Odessa Thacker

Associate Director of Admissions & Equestrian Recruitment Specialist Office of Admissions

Originally from Yorktown, Virginia, I came to Emory & Henry with the equestrian program from Virginia Intermont College in 2014. While in college at E&H, I rode on the IHSA, IDA, and ANRC teams, and also received my ARIA certification through the equestrian program. I graduated with a B.A. in Equine Studies in 2018. I had an incredible collegiate experience with Intermont Equestrian, and worked for several professional Virginian equestrians post-graduation. I was thrilled to get the opportunity to return to E&H and help other students find their passion and thrive at our wonderful institution. 


I have office hours and am available to talk between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. most weekdays. 

Secondary Title:

Transfer Students & All Equestrian-Interested Students

Addtional Phone Number (cell)


  • Certified by the American Riding Instructors Association (through Emory & Henry)
  • B.A. in Equine Studies
  • Currently working on my Masters of Education in Equestrian Education 


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