Karin Valentine

Karin was one of her trainer’s youngest equestrians when she began riding at age 5 in Lexington, Kentucky. After the family moved to Arizona in 1976 and away from thoroughbred country, Karin was only able to ride intermittently between summer camp and the occasional weekend trail ride. Fortunately, the love of horses she had as a child encouraged her to take up lessons again as an adult. With the help of her trainer and her first Arizona horse, Karin found herself again loving horses and the equestrian lifestyle. With her new found friends at the boarding stables, Karin began attending rodeos, parades, clinics, and other equestrian events and was asked, in 2005, to apply for membership in the Foundation. Since then, Karin has participated in parades, photo shoots, fashion shows, and educational events as a proud participant in the Foundation’s educational and charitable activities. When not riding her horse, Karin works in marketing and media relations at Arizona State University