Our Instructors

Marion Therapeutic Riding Association Instructors

YES, we frequently host PATH International certification workshops! Click HERE to view the schedule of upcoming workshops.

Our current PATH certified instructors include:

Pam Morriston, MTRA Program Director

Pam Morrison, Program Director, is a PATH Certified Instructor. She received her certification in 2009 while working at Harmony Farms in Rockledge, Florida, where she later became Program Director. After five years with Harmony Farms, Pam moved to Hidden Acres in Port St. John to help with a new equine program focusing on at-risk youth, as well as conducting riding lessons for all levels of dressage, hunter/jumper, trail and obstacle challenges for beginner through intermediate riders.

Pam has vast and varied experience with equine care, management and training. She has two horses of her own; one that she started as a colt and a Thoroughbred she adopted for her husband.

Pam studied at the University of Southern Maine and held a career in general management in the country club industry. She served on the PATH International National Conference Committee in 2013 as a chair of hospitality and entertainment. Pam also served on the committee for the PATH Regional Conference in 2012, held in Tampa. She currently resides in Cocoa, Florida with her husband, Brett. Her love for the horse and passion for equine-assisted therapeutic riding has brought her to MTRA. She began as our head instructor for the Hillcrest School program in the fall of 2014 and was promoted to Program Director in the fall of 2015, after Terri Libera accepted another position closer to her home.

sally2Sally Ann Lyle is our most senior Certified PATH Instructor and has had a lifetime with horses as a breeder, owner, exhibitor and fine artist and moved to Ocala from Kansas City, MO. Sally has World Champion Morgan Horses and currently shows the western pleasure mare “Better Be Good To Me” and the pleasure driving mare “Set The Stage”. She was also the creative mind behind our beautiful MTRA horse and rider logo. She is one of our most senior PATH certified instructors and is a trusted friend to MTRA. She has won numerous awards for her beautiful equine art and frequently has her work featured in magazines and on the covers of show programs and horse magazines.

Garnet RobinsonGarnet Robinson is a past member of our Board of Directors and is now a PATH Certified Instructor. Originally from Parkersburg, West Virginia, Garnet graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education from West Virginia University and enjoyed a long and fulfilling career in the Army and the Department of Defense, as well as a second career in 2012 as a program manager in the military health care system, she retired and moved from San Antonio, Texas, to The Villages, Florida. After settling in, she discovered MTRA through friends she made in the horse community. Aside from volunteering at MTRA and serving on the board, Garnet enjoys training and riding her Morgan mare “Spice” and other outdoor activities in beautiful central Florida. Garnet has a strong background in education, equine activities, management, and leadership, which makes her a great instructor and an asset to MTRA.