos Rodeo Association, Kim has a special connection with children and horses while teaching them to work together.

Ms. Wood began her career path early while working with the YMCA in high school and participating in Horse Shows, Trail Rides, Barrel Races & Rodeos. Having earned her Bachelor’s degree in Human Services and then went on and worked with the North Carolina Department of Social Services for 8 years. After a decade of working with families and children with disabilities and understanding the struggles that those families have to go through every day, she decided that she wanted to combine both of her passions together.

In March 2012, Turning K Therapeutic Center opened. This center will focus mainly on adults and children with disabilities. However, Kim’s goals are to reach out in the communities and help these families any way possible. She is truly blessed with the amount of support and assistance from her family and friends that are helping her complete her dreams.

Today, Kim Wood resides in Four Oaks, NC. With her two wonderful young boys, Weston and Eli. While open to opportunities, she has focused her search on reaching out and helping in her community. Kim maintains this business website with additional information regarding her career and what she has to offer at Turning K Performance Horses & Turning K Therapeutic Riding Center.

Recent Accomplishments

2017 – Worlds Toughest Rodeo Invitational only Barrel Racer

2016 – EZ Run Pro Finalist Qualifier

2016 – 2x NBHA World Qualifier Divisions 2D & 3D

2016 – Reserve 2D Champion NC NBHA 04 Buckle Winner

2016 – Carousel Rodeo Barrel Racing Finals Qualifier

2016 – Horses Got Talent Competition; 1st Place Free Style; 2nd Place Liberty; 2nd Place Entertainment “Bill Minchew & Kim Wood”

2016 – Libert Long Ears Drill Team as Mr. Snowman & Kim Wood Fly Old Glory in Many Events

2016 – Worlds Toughest Rodeo Invitational only Barrel Racer Finished 4th

2015 – EZ Run Pro Finalist Qualifier

2015 – 4x NBHA World Qualifier Divisions 1D, 2D, 3D & 4D

2015 – Reserve 3D Champion NC NBHA 04 Buckle Winner

2015 – Carousel Rodeo Barrel Racing Finals Qualifier

2015 – Worlds Toughest Rodeo Invitational only Barrel Racer

2014 – EZ Run Pro Finalist Qualifier

2014 – EZ Run Pro Open Champion Horse: Maria Bonitas “Diva”

2014 – Turning K Buckle Series was Est. March 2014 Owned and operated By; Kim Wood

2014 – Turning K Buckle Series 3D Reserve Champion Horse Maria Bonitas “Diva”

2014 – Carousel Rodeo Barrel Racing Finals Qualifier

2014 – 7 Branch Farm 3D Barrel Champion Horse Sanjos Little Lena “JoJo’

2013 – EZ Run Pro Finalist Qualifier

2013 – NBHA World Qualifer

2012 – Little Buckaroos Rodeo was Est. March 2012 in Four Oaks, NC Owned and operated By; Kim Wood The First 18 & Under Rodeo in NC where a child can go to a Rodeo without a horse and be able to Ride a Horse in the Rodeo!

2012 – Quilified 2 Horses to the NBHA World Show

2012 – Reserve Champion Barrel Racer @ Summer Soul Fest Barrel Bash Circle K Ranch, Riegalwood, NC

2012 – Completed Master Certification in the Horse Boy Method – Advanced Back-Riding, Horse Boy Academics, Environment, Advanced Sensory Skills, Advanced Autism Theory and Practicum in Elgin, Texas

2011 – Ez Run Pro Finalist

2011 – Ez Run Pro 2nd in 2D Champion

2011 – North Carolina NBHA State Finals Short GO Quilifer Finished 14th 4D

2011 – NBHA World Short Go Quilifier in the 4D out of 900 Horses

2011 – Tarheel Barrel & Roper Association Pole Bending Champion

2011 – Tarheel Barrel & Roper Assocaition Barrel Racing Champion

2011 – Tarheel Barrel & Roper Assocaiton Goat Tying Champion

2011 – North Carolina NBHA 2nd in the 4D end of Year Champion Dist 4

2011 – North Carolina NBHA Top 5 in the 3D end of Year Champion Dist 4

2010 – Ez Run Pro Finalist Quilfier

2010 – Tarheel Barrel & Roper Association Pole Bending Champion

2010 – North Carolina NBHA Dist 4 (Top 5 in 4th Divsion)

2010 – NBHA World Quilifer 1 Horse

2009 – Ez Run Pro Finalist Quilfier

2009 – Turkeys Fidler Run in Florida Finished in the 3D