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About Us

        Holly Croney

Owner

Head Trainer

     I grew up in Loudoun County, right in the middle of horse country. My parents owned two lesson/boarding barns, and I was on a pony from the minute I could hold up my head! Almost every weekend of my childhood was spent at horse shows where my sisters and I would compete or at equestrian endurance races cheering on my mother! While most of my riding career has been in hunter/jumper, I have also competed in eventing, endurance and western gaming, such as barrel racing, pole bending and team penning. It only seemed natural that when it came time to pick a college, I would follow my passion for horses. I attended Hollins University and rode for their equestrian team. After college, I worked for an equine veterinarian but found my way back to my true calling, teaching riding lessons. I teach my students a strong foundation of strength, equitation and compassion for their equine partners. Nothing makes me happier than to see my students blossom into amazing, responsible and caring equestrians!

Teaches: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday

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        Cory Folliard

Business Manager

        Unlike most of my HMC Equestrian colleagues, I did not grow up riding horses. In fact, I started in 2017 when I decided to join my children in their weekly beginner lessons and figured I would see what happened! Well, my children certainly surpassed me in their riding abilities, and I have found many muscles I never even wanted to know existed in my body. Nonetheless, I have loved every minute of my mid-life crisis journey into the world of horses and am happy I've been able to help HMCE share this world with so many other people!

        I grew up in Somerset, PA, and earned my BA in Government and German from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA. I also earned my MA in Higher Education and Student Affairs from The George Washington University. I have always enjoyed working with people, especially students. I have also loved animals and spent much of my youth saving and rehabilitating wild baby bunnies, birds and any other creature our family's Springer Spaniel would discover in her pursuit of the ultimate chase!

        This love and respect for animals has certainly come in handy as my family now owns more horses than there are people who can ride them! Sweets, Parker, Maven, Maverick plus the project horses I co-own with our barn manager, Liz, are all now part of the Folliard Herd.

        Horseback riding has certainly been a source of much fun, confidence building, peace and rewarding challenges for my family. As HMCE's business manager, I look forward to helping our students and their families navigate their own journey into the wonderful world of horses!

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        Lizz Jorgensen

Barn Manager

        I grew up in Fairfax, where I started riding at the age of 6. My older sister ice skated, and I spent many hours watching her practice and decided it was not for me. So, I chose another thrill-packed sport requiring much dedication and family support. . .horseback riding!

        My younger days were spent in the hunter/jumper arena and as a member of the River Bend Pony Club in Fairfax. As an adult, I spent the majority of my riding career competing in the eventing world. While I love the excitement of jumping and speed, I have found the art of dressage to be more up my alley at this point in my life, however! In fact, I am still a student of a local dressage instructor. Riding has been a lifelong pursuit of mine, and there is always something new to learn!

        I attended Bridgewater College where I earned a BS in Business and George Mason University where I earned a Masters in Special Education. While in college, I continued to take lessons and competed in the Games Championship in Kentucky my 1st year of college. I've also worked as a professional groom for an Olympic Rider in Eventing and travelled with my client to many shows throughout North America.

        As HMC Equestrian's barn manager, I use my riding skills, horse care knowledge and love of animals to care for and train all of the barn's beloved horses and ponies and to help our students learn how to bond with their horses through grooming and tacking. When I am not in the barn, I am hanging out with family and friends, snuggling with my very attentive cat, Stella, working with one of my project horses or remembering fondly the many great rides I've had with my own wonderful horses over the years (much love to Joe, Woody and Lyric!)

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        Jamee Albright

Assistant Trainer

     Jamee started her riding career at a very young age. Her grandparents owned a farm where she was brought up riding and showing horses of all disciplines. In 2005, Jamee was Vaulting National Trot Champion and was Junior Young Rider Reserve Champion in Dressage and received many other accolades in her years of showing. Jamee has experience in dressage, jumping, eventing and western riding. While in college, Jamee was a member of the Virginia Commonwealth University Equestrian Team, where she competed in the 2 foot hunters. She currently competes at training level in eventing and first level dressage. Horses are her passion, and Jamee specializes in building the ultimate partnership between horse and rider.

Teaches: Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday

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