Diamond K Stables is located on 115 acres in Eatonton, GA. We are conveniently located off of Hwy 44 and Hwy 16 with easy access to Pea Ridge Road, Lake Oconee, and Greensboro. A comfortable and relaxed facility is provided where all students, boarders and visitors feel welcome. Students and boarders range in age, experience, and discipline. We are here to ensure that you enjoy the time that you spend away from the demands of everyday life.
Our beautiful, well maintained barn is set off the road, overlooking rolling pastures and two ponds. The facility is open 7 days a week and includes a secured driveway gate, a 23,000 square foot barn with 40 stalls filled with premium quality shavings. We offer wooded riding trails, lush pastures, 150 x 80 indoor arena with a climate controlled viewing area and state of the art footing, an outdoor arena, and a round pen. Our horses are always cared for with personalized, heartfelt care by our knowledgeable staff.
Our mission is to provide a safe and relaxed environment for our human and animal clients, regardless of which equine activity you choose to enjoy.
With today’s fast paced society, Diamond K works hard to facilitate a peaceful and tranquil escape from reality for everyone. Keeping in mind that horses are therapeutic, we create a sanctuary where equine enthusiasts can enjoy the bonds that develop between humans and our horses.
Owners Diana and Larry Richards
Shasta Charles has been involved with horses for 49 years, instructing for 43 of those years, and still loving it. With three years at Wilson College pursuing a double major in equine and equestrian management and riding under Colonel Kitts Olympic dressage rider and along with Grand Prix jumper are only part of her experience. Hands on work at stables from NH to Florida and riding under various coaches and instructors has added to a well-rounded hands-on experience in the horse industry. Experienced in jumpers, hunters, eventing and many other disciplines, she plans on bringing these experiences to our barn. She taught and coached jumpers and hunters for over 30 years with many championships on local circuits. With over four years involved in teaching and coaching children in pony club, she sent 10 riders to USPC national championships in Show Jumping, one team in quiz and had riders qualify in eventing, polocrosse and a team in gaming qualify as well. She is ready to start you or your child on the enjoyment of riding either for pleasure or competition with our show team.
Jacel Charles Galloway
Riding Instructor / Trainer
Kathy brings to Diamond K almost 30 years of experience in the equestrian world. Her showing background includes Pony Club and IHSA in both Hunt Seat and Stock Seat. Her background as an instructor started in college where she assisted the lead instructor with the beginner riding program. She was a 4H leader in Alabama and has taught beginner riding lessons at 2 other facilities before coming to Diamond K. Kathy has had formal training in and experience with breaking/training, stable management, showmanship, breeding, and general husbandry. She offers beginner English riding lessons here at Diamond K for both children and adults.
Kathy loves to make her lessons fun and engaging for her students and is very flexible in tailoring each lesson to the student’s individual needs and goals. Her main focus is safety (and FUN,) all while developing a solid set of basics for each rider. Her goal is to make sure her students enjoy riding and are excited to move up to the next skill level when they are ready.
Riding Instructor and Assistant Trainer
Mackenzie has always had a lifelong love of horses. Deciding that her passion would inevitably lead her to a career in horses, she has spent the past 10 years developing young horses off the racetrack, her own personal competition horses, and client horses. Wanting to share her knowledge and love of horses, she began teaching at Dimond K Stables and has enjoyed helping her students reach their personal goals while continuing to advance their riding and horsemanship skills. Continuing to advance her own competition record, Mackenzie peruses 3-Phase Eventing as well as Showjumping.
She teaches students of all ages, all the way from the basics of horsemanship and riding, to specializing in the Hunter, Jumper, or Eventing rings. Currently teaching on Tuesday and Friday evenings, Mackenzie has a fantastic crew of lesson students as well as some lovely horses in training. If you have any inquires about joining her lesson program or putting your horse in training with her, feel free to reach out!
Riding Instructor Co-Manager
I have been riding horses ever since I could walk. Horses have always been a big part of my life. I have competed in team roping, breakaway roping, team sorting, and western pleasure since 1990. I enjoy teaching lessons and sharing western knowledge with all ages. I am a mom of 4 and a volunteer at Siloam fire department.