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Nancy Peterson

Nancy Peterson, Director of Riding

B.A., Roanoke College. Riding instructor at Hollins since 1972. Inducted into the Virginia Horse Shows Association Hall of Fame (2012); inducted into the Virginia Horse Center Hall of Fame (2008); 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); Virginia Horse Show Association; Roanoke Valley Horse Show Hall of Fame (2001); hunter coordinator, Roanoke Valley Horse Show; board of directors, Virginia Horse Center; Horseperson of the Year (1995), VHC; Virginia Horse Council; past president, Southwest Virginia Hunter/Jumper Association; board of directors, Virginia Horse Show Association, and past president, Roanoke Valley Horsemen's Association; Hall of Fame, Southwest Virginia Hunter/Jumper Association.

CONTACT
Nancy Peterson
Riding Coach
Riding Center
Hollins University
P.O. Box 9611
Roanoke, VA 24020
(540) 362-6691
Fax: (540) 362-6446
nancyp03@aol.com
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); board of directors, Southwest Virginia Hunter/Jumper Association (two terms).

Sandy Gerald

L. M. (Sandy) Gerald, Head Coach

B.S., Louisiana State University; is a well respected course designer and USEF "R" judge; awarded Virginia 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 (making him only the second person in the history of the VHSA to earn the honor a second time); current president, VHSA; Board of Directors, VHSA, 1987-present; Andrew Montgomery Award 1987; President, Southwest Virginia Hunter/Jumper Association 1996-97; current president, IHSA Zone 4, Region 2.

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. Received the IHSA National Championships Horse Show Sportsmanship Award, 2007.