Riders Who Are Going Places

Choose one of the following one-week summer camps for advanced riders who are rising 9th-12th-grade girls:

Sunday, July 17 – Saturday, July 23, 2016

This equestrian camp for advanced riders offers the opportunity to learn more about hunter/jumper riding, barn management, and the care of horses from experienced college instructors. You’ll also gain knowledge and self-confidence throughout the week. Participants enjoy the outstanding equestrian amenities used by Hollins’ nationally known and award-winning riding team, and they take field trips to off-site locations such as a local breeding farm and the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. The week concludes with a Saturday morning showcase and picnic farewell for parents and family members.

$1,100 (Residential only)
  • Campers who register and pay the nonrefundable $200 deposit by March 1 receive a 20% discount.
  • Campers who register and pay the deposit by May 1 receive a 10% discount.
  • All payments are due in full by June 15, or your registration will be canceled and your deposit will not be refunded.

Nancy Peterson

Nancy Peterson, Director of Riding

  • B.A., Roanoke College
  • Has worked at Hollins since 1972
  • Inducted into the following halls of fame: Virginia Horse Show Association (2012), Virginia Horse Center (2008), Roanoke Valley Horse Show (2001), Southwest Virginia Hunter/Jumper Association
  • IHSA Lifetime Achievement Award (2007)
  • ODAC Coach of the Year (five times)
  • Horseperson of the Year (2004) VHSA
  • Guy Burkholder Memorial Sportsmanship Award (2006)
  • Susan Hagan Award (2004)
  • Andrew M. Montgomery Award (1998)
  • Hunter coordinator, Roanoke Valley Horse Show
  • Board of directors, Virginia Horse Center
  • Horseperson of the Year (1995), Virginia Horse Council
  • Past president, Southwest Virginia Hunter/Jumper Association
  • Board of directors, Virginia Horse Show Association
  • Past president, Roanoke Valley Horsemen’s Association
  • Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award from Hollins University (2011)

Sandy Gerald

L. M. “Sandy” Gerald, Head Coach

  • B.S., Louisiana State University
  • Respected course designer and USEF “R” judge
  • Horse Show Association’s Susan H. Hagan Memorial Trophy
  • Seven-time ODAC Coach of the Year
  • Inducted into the Southwest Virginia Hunter/Jumper Association Hall of Fame (2006)
  • VHSA Horseman of the Year (2006, 1992)
  • President, VHSA
  • Board of directors, VHSA
  • Andrew Montgomery Award (1987)
  • President, Southwest Virginia Hunter/Jumper Association
  • President, IHSA Zone 4, Region 2

Liz Courter

Liz Courter, Associate Head Coach

  • A.A., Southern Seminary
  • Riding instructor at Hollins since 1982
  • Guy Burkholder Memorial Sportsmanship Award (2007)
  • ODAC Coach of the Year (three times)
  • Southwest Virginia Hunter/Jumper Association board of directors

Elise Roschen

Elise Roschen, Stable Manager, Assistant Director of Riding

  • A.A., Southern Seminary
  • Riding instructor at Hollins since 1986
  • Consultant and advisor to many barns in Virginia
  • Successful breeder of hunters, including the 2013 Four Year Old Champion of the International Hunter Futurity
  • IHSA National Championship Horse Show Sportsmanship Award (2007)