Martin Franks graduated with Bachelors degree in Horse Science from University of Kentucky and Masters Program in Architecture with honor from UK. He relocated to Franklin, TN from Lexington, KY in 2013 after 12 years in Kentucky. Martin works with Hart-Freeland-Robert Architects and Engineers in Brentwood as Design Architect and Project Manager for National Architectural projects. Martin serves as consultant to the Trish Franks School of Riding and is Assistant to the IEA Western Reining Team. Since his relocation, he has resumed training the families horses for NRHA competitions as a Non-Pro.

Affiliations are AQHA, NRHA, OVRHA, PBHA, PHA & USEF and ASDF.