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Prayers for Kim Meier

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  • Prayers for Kim Meier

    I thought all night about posting this message and have decided that it would be best to have as many prayers out there as possible for Kim. For those of you who know Kim, you will understand my hesitation.

    On Tuesday, Kim sustained a devastating fall while jumping her beloved horse Merle. Kim has been severely injured and though I don't feel comfortable detailing her injuries until more is known, she and her family can certainly use an abundance of prayers. Merle had no repercussions from the accident.

    Kim is a very good friend , she is an incredible competitor and horse trainer. Her life's work is her horses. Last year I watched Kim walk through an equally undeserved tragedy when the EHV-1 virus hit her farm. With perserverance and heavy-handed grace, Kim managed that immensely difficult situation where she lost two of her home-bred horses and saw four other home-breds through the recovery process from the effects of the neurological form of EHV-1, including Merle, while managing her training business and clients without missing a beat. This BB sponsored an online auction to support Kim, which was incredibly successful, but very very difficult to get Kim to accept that assistance.

    In mid-December Kim made the decision to travel to Florida to train with Merle. After their accident on Tuesday, Kim remains in the hospital, prayers and a miracle are needed.

    I am of the belief that miracles do happen, certainly Kim would be the first in line to receive... please send your prayers.

    Susan Newton-Rhodes (Pet's Mom)

  • #2
    As Susan said, no one deserves those prayers more than Kim and her family right now.


    • #3
      Oh, no!!!
      My thoughts are with her and her family.


      • #4
        Good god above- this is one person that has had enough.
        Please PLEASE keep up posted- and if there is anything we can do- please let us know.
        She was amazing thru everything- and even sent us a thank you note for getting auction items.

        She has a daughter? Is she with her?

        this makes me so sad....

        Jingling like MAD in MI....


        • #5
          Lots of prayers here...I just saw her last weekend at the Florida Horse Park with Test Run...........

          Anything those of us in FL can do to help?


          • #6
            oh no, all my prayers to her and her family


            • #7
              This is stunning news. Please keep us posted-
              Hoping for the best outcome. Kim has had more than her share.
              Proud and achy member of the Eventing Grannies clique.


              • #8
                So sorry to hear this, and sending as many positive thoughts as I can to Kim and her family.
                ~Living the life I imagined~


                • #9
                  sending more prayers and jingles!

                  Sending wishes, prayers, warm thoughts and many, many jingles for Kim!

                  She certainly has had to deal with alot and let's hope she overcomes this also!!!


                  • #10
                    I haven't been a member on this forum for a awhile (used to be HeatherB) but news like this has driven me back out of lurkerdom. Our heartfelt prayers and go out to Kim and her family. She is the best of the best, and an inspirtation to all of us who breed. It seems like she has had enough to bear these last few years.

                    If anyone has the grit and determination to oversome something devestating, it's Kim. We're thinking of you.

                    For those of you who don't know Kim, try and get a hold of a rolex video from the year she was top ten, and watch that round on Merle. If the sheer grace, perfection, and partnership of it doesn't get you all ferklempt, then you are made of stone.
                    Phoenix Farm ~ Breeding-Training-Sales
                    Eventing, Dressage, Young Horses
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                    • #11
                      Sending thoughts and prayers...

                      Jingles Jingles Jingles!!!


                      • #12
                        Oh I'm praying she's ok. I had the pleasure of watching her and Merle at a Ralph Hill clinic last summer, and it was just amazing to see the bond that those two had.
                        Take Your Equestrian Business to the Next Level: http://www.mythiclanding.com/
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                        • #13

                          What terrible news. I hope a miracle is in the works.


                          • #14
                            Sending thoughts and prayers her way! I don't know Kim, but everything I have heard of her tells me that she is really a class act. Hang in there, Kim!

                            Does anyone have an address where we can send a card?


                            • #15
                              Thoughts and prayers -- again. And so soon, how sad. Please keep us updated as you can, Pet's Mom.


                              • #16
                                Oh, this makes me feel awful to see. Kim is SUCH a wonderful person and, as others have said, she's endured far too much in her professional and personal life in the past few years to have to go through something else.

                                I first met her when I stayed at her farm midway through a trip from So. Pines to Vermont. Then I stabled across the aisle from her a few weeks later when my horse and I did our first CCI* at Bromont. She was there with Merle, who was doing HIS first CCI* . (Needless to say, my horse and I haven't done half of what Kim and Merle have since!) She and Marty were so nice and helpful, from letting me walk the course with them to clueing me in on things I hadn't realized (like your horse needing to wear his number at all times). Kim showed me a way to put numbers on bridles to make sure they wouldn't come off, and I've used her method ever since. At the moment, I've got a bit she lent me that needs to be returned. Little things, but all examples of how friendly and nice she is.

                                My prayers are with her and her family. She's a wonderful, wonderful person.
                                I evented just for the Halibut.


                                • #17
                                  Sending my best wishes to Kim and her family!


                                  • #18
                                    Prayers, love and jingles from my little corner of the earth. Those who are close to Kim, please let us know if, when and how we can help.

                                    I will light a candle for Kim when I go light one for Deb.


                                    • #19
                                      Jingles and prayers!
                                      ~ Kimberlee


                                      • #20
                                        Kim and her family are in my thoughts and prayers