Benchmark Farm is a full service equestrian facility located in Hudsonville, MI. It is the realization of a dream over 20 years in the making.
Our goal is to offer a program unique to others in the area; with the primary focus on classical horsemanship and continuing education for all who seek it. We host riders of many different kinds with one big thing in common - they want to improve the relationship with their horse.
Our program focuses on what Kimberly Bench has coined “Practical Dressage” - Classical Horsemanship that can be applied to any discipline, from competitive Dressage to Western Pleasure, Jumpers to Trail Riding. We focus on the principles of Relaxation, Confidence, Balance and Communication. From here the partnership between human and horse is strengthened, leading the way to better performance.
Arguably one of the most beautiful farms in the area, our facility is state of the art, impeccably maintained and conveniently located. Take a moment to browse this site to see all that Benchmark Farm has to offer!
3700 - 8th Avenue
Hudsonville, MI 49426
Kimberly Bench, Owner
616-617-2497 (Call or Text)
"I wanted to say I could tell this weekend that tell our lessons are helping. I am feeling more solid in my base of support which helped a TON going cross country! We even had a ..."Shirley Jenks
" After riding with Kimberly I have redefined my definition of Dressage not as a discipline, but as an understanding of how to ride WITH your horse. Understanding how your body..."Rebecca Bruening - Chicago, IL
"I rode in a clinic with Kim focusing on balance and connection. She was able to help me focus on how my position and effectiveness of my aids really have an effect on the perfor..."Sarah Brooks