About Stonecroft

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Stonecroft was established in 1987 in Shelbyville, Kentucky by Don Spear and John Scheidt, partners and mutually devoted admirers of fine show horses and dogs.

Their admiration for quality bloodstock has been well documented both in the show ring and the breeding shed. From home bred World Champion American Saddlebreds like I’m First, Boucheron, Revival and CH Amusing, to World Champion Morgan Horses such as Stonecroft Trilogy, Stonecroft Masquerade, Stonecroft Tribute and Stonecroft Byzantine, Stonecroft horses are known for their quality, their beauty and their athletic prowess. Stonecroft has the distinction of being the only farm in show horse history to have bred a World Grand Champion Five-Gaited Saddlebred and a World Champion Morgan Park Saddle Horse, the crown jewel of each breed.13-doorway

In the canine world, they have enjoyed great success with both Silky Terriers and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, winning top awards at competitive shows across the country, including the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club Show at Madison Square Garden, as well as Crufts, the largest dog show in the world, held in Birmingham, England. From all breed best in show winners, to national breed champions, John and Don have always enjoyed the exhibition of top breed representatives in the show ring.

While John enjoys showing the horses, Don preferred to be behind the scenes in support of the Stonecroft goals. John is also proficient as a photographer of both horses and dogs and his work is shown throughout this website.

Don passed from this world in January 2018, and our beloved Stonecroft Masquerade joined him in April. The farm and Saddlebreds have been sold, but many of our Morgans are with Jim & Jenny Taylor at Memory Lane Farm in Medina, Ohio. Stonecroft Trilogy is enjoying the sunshine in Florida with Cheri Barber.

John Scheidt