Kate grew up riding and showing Arabians and half Arabians in local shows, trail rides and AHA Region 16 as a junior rider, most successfully in Hunter and Hunter over fences, along with other disciplines. After a chance introduction to Al Khamsa through the purchase of her first yearling project, she found focus and interest in these horses and never turned back. In 2010, she started to breed and has sparingly bred a group of sport-type Straight Egyptian, Al Khamsa Arabians with a relatively high percentage of Inshass blood. She was elected to the Board of Directors in 2019 and, after a few years on the Preservation Task Force committee, was elected to co-chair in 2021. She has worked on projects that involved networking, education, outreach and breeding in order to help preserve some of Al Khamsa's Code Red horses.
Outside of her work with Al Khamsa, Kate has a M.Ed with a concentration in Special Education and a LCSW with a specialty in child and family therapy. She has done equine assisted therapy, both on and off her farm, and has done outreach, education and treatment of children and families in need of more individualized services in schools and in the community. She brings this passion and global view to her work with Al Khamsa.
"I can not emphasize enough how my love and dedication to breeding these horses shapes my life in such positive ways. These horses are worthy of our time, honor and dedication."