Valerie is available to speak to your organization on a variety of topics including her military background, leadership, positive changes, horses, and writing. She is experienced in developing presentations to fit organizations' needs and a proud member of the Women Veteran Speakers. Please contact Valerie for additional details.
Valerie Ormond named one of Top 101 Leadership Speakers by New York Times bestselling author and leadership expert Kevin Kruse.
"Valerie artfully blends insight as a successful author with technical expertise. She entertained and educated an audience of writers and publishers at the American Horse Publications (AHP) annual seminar, where her Book Publishing panel soared to the highest rating of any session." Milton C. Toby JD, Award-winning author, AHP Director
"Valerie’s presentations and positive influence have made a difference to us! Her message motivates people to take action. If you are looking for a speaker to help people believe in themselves and what they can do, you have found the right one." Kristy Alvarez, former Executive Director, Freedom Hill Horse Rescue and Founder, Desire Ministries
Valerie is available for school visits throughout the year. Please see a sample program (including Read-Alouds from the book and "Closure Tickets") and an Author's Interview for a school visit. Shebra Evans, Harmony Hills Elementary School PTA President, had the following to say about a visit to her school's Book Fair:
"Valerie Ormond, the author of Believing in Horses, gave a wonderful presentation along with her brother, Edward Ormond. The audience was captivated as the two brought the book to life with their interactive presentation."
Please contact Valerie if you are interested.
The Discussion Guides and Activities included in this web site are highly recommended to enrich your reading experience. Linda Barnhart, an educator with over 25 years of experience, had the following to say about them:
"The planning guides are tiered and structured to allow educators and the home schooled the time to enjoy the instruction effortlessly. The interdisciplinary activities extend the students' abilities across all curriculum areas."
These are provided free of charge under the Discussion Guides/Activities page.
Due to popular demand, a teacher's guide, Teacher's Tack for Believing In Horses, is now also available for purchase. For more information, please click here.
Valerie Ormond has appeared at a variety of venues including large book festivals, major speaking engagements, professional seminars, and personally-requested book signings. Following are a sampling of past events, with clickable links for more information: