~ Barn Team ~
White Stables was purchased in August 2014 by the family of Pascale White, residing in West Knoxville, in their search of land and optimal conditions for their four horses that were then boarded at a local training barn. They purchased the property with the goal of maintaining and enhancing the stone and stucco barn and 40 acres of pastures now and for future generations as an equestrian center of the highest standards. Pascale has overseen operations and management since the stables' purchase, and Sydney White, one of her four adult children, is at the barn throughout the week for advanced riding lessons and trailrides, and other barn operations. The stables' main emphasis includes premier boarding, lessons, shows and outreach programs.
Dillon Wren Lerner
Manager, Head Trainer
Our Head Trainer, Dillon Lerner, has 18 years riding experience which includes 7 years show jumping/hunter jumper, and 11 years all around western (riding, reining, running barrels, and all around showing). He is a multiple AQHA point earner in horsemanship, ranch riding, barrel racing and pole bending. Dillon has also been a money earner and multiple jackpot winner in barrel racing and pole bending, a state, national and world qualifier in NBHA and IBRA and a trainer of multiple AQHA point earners and rodeo money earners.
Dillon pursued higher education in equine studies at Lamar College under a NFR qualifier as his instructor; Dillon won the end of the year show on the horse he trained in their program. He specializes in Quarter Horses and Thoroughbreds, but has worked with Arabians, Warmbloods, Tennessee Walking horses, Morgans and more!
Dillon Lerner at White Stables at Rarity Bay is a leading western trainer in the Vonore, TN western trainers directory on NewHorse.com.
Lead Riding Instructor
White Stables would like to welcome Ashtyn Miller to our lesson program as our lead instructor!
Ashtyn has 18 years of riding experience in hunter jumper and 8 years experience in giving lessons. She has shown in hunter jumper and pleasure EQ. Ashtyn attended Lamar Community College in the Equine Business program and spent 6 months on a dude ranch as a wrangler. She is great at instilling confidence in kids and working with both adults and children in learning how to ride and excel under saddle.
Assistant Barn Manager & Trainer
Ava started by volunteering and taking lessons at White Stables several years ago and has advanced her skills and horse knowledge through her many hours at the barn caring for horses and hands on experience with daily barn operations. She has advanced her riding and training skills by studying under various advanced level trainers and participating at specialty clinics.
Advanced Lesson Instructor, Special Events
Sydney started out riding and showing Arabian horses saddleseat and has since discovered an affinity and innate ability for eventing. She has competed and excelled at regional shows as a saddleseat rider and now is turning her attention to combined training.
At White Stables, Sydney can be found schooling lesson horses, assisting trainers, offering beginner youth lessons and leading trailrides when she is not riding her Georgian Grande mare, Miss Darcy, for pleasure.
Outreach program leader, Beginning Instructor,
Holly Jackson starting as a mom helping at Horse Club before restarting riding for herself. Holly grew up riding western and is a natural; she has been with White Stables since its inception, getting as much wet saddle time as an active mom homeschooling two young boys can, plus fulfilling her childhood dreams of getting out in the showring, competing, increasing her knowledge of western and English riding skills through specialty clinics and working with the White Stables trainers. She has been a huge help keeping our team of barn horses schooled, leading trail rides, and leading outreach programs.
~ Volunteers ~
White Stables is fortunate to have a wonderful group of people who board or lease with us who also just enjoy coming in on their down time to lend a hand with some barn chores. We are lucky to call them members of our barn family!