Sometime in the early 90's, while leafing
through a copy of The Encyclopedia of The Horse, we came across a picture of an AMERICAN
Shetland. It was love at first sight! For a number of years we had raised a few grade
ponies for our own pleasure and while we thought that they were beautiful, from the moment
we discovered the AMERICAN Shetland, we were obsessed to own one.
In 1996 we found the pony we were looking for: Sandman Cody's Cinnamon
N.T.A. We bought Cinnamon in foal to the Hall of Fame, and now Superior Sire, Scotch
Label, with the idea of raising a few registered AMERICAN Shetland ponies. Before we knew
it, we had a filly, Cinnamon's Cayenne Label, winning Championships in the show ring and
on her way to the Halter Hall of Fame; three brood mares bred back to Scotch Label and two
more Scotch Label foals on the ground. That year, 1998, STEP-N-STONE
AMERICAN SHETLANDS came into being.
We raise predominately pintos and they are
double-registered with the American Pinto Association. Size is between 43-45". Our
major bloodlines go back to Scotch Label, Ramble Ridge Rocket and Georgetown's Tom Cat,
but the backbone of herd traces to the legendary Colonel Cody via Silver Mane's Pierre
We have had phenomenal success with
our Cody-bred mares. Most of our early wins in the show ring came from their
foals and we have found the Silver Mane's Pierre Cody bloodline gives
a refinement, a certain elegance and a 'look' not found in many other lines.
And that first mare we bought? Cinnamon, with many crosses to Silver Mane's Pierre
Cody on her pedigree? Her daughter,
Step-N-Stone's Cinnamon Paprika finished to the Halter Hall of Fame in 2003 making
Cinnamon a Superior Dam and proving the old adage that 'blood tells.'
Visit our newest sections:
Step-N-Stone breeds American
Shetland Ponies. We selectively breed for pinto color, conformation and temperament. We
stand several accomplished stallions including Step-N-Stone's Label Me A Hotshot, Double
Stuf, Sandman Cody's Sandstorm N.T.A., Step-N-Stone's Fancy Russet
Step-N-Stone's Midnight Star. Step to the
Page for pictures and pedigrees.
Add a Step-N-Stone American
Shetland to your stable
While we mostly offer our
weanlings for sale, we occasionally also have older stock for sale. Your inquiry is
invited. There are many great yearlings, two year olds and show horses from which to
choose. Visit our Sale Page for photos and information.
Feel free to contact
us via email
firstname.lastname@example.org or just call us at (707) 983-8482 for
Shirlee & Howard