~ 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 who 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, trailrides, and other barn operations. The stables' main emphasis includes premier boarding, lessons, shows and outreach programs.
Advanced Riding Instructor and Trainer
Megan (Van Son) Ferryman has been involved in the equine industry for over 15 years with a strong focus in Eventing and Dressage. Megan has competed successfully through the Preliminary Level across the Southeast, consistently placing in the top 3 at recognized events. She has extensive experience developing young horses, specifically off-track Thoroughbreds, and enjoys the process of helping horses unlock their talents beyond the track. In May of 2017, Megan gained her Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) International certification as a Therapeutic Riding Instructor and has taught at multiple Therapeutic Riding facilities in Tennessee and Kentucky. Megan offers sales, training, and instruction for horse and rider and welcomes students of all ages and abilities. For more information, visit www.mvsequestrian.com
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 and is now available for lessons and training at White Stables.
Chance began working at White Stables in June of 2020 and has become an important asset to the team. On any given day, Chance can be found working with horses, managing feeding and turnout operations, and assisting with other barn related activities. Chance enjoys schooling White Stable's lesson horses in addition to her own horses she has at home.
Delilah has been a part of the White Stables team for several years. Delilah works alongside Chance and the rest of our team to ensure our horses receive the best care. Delilah assists with anything from feeding and assisting with turnout to schooling boarder's horses.
Riding 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, instructing 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!