The National Snaffle Bit Association has announced that Tim Kimura, of Oak Point, Texas, will receive the Impact Award at its 2020 NSBA Honors awards banquet in August.

The Impact Award is given to an individual or entity who has had a great impact on the industry.

Known for his creative and innovative Trail course designs, videos, clinics and guided practices at horse shows around the world, Tim has coached exhibitors of all ages and breeds to compete successfully in the discipline. Most recently, Tim has added the title of co-host alongside trainer Brad Jewett of “Keeping It Real,” a Zoom-based online program where he and Brad interview leaders in the horse industry.

“Tim is being honored for his life-long dedication to improving the industry,” said Stephanie Lynn, NSBA executive director. “He has an outstanding ability to engage people across breeds and levels of accomplishment, giving all of them confidence to achieve more than they thought possible for themselves.

“He also has an uncanny ability to develop Trail courses that challenge riders and their horses, at just the right level for their experience and abilities, from Level 1 and Three Year Old futurity competitors, to Senior Open riders and horses; as well as the patience to talk each individual through the pattern and help them achieve it. Over the years, his influence on Trail course designs has helped bring this discipline to a completely new level. He is also one of the first people to participate in charitable events in the horse community.”

Tim will receive the Impact Award during the NSBA Honors awards banquet on Sunday, August 9, during the 2020 NSBA World Championship Show and Breeders Championship Futurity, at the Built Ford Tough Livestock Complex in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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About NSBA
Established in 1983, the National Snaffle Bit Association has expanded from its roots of the pleasure horse to recognize various disciplines and eight breed associations in competition. NSBA’s programs uphold keeping the welfare of the horse as the primary consideration in all activities and encourage the use of standard rules for holding and judging events.