Kim Perlman


“If you’ve done your homework at home, simple support at the ring makes it more effective and more enjoyable for the rider.” 

After a successful junior career that included top five finishes at Maclay and USET finals, Kim opened Wedgewood Farm in Bedford, New York with his brother David.  There they trained Alice Debany to a top 10 finish at Maclay finals, and Kim competed in the jumpers up to the Grand Prix level. Kim also worked for Anne Kursinski, helping her find Cannonball, her mount for the 1988 Olympics. 


Kim has run Riverstone for 20 years, training juniors from their first rides on ponies to qualifying for equitation finals, coaching adult riders to success in the hunters and jumpers, bringing young horses along, and managing the maintenance of client horses so they can have long, successful careers.


Kim has managed and run horse shows, designed courses and given clinics.  He is available to give clinics, schedule permitting (contact).

David Perlman


“Old style discipline and productive practice are what makes a winner.”

David rode successfully as a junior, managed Hunterdon for George Morris, and he ran Wedgewood Farm with his brother Kim. 10 years ago, after a hiatus from the horse business when he was a chef and restaurant owner, David returned to work with Kim. In addition to teaching and coaching juniors and adults, David has brought along young horses that have gone on to successful careers in the junior hunters and adult hunters.  

Caroline Sykes

“After spending years showing as a junior and then an amateur, I know better than to tell new clients they have to sell their horses and their saddles and start over. At Riverstone, the team will work with you to get the best out of you and your horse, or to work with you to re-evaluate if you are not achieving your goals.”

After riding as a child, a successful career on Wall Street, a successful career as an amateur hunter and jumper rider and a stint helping to manage the barn, Caroline turned professional in 2014.  She has a unique understanding of the brain of the amateur rider, which adds an important dimension for adult riders.  She is also an expert at figuring out what horses need to perform at the highest level and is currently bringing along two young horses that are showing in the pre-greens. 

“I am beyond thrilled with Willow’s progress in the Pre-greens, and I am amazed at how quickly she is learning. But the best part is that the trainer and I work as a team so that I can ride her and enjoy her even while she’s green.” 

– Ann