Our Approach

We strive to provide an affordable and safe riding experience for equine enthusiasts; an environment where they appreciate their time together, and where the experiences of riders and their equine partners are satisfying and enjoyable.

Our Story

Black Creek Stable was first envisioned in 2014 and became a reality in 2015.  During this time trees were cleared, land was prepared for pastures and horse friendly fencing was installed.  A barn with rubber matted stalls and a dressage size arena were added.   The barn will be completed in 2017 and will include a wash rack with hot water and a cooled/heated tack room.

Meet the Team

These are people that have worked diligently to make Black Creek Stable a reality: Ray Mehl, and Carol Freligh .


Carol Freligh

Co-owner - Manager

Carol manages the stable operation and has been riding horses for 50 years.  She has been showing, primarily dressage, since 1990 and has her USDF Bronze Medal and SCDCTA Bronze Medal. She is a South Carolina Dressage and Combined Training Association (SCDCTA) board member and currently serving as the Treasurer and Show Points/Show Recognition Coordinator


Ray Mehl

CFO - Co-owner

Ray is new to horse showing but has 30 plus years of experience in many outdoor activities, such as kayaking, four-wheeling and fishing.  He maintains the stable ensuring pastures, fencing and barn is kept in A-1 condition.