Ginny Rollins grew up riding on her family's farm, Echo Creek Farm,
in Virginia. When she started her own business in 1994, the choice of
the new farm name was obvious: Echo Creek Riding Academy. Ginny and
her husband, Rob Millet, moved the business to its current facility
Ginny graduated from Duke University in 1991.
During her years at Duke, she was an active member of the Duke University
including being the President of DUET for 2 years. She competed
in IHSA during these years.
At the end of her senior year at Duke
was awarded the Gorter Award for excellence in dedication to
Upon completion of her college years, Ginny went
on a very intensive work-study program in England. Upon completion
of her studies she received her British Horse Society Certification
for Teaching and Riding.
Once back at home she found the American Riding
Instructors Association (ARIA), which certifies Riding Instructors
She has been a certified riding instructor since 1995. She
is certified as a Level III riding instructor and keeps
her certifications current.
Ginny is always looking for new opportunities
to improve herself as an instructor and a rider. She continues
to take clinics, seminars
and lessons on riding and teaching and other subjects that
to her knowledge of teaching and riding. She has also been
certified by the American
Red Cross in First Aid and CPR.
University Equestrian Coach
Ginny is in the unique position of being the established
coach for both the Duke University Equestrian Team and
UNC at Chapel
Equestrian Team. The teams compete all academic year
in Region 3 Zone 4 of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association
teaches the Duke University PE class for Equitation
and Horseback Riding.
Ginny teaches riders good solid riding basics
with an emphasis on equitation (form) on the flat and over fences,
and also with a
strong emphasis on a balanced
and safe rider and horse. Students who ride with
Ginny are able to
do many things with their skills: hunter, equitation,
jumpers, lower level dressage, foxhunting, trail
riding and cross
About Rob Millet
husband, Rob Millet manages the farm at Echo Creek. He divides his
time between his medical practice, hunting with
and taking care of the land and equipment at Echo Creek.
He received his MD Degree from Louisiana State
University in New Orleans and completed his residency in Psychiatry
at Duke University.
both in Pinehurst, NC and Hillsborough, NC.
He spends most of his free time hunting with hounds,
foxhunting on horseback and rabbit hunting on foot with Beagles.
He is active
the local foxhound pact, Red Mountain Hounds in Rougemont, NC,
where he serves as a whipper.
is Master and Huntsman of his own traditional (no guns) Beagle
the Echo Creek
He and Ginny look forward to introducing Echo Creek
About Mary Hunter
our family in 2003 was Mary Hunter Millet. You will see her supervising
us in our daily chores of taking care
the land and the equipment.
About the Dogs
addition to all the horses are our dogs, Echo Creek Jacks, Cricket
and Scout. They will greet you with big smiles and
If you have visited Echo Creek you have probably
met our family of Labrador Retrievers. Our calm, friendly, easy-to-train
Labs are the result of over 20 years of training and breeding experience.
We are not commercial breeders but have one or two litters of puppies
a year to keep our bloodlines going.
Please make an appointment
for your orientation visit by calling 919-732-5106 or emailing .