About KKT



How to find us..

  • We are located just 4 miles east of I-57 and 40 miles south of Chicago
  • New barn is equipped with heated stall area (stalls 10 x 12)
  • 80 x 200 indoor arena
  • 2 outdoor riding arenas with all weather footing, turnouts and fenced pastures
  • With over 50 combined years of experience in training and showing horses at all levels, KKT Performance Horses has helped horses and riders develop their greatest potential.
  • All breeds and disciplines are welcome. Coaching is also available for 4H and open show competitors






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  • Sept 2023

  • We are now accepting training horses for the following:


  • Call Kathy at 708-297-1103


Who we are!


Kathy Fitzpatrick - AQHA Professional Horseman

Kathy Fitzpatrick has been training horses for over 35 years. She has created a training program that includes techniques learned from over 20 trainers that she had apprenticed with during the first 5 years of her career.

In the mid 1980's she had the privilege to own and show Sky Blue Walker. He was purchased from Cliff Hartman as a long yearling. Together, Kathy and Sky won many futurities including the Tom Powers 2 year old hunter under saddle futurity and the competitive Solid Gold futurity. Five years later Sky had earned points in 9 events and earned the coveted AQHA Versatility Champion award. His famous son, Skys Blue Boy, was born at her farm.

Kathy credits him with advancing her status in the Quarter Horse industry. Throughout her years as a professional, Kathy has trained many riders for the World competition. Equally important to her are the goals of the 4H and open show competitors. She takes as much pride and concern for them as she does for the Congress competitors.

Her achievements include: 4H state winners, versatility champions, open show top ten year end awards winners, AQHA national top ten riders, Congress and World show winners and finalists. She coaches with intense focus and attention to detail, blending her sense of humor with her vast experience. No horse or rider is too challenging.

Kathy is available for consultations , evaluations, and lessons in english or western. In depth "boot camp" sessions lasting 2-4 hours are available to riders preparing for advanced competitions as well. All breeds and disciplines welcome.

AQHA Shows: Winners 2011 (as of 8/1/11)
  • 26 Circuit Champions
  • 18 all around awards title
  • 5 world show qualifiers
4-H Shows:
  • Emma Davis and Awesome Protection - Reserve Versatility Champion at IL State Show
  • 1 4H State Versatility qualifier
AQHA: Open show division
  • Leading amateur open show horse - Indiana
Palomino Youth World:
  • Anna Komperda and MSW Flashin My Sevens - Golden Horse Award 5 to 9 at 2011 Palomino Youth World
  • 6 world championships
  • 5 top ten winners
  • 4 finalists

Travis Tieman - Natural Horsemanship

Travis uses the natural horsemanship method to start colts and train his client's horses. He lets the horse's personality and ability to form his learning program, taking into consideration the horses willingness to learn.

His horses have a solid foundation that lasts. He encourages the horse owner to become part of the training program, so they understand how to "read their horse". Great detail is given to ground work. Horses are exposed to many situations during which they learn to process their training sessions. They are not forced into any training method, but gently taught to understand.

Travis spent a year working for the renown natural horseman Chris Cox. He has applied many of Chris' methods to his own program. Travis has trained horses of different western disciplines: working cow, cutting, roping, and trail horses. He is currently involved in ranch horse competitions.

Travis is available for 1 hour groundwork sessions, clinics and evaluations.