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Staff

 

Contact Staff

Chief Executive Officer John Nicholson
nicholson.johnd@gmail.com
540.464.2969
Chief Operating Officer Leigh Anne Claywell
laclaywell@horsecenter.org
540.464.2960
Administration & Employment    
Security Leroy Troxel
ltroxellx3@gmail.com
540.784.0156
Show Office Show Manager (different per event) 540-464-2962
Stable Office Ellen Pennine
stableoffice@horsecenter.org
540-464-2966
Maintenance Wayne Downs                                                 wdowns2013@gmail.com 540.784.0154
Operations Manager Ben Sanchez                                                         ben.sanchezops@gmail.com                           540.784.0159                    
Food & Beverage Director
 
Kristina Day
kday@horsecenter.org

540.464.2959
804.651.6435

Coliseum & Mezzanine Administrator

Matt Crookshanks
mcrookshanks@horsecenter.org

540-464-2952

540-461-1564

Concessions Manager Kasey Potter

757.880.6517

 

 

Full Staff

Administration

John Nicholson, Chief Executive Officer
Leigh Anne Claywell, Chief Operating Officer
Matt Crookshanks, Sponsorship & Advertising/ Coliseum & Mezzanine Administrator
Leroy Troxell, Director of Security
Ellen  Pennine, Stable Office Manager & Show Contracts Administrator
Wayne Downs, Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds
Kasey Potter, Virginia Horse Center Concessions
Kristina Day, Virginia Horse Center Catering & Winner's Ring Restaurant Manager
Ben Sanchez, Operations Manager
 

Show Management

Leslie Brown, Stonewall Country I & II, Lexington Spring Premiere & Encore, Lexington National
Steve Hanks, Bonnie Blue National Horse Show & Friesian Horse Show
Clyde Poarch, Thoroughbred Celebration Horse Show Series
Keedie Leonard & "Sandy" Gerald, House Mountain Horse Show Series
Sally Moore, Dressage with a View show series
Robert Obermiller, Blue Ridge Arabian Classic Horse Show