Mindy Coleman is the counsel for the Jockeys’ Guild, Inc., the organization representing professional jockeys in American Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing. The Guild was founded in May 1940 and has approximately 1,270 members, including active, retired and permanently disabled riders. The purpose of the organization is to represent jockeys throughout the country and to monitor developments in local, state and federal laws affecting the racing industry, and in particular, the jockeys. Ms. Coleman’s childhood was spent in the Northwest, in Eastern Oregon and in Idaho. She grew up with a passion for horses, including dressage and jumping horses, as well as race horses. Her family had both Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred racehorses, which ran in Idaho, Oregon, Washington, California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. She graduated from Arizona State University in 2001 with her B.S. and received her J.D. from Gonzaga University in 2004. From December of 2004 until she became in-house counsel for the Jockeys’ Guild in 2009, Ms. Coleman had a private practice where she focused on bankruptcy and construction litigation.