Faces of the Vista


Paul and Morgan Batton, Owners


Paul and Morgan Batton are permanent residents of Aiken. Paul and Morgan are graduates of Clemson University and own The Hitch and Tow, LLC, Aiken’s 4Star Trailer dealership and trailer service shop. Paul is an engineer by trade and enjoys business, hospitality, and flying. Morgan is an active eventer and has competed through the 3* level and manages a professional training program. The Battons have a two sons, named Lee and Luke.

 Amber Lee (Manager)
Amber is a South Carolina native and has been involved with horses since she first started taking lessons at five years old. She is proud of her accomplishments in the hunter/jumpers. Amber has been involved in Event Management for many years and has held key roles in managing equestrian facilities. Amber joined The Vista team in November of 2021. Everyone knows her famous side kick, Tucker. 

Janice Keats (Client Relations)
Janice grew up in England and took her BHS exams before relocating to California in her late teens.  Janice has managed barns, run her own training programs and competed up through the preliminary level in eventing and 3rd level dressage. Janice joined The Vista in Jan 2022 after being an active member since her family arrived in Aiken in 2018. She loves meeting people, making people laugh and continues to be active in the horse community. Janice loves teaching and competing locally and has a passion for helping youth in outreach programs.  

Sam Keats (Client Relations)



Rigoberto Rodriguez, Sr. (Maintenance Director)


Jamie Gornall (Course Builder)

Jamie has been part of The Vista team since the beginning. After earning a Pre-Med degree from Springfield College, he became a full-time course builder with contributions to Fair Hill, Southern Pines, Great Meadow, 2018 World Equestrian Games, among others. When not traveling building horse jumps, Jamie is the Technical Coordinator at The Green Mountain Horse Association and in the process of building a house there in South Woodstock, VT.