Serenbe Stables

horse + human + heart

Serenbe Stables is a 501c3 dedicated to rehabilitating humans and horses.

about us

Serenbe Stables is a 501(c)3 incorporated non-profit organization with a vision to connect horses and humans in a safe, positive way.  Located in Chattahoochee Hills and in the heart of the Serenbe community, we are surrounded by over 1,000 acres of nature with 15 miles of trails. Our stable boasts 20 stalls, two tack rooms with lockers, two feed rooms, two wash racks, a community learning center, an outdoor lit arena, six paddocks and two pastures. 

We strive to be a place where you can enjoy your horse — regardless of your experience level or riding style.  A place that provides and supports humans and horses through safety, education, healing and passion.  We are a non-competition based barn hosting western to english and all in between.

 


Mission Statement

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Horses have an amazing ability to restore the human spirit and bring us back to our core. Serenbe Stables is a place for human and equine souls to connect with one another. Our mission is to connect horses and humans in a positive way. We work to improve lives and enrich hearts, promote healing and growth of the soul through education, encouragement and experience: horse + human + heart. 

Take a moment to listen to an interview with Grace, who explains what we do at the Stables, and why we are so passionate about our work. 


Our Humans

This is us: we work hard, have fiery passion for our programs, kids and horses; we keep each other going; know when to laugh and are constantly grateful for our opportunities. We are always here and we're never too busy to give a tour or introduce you to our wonderful horses or just share this beautiful barn with you.  

Come see us and our crew soon.

Grace Aldridge

Founder

Grace moved to Serenbe for a different and better quality of life for husband, herself and their 5 young children.  A passion for serving, a lifelong love for horses and dedication to acting in faith led her to open Serenbe Stables.  Opening as a non-profit, the vision was and always will be to connect humans and horses in a positive way, every time.  With a barn full of horses, dogs, a cat, children, adults and an amazing team, Grace is busy, dirty and a proud mama of one special place.  

"Hold my hand in childlike trust and the way before you will open up step by step."


Breia Milde

Office Manager + Program Manager

She heralds from Douglasville and brings over 5 years experience in horsemanship, western discipline. Breia has a deep love for animals and is gifted with kids. She graduated from Kings Way Christian school and studied sociology at Kennesaw State University. Not only does she keep our office in shape, she is also our head instructor for Junior Lessons and plays an integral role in our outreach programs. Breia's long term goal is to bring Therapeutic riding services to the Stables. 


Blair Pilgrim-Harrington

Barn Manager

Blair was raised on a race horse/breeding farm right down the road from Serenbe, where she grew up on the back of a horse. She specializes in the western discipline, specially barrel racing, where she has been competing since she was a child. She still has a passion for race horses, but now has re-geared to repurposing them after they’re finished racing into their new disciplines. She has a general passion for horses, and brings an extensive knowledge in horse care to Serenbe Stables where she is over boarding and maintaining the herd.


Laura Pope, MEd. CCC-SLP

Hippotherapy Instructor + Speech Therapist

Laura Pope is a speech language pathologist that uses hippotherapy (equine assisted therapy) as part of her practice.
She has an undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Georgia and a masters degree in speech language pathology from Georgia State University. She has completed the American Hippotherapy Association training for hippotherapy treatment principles. She enjoys working in pediatrics and has worked in both the school and private practice settings.  She is a member of the American Hippotherapy Association (AHA) as well as the American Speech-Languae-Hearing Association (ASHA).  Laura is a native Atlantan that lives in Vinings with her husband, three children and two dogs.


Michelle Smolinski

Instructor

Growing up in a suburb of Los Angeles, I didn't have many opportunities to be around horses. But nothing could keep me from them! I fell in love with horses at a very young age and they have been a part of my life ever since. I have English show experience both as a competitor and as a show mom to my two daughters. However, my true passion is horse care. I am currently becoming a certified horse body worker in the Masterson Method. I believe riding is a gift and privilege and in exchange we owe our horse partners the absolute best of care and companionship. My teaching philosophy focuses on comfort and confidence for both horse and rider. My goal for my students is to instill a life long love of horses.


Allison Wolfe

Team Member

Allison comes to us straight out of Corporate America, happy to trade her office for the natural beauty and majestic inhabitants of Serenbe Stables. Having spent the first 16 years of her life in the barn taking care of her own horses, she is eager to get back to her Equestrian roots and further cultivate her passion for non-profit work. Serenbe Stable’s mission to life the spirits and deepen the souls of each visitor spoke directly to her, and she looks forward to helping others build the bridge between Horse + Human + Heart. Allison lives in Atlanta with her husband and two dogs, and loves coming home every day tired, covered in mud, and excited to get up and do it all over again.


Our Horses

We have an awesome herd of loving horses. Each is capable in English and Western riding. All our horses have a nutrition plan unique to their needs and each are seen by a chiropractor for regular adjustments. Here is a little snapshot of each member- come by and meet them for yourself!


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Daisy Mae

Daisy is 7 years old and a special gal as she was our first rescue that launched our R+R+R program.  She's a halflinger pony cross with paint coloring. Both high energy and super sweet this lead mare can also be an 'in your pocket' pony. Daisy is quite athletic; she loves to show off her jumping skills and speed. Nothing gets by her, though- she's a smarty pants and a quick learner. 


Dolly

Dolly is 19 years old. She's a Draft Cross with sorrel coloring and a flaxen mane and tail. She's an even 16 hands. She's our 'Steady Betty' with a nice even temperament. She's very chill- no mare drama here! And just like her attitude, her ride is smooth, too. Dolly loves both arena and trail work. She's very accepting and loving, great with beginners and those with insecurities.  You should see this beauty jump!


Ben

Ben is a star! He's 10 years old this year. A Percheron Standard Cross with bay coloring. At 18 hands, he's a majestic and protective gelding with a sweet soul who is often misjudged due to his size. He is good with all skill and confidence levels. Ben doesn't want or need the limelight and he's eternally loyal. He very much likes showing his technique in the arena- like a strong dancer. 


Cassie

Meet Cassie, a Quarter horse with chestnut coloring. She's 21 years old and 15 hands. Cassie is our go-to gal. She makes every rider look good and takes her lessons seriously. She's very patient, forgiving and a mother-at-heart. She loves to teach and doesn't get frustrated, so the kids really love her. 


Dakota & Brandy

Dakota (paint gelding) and Brandy (chestnut mare) came to us from Senoia, Georgia. They are a healthy pair who have adjusted well to their lives at the Stables, and are helping us as we expand our outreach. They are a sweet couple who have been together for over five years. Both are willing and happy horses with whom we know will connect with our young riders. 


Chihuly

Our newest rescue, Trillium Sport Horses of Florida partnered with us to bring Chihuly home to our stables. Standing at 16.2, he's a OTTB gelding born in 2008. His registered name is Glass Art but we think the name of the glass artists, Chihuly, is more fitting his personality.