Karen Homer-Brown, a life long horseman, has participated in the equine industry in a variety of ways with a variety of breeds and disciplines throughout the United States and worldwide.
She recalls her mother telling her that she was nearly born in the barn. Having been raised with horses she began showing in leadline as a western rider when she was 2 years old. Karen has owned Morgan Horses or Hackney Ponies throughout her life. As a professional horseman in her younger years, she worked with Arabians, Half Arabians, National Show Horses, Hackneys (horses and ponies) Morgan Horses and Carriage horses. She trained and exhibited horses throughout the East Coast, Mid-West, and Canada. She really enjoys instructing children and adult amateurs to help them enjoy their horses. Throughout the years, Karen worked with many of the nation’s top trainers; often, her specialty was interpreting what the trainers wanted the riders to do in order to get the most out of their horse.
Karen has served on many boards of equine organizations ranging from 4-H, local, regional and national organizations, from childhood to adult and has held many offices. She has served on various committees including Show and Horse Fair committees.
From 2005 – 2009 she worked for the United States Equestrian Federation as the Managing Director of National Affiliates. Karen has been a licensed judge holding 14 licenses with 4 sanctioned organizations for 34 years. She has judged shows from the local level to worldwide and enjoys each one. Karen has also planned and instructed in judging clinics locally and worldwide.