Our Team

Kaya Ahissar

Owner & Trainer

After training in the USA under some of the best reining trainers in industry, Kaya returned home to Israel in 2011 and opened KPH Performance Horses.  Kaya is one of the most decorated riders in the western riding division in Israel with NRHA earnings of over $60,000 and many achievements to his name.


Recent Achievements:


  • ​NRHA Israel Open Derby - Top Ten

  • NRHA Euro Derby Finalist


  • NRHA Israel Open Derby Champion

  • NRHA Israel Open Champion

  • NRHA Open Champion - Israeli Championship Show

Barak Gibori


Barak joined the KPH team in January 2018 after spending the previous 8 years training in the USA with top trainers: Matt Mills, Randy Paul, Martin Muehlstaetter and Tim McQuay.   With NRHA earnings over $60,000, Barak is one of the most decorated riders in the western riding division in Israel to this day.  

Recent Achievements:


  • NRHA Israel Open Futurity Champion


  • Italian Reining Futurity Open Reserve Champion Level 2

  • NRHA 4-year-old Open Futurity Champion


  • NRHA Up-And-Coming Trainer of the Year Award

  • NRBC Open Co-Champion Level 1

  • NRHA Derby Open Champion Level 1

  • Tulsa Reining Classic Open Champion Level 1

Kim Ahissar

Breeding & Administrative Manager

Kim moved to Israel in 2011, after receiving her BA from The University of Iowa in 2011.  She has experience riding and showing a variety of breeds in multiple disciplines in both English and Western divisions.  Kim's wide knowledge, dedication and passion for horses, paired with her great organizational and management skills, makes her a valuable asset to the KPH team.

Dr. Ram Zveibil & Team


Ohad Halevi