Katie joined Cesar Parra in May of 2000, and is one of the founding members of Piaffe Performance Farm Team. Katie has assisted Cesar at important international competitions such as: 2002 World Equestrian Games, with Robinson. 2003 Pan American Games, with Pik-L, 2004 Olympic Games, with Galant Du Serein, 2005 World Cup, with Galant Du Serein and Pik-L, 2005 Aachen, with Galant Du Serein and Pik-L
Katie is an accomplished rider in her own right as well, having shown through Grand Prix. She is a USDF bronze, silver and gold medalist. She has spent time in Germany, training with Herr Reuben, Herr Peilicke, and Hubertus Schmidt.