Welcome to Stonecrest Farm! Established in 1981, Stonecrest Farm is a simple
and peaceful haven for horses, and for all animals and people, located just outside of Charlotte, NC. Owners Don and
Chris Donahue grew up in the area and have ridden, owned, raised, trained and shown horses since their youth. In the
1980’s, they began to raise elegant and rare Egyptian Arabian horses, a breed known for their delicate beauty,
great intelligence, and affectionate nature.
The Donahues opened Stonecrest Farm Boarding
Stable in 1994 and began accepting a few select boarders who shared their love and respect for horses.
In 2006, Chris, a former riding teacher, began "Hello Horse!”, a lesson program
teaching basic horsemanship to children and adults. This program helps to insure the safety of the future rider
by giving them the skills to interact and handle horses in a respectful manner before riding lessons begin. During this
time, Chris also began working with the United States Equine Rescue League and served for 6 years as a Coordinator for North
Spring of 2011 brought a new dimension to the successful
"Hello Horse!" program. Due to popular demand, Chris added basic, horseback
riding lessons to the program, emphasizing the fundamentals of an independent, balanced seat and quiet hands.
many years, Don and Chris hosted pony parties on the farm for family and friends to celebrate a child’s birthday.
Now they have opened their farm for everyone to share the fun! Stonecrest Farm Pony
Parties are almost a weekly event with many different types of parties for children of all ages, and for adults!
Seeing the look of wonder and amazement on a child’s face as they pet and ride the pony or horse
brings joy to any parent’s heart! Celebrating a birthday or special occasion with a Pony Party at
an actual horse farm produces happy smiles and lasting memories!
From her lifetime of loving and owning horses, Chris is well aware of the powerful,
positive affect that horses have on humans. Horses are a wonderful gift from God; having the ability to inspire, soothe,
and lift the spirits of anyone willing to spend time with them. It is with this knowledge, and the desire to share
it with others, that The Horse Experience was born. Stonecrest Farm now schedules
special sessions in being with horses and discovering the life-truths that horses can teach us.
Pony Parties, Horsemanship and Horseback Riding Lessons, Boarding . . . browse through the website to learn more about
Thank you for visiting!