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“Together, – staff, board, participants, our community, and industry partners – we will succeed. We come into the office every day with an eye to providing the best facility, programming, and amenities to our participants as well as being the best neighbor and resource to our community and the state. People value us because we offer an experience. It is our job and our privilege to elevate that experience every time they return. I believe that this is the key to the longevity and success of the Virginia Horse Center Foundation.” – Katherine R. Truitt, Chief Executive Officer

Contact Staff

Administration & Employment Edie MacCorkle
emaccorkle@horsecenter.org
540-464-2951
Director of Finance Vince Ruggierri
vruggieri@horsecenter.org
540.464.2958
Security Leroy Troxel
ltroxellx3@gmail.com
540.784.0156
Show Office Show Manager (different per event) 540-464-2962
Special Events / Rockbridge Regional Fair Director Deborah Work
dwork@horsecenter.org
540.464.2953
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                                                        540.784.2959                    
Food Services Manager Bob Taylor                                                            btaylor@horsecenter.org 540.461.3438

Full Staff

Administration

 

Katherine R. Truitt, Chief Executive Officer
Edie MacCorkle, Executive Assistant and HR Manager
Vince Rugierri, Director of Finance
Deborah Work, Director of IT and Special Events / Director of the Rockbridge Regional Fair
Matt Crookshanks, Coliseum & Mezzanine Administrator
Leroy Troxell, Director of Security
Ellen  Pennine, Stable Office Manager & Show Contracts Administrator
Wayne Downs, Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds
Bob Taylor, Virginia Horse Center Concessions and Catering
Ben Sanchez, Operations Manager
 

Show Management

Leslie Brown, Stonewall CountryI & II, Lexington Spring Premiere & Encore, Lexington National
Steve Hanks, Bonnie Blue National Horse Show & Friesian Horse Show
Brian & Penny Ross, Thoroughbred Celebration Horse Show Series
Deborah Work, Polar Bear Horse Shows
Keedie Leonard & "Sandy" Gerald, House Mountain Horse Show Series
Sally Moore & Tamala Nichols, Commonwealth Games/Equestrian Sport
Sally Moore, Dressage with a View show series
Marie Taylor & Matt Kwapich, Blue Ridge Arabian Classic Horse Show