Channing and Elaine Hubbard purchased the farmland, now known as Shoal Creek Farm in 1978. Channing soon built his dream log home and moved his Hereford cattle from a 1.5-acre pasture in nearby Little River to the sprawling farmland of Shoal Creek. For several years he raised cattle until one day his granddaughter Olivia asked to keep a horse at her Grandpa’s. The rest, as they say, is history. And lucky for Olivia, she and her Grandpa share a tremendous love and respect for horses.

When Channing realized that horses was not a passing fancy for Olivia he decided to transform the farm from cattle to horses. Olivia was fortunate at a young age to gain equestrian knowledge from not only her Grandfather, but people like Joe Bowman, Claudie, Chrissy, Kristin, Missy, Bo, Carol, and Catherine. She also found it fortunate to have a bad experience with an instructor. This, she carried forward with her as the kind of instructor she would not become.

In 2009 Olivia graduated with honors from Meredith Manor International Equestrian College in Waverly, West Virginia. At Meredith Manor she received the title of Riding Master III, was certified as a Riding Instructor and an Equine Massage Therapist. She also received “Excellence in the Barn” recognition and Outstanding Co-Barn Manager. In 2011 Olivia received and Associates in Equine Science from the University of West Virginia.

Together, Channing and Olivia operate Shoal Creek. Their intention is to provide a comfortable boarding facility for horses with convenient access for owners to the Dupont Forest. Olivia teaches English equitation and jumping for pleasure and competition, and Western riding, equitation, for pleasure and competition. She also offers training, equine massage and guided trail rides for individuals or groups.



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