Board of Directors

Investment in the Virginia Horse Center Foundation enriches the experience for every participant and visitor. The Foundation is a dynamic organization that supports the thrill of competition, the special partnership between horse and rider, and a vibrant community. Our competitions and educational programs promote the responsibility and leadership that shapes lives.

“We applaud the efforts by an engaged VHCF Board of Directors in partnership with a top management team graced with in-depth horse industry experience and great leadership credentials. A renewed emphasis on grassroots horsemanship, improvement of the facilities, new events and retention of the old, all bode well for the Virginia Horse Center’s revitalization as a respected national horse facility.”

— The VHCF Equestriennes
(Rebecca Cohen, Brooks Cushman, Ella Eavers, Marynell Eyles, Henley Gabeau*,
Wendy Higginson, Chris Lego, Patty Lemon, Donna Martin, Martha Mungovan,
Tracey Smith-Oliver, Melissa Sager and Erin Tobin)


Board of Directors

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The Virginia Horse Center Foundation's Board of Directors is a group of highly talented and committed individuals. Their expertise is vital to the management and oversight of the Foundation, and we thank them for their time and service.


Gardner L. Bloemers
Charlottesville, VA

Kenneth M. Wheeler, Jr.
Vice President
Keswick, VA

Charles A. “Chuck” Grossmann
Keswick, VA

Elizabeth Mason Horsley
Richmond, VA


Judith Heisley Bishop
Washington, DC

Roxanne Booth
Charlottesville, VA

Brooks Cushman
Middlebrook, VA

H. E. (Buddy) Derrick, Jr.
Lexington, VA

 William C. Heizer
Staunton, VA

Ernest M. Oare
Warrenton, VA

Lynn E. Rice
Purceville, VA

Brian Ross
Fairfield, VA

Jeffry Sterba
Keswick, VA

George Williams
Scottsville, VA

Christopher Wynne
Virginia Beach, VA

Advisory Board

Karin Banks
Monterey, VA

Jason & Alisa Berry
Verona, VA

Dianne Boyd
Leesburg, VA

Ronnie R. Campbell
Raphine, VA

Vicky Castegren
Barboursville, VA

Jane Forbes Clark
Cooperstown, NY

Jean Clark
Lexington, VA

Kim Gall
Charlottesville, VA

Tim Harmon
Middleburg, VA

Alison Head
Hamilton, VA

Martin Hoard
Keswick, VA

Melissa Holland
Lexington, VA

Bruce Johnson
Boyce, VA

Walter J. Lee
Keswick, VA

Patty Lemon
Roanoke, VA

A.W. "Buster" Lewis
Rockbridge Baths, VA

Sandy Lilly
Princeton, WV

Jessica Lohman
Poolesville, MD

Bettina Longaker
Gordonsville, VA

Janine Malone
Zebulon, NC

Dudley McFarlane
Whitehall, VA

Donna R. Martin
Ruckersville, VA

Melanie L. Mathewes
Middleburg, VA

G. Otis Mead, III
Lexington, VA

Molly T. Moore
Buena Vista, VA

Robin Moore
Buena Vista, VA

Andrew Motion
Upperville, VA

Winkie Motley
Keswick, VA

Glenn D. Petty
Warrenton, VA

Cathette Plumer
Doswell, VA

Celia Rafalko
Manakin-Sabot, VA

Joseph T. Samuels, Jr.
Charlottesville, VA

Donald Stewart, Jr.
Ocala, FL

Harry H. Warner, Sr.
Lexington, VA

Jim Wolf
Gladstone, NJ


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