Member of the Week: Kay Carmody

“I would like to nominate Kay Carmody for ACTHA’s Member of the Week.  I have had the privilege of riding with Kay on numerous occasions.  Kay is a woman who truly loves horses, and this is a love she shares with as many people as she can.  Kay opens her barn to many equine activities, including hosting ACTHA rides in the state of Arkansas.  She not only believes in the value of continuing horsemanship education, but she encourages others and spends a great deal of herself to offer a variety of equestrian venues to the public.   As a grandmother, she has mentored and encouraged a fine young granddaughter who, with Kay’s support and encouragement, can ride like the wind, and shares her grandmother’s passion for the horse.  Kay’s husband, Jack, is devoted to her, shares many trails with his wife and granddaughter, or supports them with hauling them where ever their hearts lead.  A beautiful family who are always a pleasure to be around, whether on the trail, in an arena, or sitting around a campfire.

Kay has a pure and giving heart, is full of life’s wisdoms, and is a woman who boldly stands up for what is right.  She is deeply respected by all who know her, and is looked up to as a source of friendship, leadership, support, and plain outright fun.  If Kay Carmody happens to be sharing your trail or campfire, you may consider yourself in the best of company.  I’m proud and blessed to know Kay, and whole heartily recommend her to be recognized and applauded for her admirable qualities, good sportsmanship, and for all she pays forward to the equine community.”

Congratulations to Kay for being this week’s Member of the Week! Many thanks to Molly’s Custom Silver for sponsoring this weekly event. Molly’s Custom Silver is ACTHA’s official silversmith!

ACTHA Member of the Week nominations remain anonymous. If you would like to nominate an ACTHA member, Ride Host, judge or volunteer, you may do so by clicking here: Or, you may send your nomination along with one or two good photos of large size to

Family photo by Patti Thomas Baker, featuring left to right; granddaughter Gwen Taylor, husband Jack and Kay Carmody, Arkansas.

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