virginia "ginny" edwards - owner/head trainer
Ginny specializes in developing horses and riders for the show ring, from Short Stirrup to the Grand Prix jumper ranks.
Ginny, who relocated from Maryland to Virginia in 2005, has more than 30 years of success in training horses and riders who have earned tricolors in the Hunters, Jumpers and Equitation divisions at the country’s best shows, including the Winter Equestrian Festival circuit (Florida), the Devon Horse Show (Pennsylvania) and the East Coast fall indoor horse shows, the Capital Challenge (Maryland), Pennsylvania National, Washington International (D.C.) and the National.
In addition, Ginny's Junior Equitation riders have won many major finals, including the VHSA, MHSA, the Zone 3 Finals, the Bryan Trophy and the Amy Reistrup Trophy, some multiple times. Her students have also gone on to earn college scholarships and top honors in the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association and the National Collegiate Equestrian Association competitions.
Along with her training duties, Ginny volunteers her time and gives back to the industry on United States Hunter Jumper Association and Virginia Horse Shows Association committees. She's a past member of the USHJA Officials Education Committee, Equitation Task Force and Pony Task Force. She's currently a member of the USHJA Junior Task Force. Ginny is also a United States Equestrian Federation R-rated judge in Hunters and Hunter/Jumping Seat Equitation.
Samantha Franklin Hammond - assistant trainer
Samantha joined Hidden Hollow in 2017 after working as a vet tech in Camden, South Carolina, while riding professionally. She'll be holding down the fort in Virginia during the winter and is excited to keep bringing our students along for the 2018 show season.