Charles White Hay Sales
Longtime Calistoga resident, Charles White has been running the Charles White Hay Sales out of Diamond Mountain Stables for the past 25years. He got into the business because hay sales were a natural adjunct of the horse stable. White said, “I like being involved in the animal side of the ag business. I like being involved with people connected to the earth.”
Not only has he built a customer base in the Napa Valley, but Charles has provided feed and bedding to most of the Northern California horse shows and currently is the exclusive provider of hay to many of the major barns in California.
White offers a variety of hay for sale: alfalfa, alfalfa/grass, grass, oat, hay, timothy, wheat and straw. White is also a Purina dealer and Rep for Mallard Creek Shavings. White travels throughout northern California and up to southern Oregon, Washington and Nevada many times a year on hay buying trips.
When he is not managing the hay business, White works with his partner, Macella O’Neill on the DMS horse training and show business. White is involved in all aspects of this business. He hauls horses to shows throughout northern and southern California, as far east as the Kentucky Horse Park and even to Spruce Meadows in Calgary, Canada. White also coaches O’Neill at home and in the warm up arena at the shows as well as helps train the many clients who attend horse shows.
White has also been known to put his life on the line to help evacuate horses due to fire and earthquakes. In 2007, White took his seven horse trailer to Malibu, CA to rescue many loads of horses from the massive Santa Ana wild fires.
When at home, White is never idle, you can usually hear him first, whistling or singing a tune, while riding a tractor, or driving a forklift with a load of hay or just setting up fences for a course in the arena for O’Neill.
For more information about Charles White Hay Sales, you can reach Charlie via text: 707-331-0961.