Meet the Qualified Caring Team at Legend Acres
Together they make a fantastic team in creating a wonderful environment conducive towards your pets health, physique and well being.
Horse and Dog Boarding
152 Hurricane Creek Road
Stewart, TN 37175
Legend Acres Team
Left: Alysia, Shelby, Shayla, Barbara,
Christi, and Callie
Hello, my name is Kristi Kay May, I am the owner of Legend Acres. I am originally from Port Hope, Michigan where dairy cows outnumber the people. I got my first horse around the age of six, and have grown up with horses and have shown and competed all my life. I did take a break from horses while I was in the Army, when I was able to purchase a farm outside Fort Campbell, Kentucky Horses came back into my life. As the owner operator of Legend Acres Animals are my passion. I currently have a bachelor's in Animal Health Technology/ Pre-Veterinary Medicine from Murray State University. A Masters in Animal Science with a Veterinary Practice Manager Certification at Murray State University. My Thesis is on Equine Osteoarthritis. I was a Graduate Teaching Assistant at Murray State University in the Animal Health Technology Program. I am a certified Dog Obedience Instructor. AKC Evaluator, CHA Certified Riding Instructor, and CHA Certified Equine Facility Manger. I have a Certification in Equine Nutrition from University of Gelph and a Cognitive Canine Behavior Certification from Duke University. I am pursuing a Behavior Consultant Certification through International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC). In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and dogs Legend and Shilo Anne, horseback riding, kayaking, and reading.
My name is Alysia McGee I am the CHA Certified Facility Manager at Legend Acres and Assistant Dog Obedience Instructor and CHA Certified Riding Lesson Instructor. I am from Shepherd Texas. I am currently studying for my CHA Barn Manger Certification. I have always had a passion for dogs and horses and enjoy learning something new every day. I am currently the operations manager at Legend Acres. I am also an assistant lesson instructor and dog obedience instructor. In my spare time I enjoy working with my horse Honey and reading.
Hi! My name is Lauren I am the Office Administer and a Riding Lesson Instructor at Legend Acres. I grew up in upstate New York, and I am CHA Certified Master Instructor and CHA Certified Equine Facility Manager. I started riding at age 8 after asking for the opportunity to for two years. Once I started, there was no stopping! I started showing on the Quarter Horse hunter circuit when I was 11, showing on the national and world level as a youth, and then as a professional. I began “breaking” and training horses at 14 from groundwork to jumping courses up to 3’6”, and found that I enjoy working with the “difficult” horses and helping them through their issues. I also began teaching lessons at 14, and I found my love of teaching riders of all ages and abilities. I love helping people learn how horses think and what riders can do to help their horses perform to the best of their abilities. I graduated from Houghton College in 2013 with two bachelor’s degrees in Equestrian Studies and Business Administration. There I was able to try other disciplines from western to dressage, which was awesome because I love trying new things. When I am not working I enjoy playing disc golf and mini golf, teaching my dog Rusty and horse Grayce new tricks, and going on adventures with my husband Matt.
My name is Shayla Neal and I am a CHA Certified Ridding Lesson Instructor, Kennel/Stable Technician at Legend Acres. I am from Dover, TN. I am currently a Junior in High School. My goals are to attend Freed–Hardeman University majoring in Pre-Veterinary Medicine with goals of becoming a large animal Veterinarian. I have always had a passion for large animals and horses and enjoy learning something new every day. I am currently interning at Legend Acres. I also assist with lessons and horse training. In my spare time I enjoy riding my horse Annie and reading.
Hi! My name is Sara and I am The Assistant Operations Manager and Dog Obedience Instructor at Legend Acres. I grew up in Ohio. I am was enrolled in the ABC Dog Obedience Course and was a Student Extern and have completed my Dog Obedience Instructor Certification. I have always owned dogs and wanted to learn their thought process. I have a love for dogs and wanted to learn more. I attended Edison Community College and Purdue University studying Veterinary Technology. When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my daughter,Adelina. I also enjoy spending time with my Husband, Dustin as well as our three dogs Linus, Spido, and Butterball. I also enjoy reading!
Hello! My name is Christi Nash and I am a CHA Certified Riding Lesson Instructor, Office Assistant and Kennel/Stable Technician. I completed the UT Master Horse Course in 2018. I am from Mississippi and have lived in over 6 states. I have studied Music at the Conservatory of Music in Silver Lake California. I have been involved in Dog Rescue for over 3 years. I originally came to Legend Acres for my children to learn about horses and stayed. I have a passion for learning and enjoy learning about horsemanship and dog training. I am currently working as a kennel and stable attendant with the goals of becoming a CHA Certified Barn Manger. I enjoy the outdoors and working with animals. I enjoy spending time with my two children and my dogs.
My name is Scott Arnold and I am a Horse Trainer at Legend Acres. I was born in Anchorage, AK, but grew up in Alamo, TN where I first began riding at age 13. My passion for horses grew quickly and I began training at age 15. I have 10+ years of personal farm/ranch experience.
In the fall of 2015, my family and I moved to Erin, TN where I began pastoring a local church. In August of 2017, I stumbled across Legend Acres and my passion for working with horses was immediately rekindled. As an Assistant Trainer at Legend Acres, I enjoy providing high quality horse care and training from the ground to the saddle. I also enjoy spending time with my wife and boys, hunting, and fishing.
Hello, my name is Barbara and I am an Office Assistant at Legend Acres. I was born and raised in LaPorte, IN but I have lived in Stewart County for the majority of my life. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Draughon’s Junior College in 1995 with a double major in Computer Science and Secretarial Administration. I came to Legend Acres because I love animals. I look forward to coming to work every day and visiting with all of them. When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my husband, my kids, my 7 grandsons, and my dog Maggie May. I also enjoy camping, photography, nature, and a good book.