“Lucky” and Valerie ~MRS Photography, LLC


Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), Center for Women Veterans Book Corner – Featured Author

Horse Stories Receive National Recognition

East Coast Equestrian –  December 2021/January 2022 | Local Authors Pen Horse Books for Holiday Giving

Believing In HorsesOut West Hits Amazon #1 New Release

Believing In Horses Out West Press Release

Valerie Ormond and Believing In Horses, Too Win Touch of Class Award

Bowie Author Receives Veteran Writing Awards

MD Author Wins National Award

Believing In Horses Books Featured in Carly Kade’s Equestrian Author Spotlight

Believing In Horses, Too Wins Best Y.A. Fiction

Believing In Horses, Too Wins Best Books in Juvenile Fiction

Featured in The Bowie-Blade News – “A Passion for Riding, Writing”

Believing In Horses, Too Awarded 1st Place – Young Adult Fiction in The Authors’ Zone Book Awards

Holistic Horse – Veteran Shares Horse Stories for Women’s History Month

Valerie Ormond’s Books Included in Veterans’ Women’s History Month 

Maryland Senator Reads Across America with Local Author

Believing in Horses, Too Won the Gold Medal in the Military Writers Society of America Book Awards!


ABC Veteran Salute including Believing In Horses Books
Episode 113: On Revisiting a Series, Awards & Dude Ranch Research Trips with Valerie Ormond

On Believing In Horses, Local Media, and Telling Military Related Stores

Believing In Horses Author on HorseGirlTV



EquiMed – Horses Included on Read Across America Day in Maryland

EquiMed Magaizne – “Believing In Horses Wins Award”

The Rider – “New Young Adult Novel Features Maryland, Unwanted Horses”

Blaze Magazine For Horse-Crazy Kids – “Good Reads

Featured in The Bowie Blade-News – Twice!

Bowie Author Nominated for Two Writing Awards

Horse Book Gallops Into History

Believing In Horses Press Release

Parent Tested Parent Approved Seal of Approval Information


Better Horses Radio Network Features Valerie Ormond


For more information on organizations listed in the Believing In Horses books, please click on the following:

Caisson Platoon Equine Assisted Programs

Maryland Therapeutic Riding, Inc.

Days End Farm Horse Rescue

Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA)

The Equiery 

Freedom Hill Horse Rescue

Thoroughbred Placement Resources, Inc,

Maryland Horse Breeders Association

Maryland Horse Council

Homeplace Ranch