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Chad Cole
grew up in the Saddlebred business as a third-generation horseman. He started work for his father, Randy Cole, at G&I Broodmares in Fayetteville, NC. After successfully running the lesson program as well as developing futurity stars, Chad accepted a position with Jimmy Robertson at Infinity Stables in Simpsonville, Kentucky. Three years later, he joined Michelle McMahon and opened Signature Stables at Pleasantview Farms in Simpsonville, KY. In 2002, they moved to their present prestigious location at the historic Rock Creek Riding Club in Louisville, Kentucky. He has been associated with many show ring stars as The King’s Man, Something Tasty, WC Stealinthedeal, and WC City Taste.

Michelle McMahon is a 1995 William Woods graduate. She began her career with Jack McGrane in Conneticutt. She has worked for renowned trainers Dave and Sarah Patton, Anne Speck, and most recently spent 7 years with Rob and Sarah Byers at Premier Stables in Simpsonville, Kentucky. She was responsible for the training of WC horses including Strike The Gold, What’s My Line, Coconut Grove, and Callaway’s Cassandra. In addtion to her training ability, Michelle has enjoyed success in the show ring. She showed Harlem's Gem to a World Championship in the Lady's 3 gaited division.

Wilbur Beach-Head Caretaker
Wilbur Beach brings a wealth of experience to Signature Stables. His vast experience springs from his many years at Crabtree Farms as well as other area stables. His speciality is his junior exhibitor horses as well as young show prospects and his talents are greatly appreciated.
Sarah Hoover- Riding Instructor
Sarah is also a graduate (1992) of William Woods University. She comes to Signature Stables with several successful years of experience in both training and teaching locally. Her prior work experiences include Kris Price Knight, Bill and Nancy Becker, and Ruxer Farms where she ran the lesson program and was head of the Youth Club.


3114 Rock Creek Drive
Louisville, KY 40207

Managing Partners

Chad Cole
Michelle McMahon
fax 502.895-5252

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