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.
erin Hastings - assistant trainer
Erin Hastings started riding at age 6 and spent her junior career with trainer Miranda Scott at Meadowbrook Stables in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Erin competed as an amateur during her college years at Longwood University in Virginia, when she began working with Ginny Edwards.
Through Ginny, Erin acquired a job with Holly Hill in Marstons Mills, Massachusetts after she graduated from college. Erin spent 4 1/2 years at Holly Hill, where she taught students of all ages and competed many nice horses, from Baby Green Hunters to Grand Prix show jumpers.
Erin's achievements include a Winter Equestrian Festival (Florida) circuit championship, victories in USHJA National Hunter derbies and championships at many horse shows in the Hunter and Jumper divisions, from New England to Florida.
With Hidden Hollow, Erin has earned championships at WEF, Blowing Rock (North Carolina), Rose Mount (Virginia), HITS Culpeper (Virginia) and many others. Erin was ninth in the 2016 WCHR Developing Professional Challenge the at Capital Challenge and returned to claim third in 2017.
Although she said she has little time for hobbies, she admitted to being "a big movie and book nerd." Her future goals include being the best person she can be with whatever life brings her way!
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.