Valerie Ormond spent the majority of her adult life as a Naval Intelligence Officer. The daughter of two English majors, and an English major herself, she always had a great interest in books and writing. Just prior to her retirement from the Navy, someone suggested she turn an idea she had into a book, and from there her second career began. Valerie’s first novel, Believing In Horses, tells the story of a twelve-year-old girl committed to saving unwanted horses, and the life lessons she encounters along the way.
A lifelong horse enthusiast, Valerie has enjoyed bringing horses into people’s lives who may not have otherwise been exposed to horses. She is proud to have put over 100 people on horses for the first time in their lives, ranging from ages one through seventy- one. She believes in the healing power of horses and is a member of numerous equine-related organizations including the Maryland Horse Council, Certified Horsemanship Association, American Society of Equine Appraisers, American Quarter Horse Association, American Horse Publications, National Capital Adult Equestrian League, the Southern Maryland Horse Show Association, and the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association.
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