Meet Our Team

Pam RoushPam Roush – Owner, Founder, and Trainer

Pam Roush has successfully trained blue ribbon riders and horses for over 20 years. She has shown all over the country and has earned several nods for her success in and out of the ring. She started out as a young rider in equitation and became a popular catch rider for many different horses and divisions due to her expertise in the sport. She has competed in classes ranging from 3-Gaited, 5-Gaited, Park, Pleasure, and Equitation. Pam has also achieved great success showing road horses under saddle and to bike, as well as road ponies. She has trained several Best of Breed horses, an honor given by Saddle and Bridle magazine. These horses include CH My Heart, Top Star Willie, and Galahad’s Gold Mine. All of these horses have also been named Horse of the Year by the UPHA Chapter 16. Additional horses with award winning records include Rumblestrip and Telemark’s Choice who are USEF blue ribbon winners for the Southeast region. All of these horses still remain under Pam’s remarkable tutelage. One of Pam’s favorite horses and greatest accomplishments was training the phenomenal road horse, The African Queen. In 2006, The African Queen was crowned the World’s Champion Youth Road Horse to Bike.  In 2016, Pam added another World Champion to her credit when her home bred colt My Pot of Gold became the Amateur Yearling Futurity World Champion at the Kentucky State Fair.

Her many horse’s accomplishments truly compliment her own. She has received acclaims including Sportsman of the Year Award – Tampa Charity Horse Show, Trainer of the Year, and she held the position of President for the United Professional Horseman’s Association Florida Chapter 16 for 4 years, a nationally accredited agency. Aside from training, Pam is also a judge in her area and is Chairperson and creator of the Summer Fun Horse Show in Tampa, Florida every June.

15777_10202628910824717_3502323026096318480_nLonna Beth Carter – Assistant Trainer/Instructor

Lonna teaches beginner to advanced horseback riding lessons and camps in saddleseat, western, and hunt seat at Avalon. She grew up in the Tampa Bay area riding and showing saddleseat. In May 2010, Lonna received her Bachelor of Science degree in Equestrian Science from William Woods University in Fulton, MO. Her first “real job” out of college was teaching and growing Heathermoor Farm’s riding program near Birmingham, AL. Lonna believes that horses teach us many life lessons, such a perseverance, patience, and the importance of maintaining a positive attitude.