About Us & Our Philosophy 

Our philosophy at Eden Farm is to bring the joy and adventure of show jumping to people who love this sport and to those who are just beginning their love of horses.  We teach the classical style of riding, and Megan is always sharing her expertise in horsemanship with the students and all those around her.  We instill an atmosphere of hard work, fun, camaraderie and adventure. Our program is designed to set up each student to become all they dream to be as a rider, and we constantly push our students to go to new levels to achieve their goals.  Whether horse or human, we take time to design a training program that will advance the horse or rider.  At shows we have the opportunity to compete and show off our skills, and it helps our riders see the connection between their hard work and success.  We use natural horsemanship methods in our program and horse handling, and teach this to our students.  We also host guest instructors in dressage and natural horsemanship.   

Megan is a proponent of positive coaching and using positive feedback to motivate and coach her students at the shows.  As a mom and trainer she has learned that children respond best to this style of coaching.  However, she can also be very tough and push her students when they need to dig in and work hard. 

Megan Galloway

USHJA CERTIFIED TRAINER

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Owner/trainer Megan Lomel has over 20 years’ experience riding, showing and training horses. At age 12 she won the Small Pony Hunter Grand Championship at Pony Finals riding Farnley Nasser and was also the overall Grand Reserve Champion Pony.  She trained with renowned trainer Lesley Gamble, as well as Christina Schlusemeyer and Don Stewart. She won championships at Devon, WEF, HITS, Upperville and many year-end awards for Zone 4 and her local show group, CFHJA.

After her successful career as a junior rider, Megan obtained a bachelor’s degree from Furman University in Economics. She enjoyed a 12-year career in banking and investments with Barnett Bank and Regions Bank in Ocala, Florida. She then began her family and after a pony ride birthday party for her oldest daughter Lauren (then 4), her friends all requested lessons for their own children. Megan wanted to spend more time with her children, and soon after, began her second career as a hunter/jumper trainer.  She found a new passion as an instructor and found she loved not only the horses, but teaching others as well.  

"We instill an atmosphere of hard work, fun, camaraderie, and adventure."

Ashley Nesmith

Barn Manager Extraordinaire

Ashley is a former 2 time USEF HOTY winner on two of her ponies.  She knows and understands the show world and what it takes to get there. Under Megan’s guidance as trainer, Ashley purchased Stella in 2017, a very green 8 year old Warmblood mare with very little training.  This team was HITS circuit champion in 2020 in the Adult Jumpers (1.10 meter).  She is an invaluable asset to us at Eden Farm helping with barn management and other areas.  

Rachael Lomel

Beginner Lesson Coach

Rachael has been in the barn since she was a baby, whether in a baby sling or sleeping in front of a fan in the stroller.  She was on horseback by age 3 and has had a successful career showing ponies, hunters, jumpers and equitation.  She is cheerful and easy going, and confers with her mother while training her students to maximize their learning and progress.  She’s especially proud when her riders move up to the next level and accomplish all their goals with her.  

Gage Clark

Barn & Horse Show Assistant 

Gage came to Eden Farm in 2020.  His passion for horses has been in his blood since he was a kid.  Unable to pursue his passion early on, he took his first lesson with Megan at Eden Farm at age 18.  He will be one to watch as he progresses in the sport! He is a groom for Eden Farm and cheerfully works with our horses to make sure they are well cared for.  You will also see Gage grooming at the shows.  He is a full-time student in the Equine Studies program at Central Florida College, and the nephew of our neighbor and good friend Helen Gallaway.