Karin Reid Offield

President

with Roaring Fork Valley Horse Council
Aspen/Snowmass, Colorado

Born in Aspen Colorado, Karin spent decades riding horses learning to jump, play polo, barrel race, and it was in the Roaring Fork Valley where she learned how to go out on trail rides to have fun and come back safely.

Karin began riding horses and competing as a child and made equestrian sports her life. From competing on the international stage in dressage and winning national jumping championships, to horsemanship, reining, roping, and racetrack colt starting, creating children’s riding programs and building world-class equestrian facilities, Karin has an intimate and vast knowledge of the equine industry. Karin is now the President of the Roaring Fork Valley Horse Council and helps the membership and Board foster a sustainable, generational community.

Karin was the Co-Owner and builder of the famous El Rojo Grande Ranch, in Sedona Arizona. El Rojo Grande was a 176 - acre community equestrian center featuring trail rides, stagecoach rides, a vaulting school for kids, working student programs, roping and riding programs, a two-acre park to host weddings and community events for 500 people and a small commercial store for the tourists and townspeople specializing in art-to-wear and ranch souvenirs. The ranch was sold in 2004, but in 2018 under new ownership, the ranch was threatened by a new interested buyer to become a home to 600 manufactured homes. Karin received a phone call from the Sierra Club and began to build the website www.elrojograndesedona.com to fight against the development. Together with the community leaders and townspeople, in February 2019, the communities wish for no development prevailed, and Karin’s website was credited as the vehicle that brought the community together for success. The ranch is now under private ownership.

 

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