Stonewall Stables was built in the heart of Midcoast Maine in 2007. Situated in Nobleboro on 30-acres, the farm boasts sixteen 10' x 10' box stalls in the main barn with an attached 100' x 200' indoor arena and a 100' x 200' outdoor arena. Both arenas are well maintained with new footing and regular dragging. In addition, the coverall design of the indoor allows for bright, airy, comfortable year-round riding.
In 2017, the Bradley family purchased the farm. Stay up-to-date on all of the exciting things happening at the barn by following the Stonewall Stables Facebook page!
meet our staff
Crissy Bradley has been a fixture at Stonewall Stables for six years, so in 2017 when the chance to purchase the farm arose, she couldn't miss the opportunity to realize her dream. With the support from her husband Ross and two boys, Will and Weston, in November 2017 the farm was hers.
Crissy can almost always be found around the farm, doing anything and everything that needs to be done. She enthusiastically teaches beginner riding lessons, starting from leading and grooming to learning how to post trot. No job is too big or too small!
When not working hard at the farm, Crissy can be found on the ocean, on the slopes, or simply enjoying Friday night pot-lucks with family and friends.
Bella Fabiano starting riding with Virginia Shaw shortly after the facility was established. She has ridden with Virginia from lead line all the way to placing at the IEA National Competition in Lexington, Virginia. Bella also had a successful career in large pony division, qualifying for pony finals. For the last three years Bella traveled with top level eventers and show jumpers to train, ride, manage, and groom for the variety of Olympic riders. As she just finished up high school and is starting college online for Veterinary Technology, she has decided to come back to the place where here equine career started, Stonewall Stables.
Bella is now looking forward to settling back in Maine to help thrive with the horses and students to has been training since she has been back. She hopes to share the experiences and knowledge she has gained throughout her training with all of her students who aim to prosper in the equine industry.
Jessica "Jess" Taylor has been part of the Stonewall family for more than eight years. Jess has turned her love of horses into a career, working for a number of other local barns prior to bringing her expertise to Stonewall. Most days, you can find Jess mucking, feeding, turning out, clipping, or any other number of tasks to keep our equine family members happy and healthy. The absolute best care of our horses is her number one priority!
When Jess is not working hard taking care of our beloved horses, she can be found riding her mountain bike or taking breathtaking landscape and horse photos, many of which are proudly displayed on our website and Facebook pages.
Virginia Shaw Genthner
Virginia Shaw started her journey at Stonewall as the owner; however, in 2017 she sold the farm to the Bradley family to focus on her love of teaching. An accomplished Junior competitor in all three rings, Virginia teaches all levels of hunter/jumper riders in addition to coaching the IEA team. She has successfully taught students of all ages from the ground up, taking them as high as the National Level.
Personal growth for each rider is Virginia's top priority. She works with every student to set and achieve goals in a positive and encouraging manner and training style.
Chloe Bryant joined the West Neck Farm team in January 2020. Chloe has been riding since she was a small child and was a member of the United States Pony Club and 4H for many years.
Chloe can be found at the farm most days, doing chores or teaching our beginner group of students the incredibly important fundamentals of horsemanship. Her easy-going personality and quick smile makes her the perfect fit to help even the most nervous, novice riders gain the confidence needed to move up to the next level in their riding journeys.
When not at the barn, Chloe can be found on the slopes or taking fun road trips with her friends and family.