Stoner Creek Farm is owned and operated by Mike and Leisha Holzknecht. We have around 350 acres, with only about 100 in pasture, the rest is woods. We have made a few trails that we really enjoy and love to share if you don't mind up and down and around hillsides. :)
I started raising Tennessee Walkers in 2000, with the help of my husband, Mike. My dream had always been to raise horses, but until I was introduced to the Tennessee Walking Horse in 2000, it hadn't become a reality. Now I'm living my dream!!
We love to travel with our horses and visit our friends! So far, we've been to WY, MI, CO, TN, NC and IN, with our horses, and of course, all kinds of places here in our beautiful KY. Check out the TRAIL SCENES page for photo's of some of the places we've been! The photo top left is of Mike and I on one of our many trips to MI, at our friends house, in Hoxeyville. Mike is riding Wa'te and I'm on my favorite mare, Eb's Midnight Baby.
I now have my own mare I use just for riding. A palomino sabino, Lily, who is a Skeeter baby. Mike has two horses that he rides. Wa'te, a palomino sabino and her half brother, Lakota also a palomino sabino. They are by Skeeter, a very well known palomino sabino stallion of this area. We love Skeeter babies!The story is that he is a grandson of Merry Go Boy, and that his papers were put on another horse (back in the day) after he had a severe leg injury. I don't doubt the story is true, because, Skeeter has outstanding offspring, and if you mention Skeeter, people know who you are talking about.. That says it all! Cheema is Mike's tobiano mare that he has retired from the trail. Her sire was a registered tennessee walker that we failed to get his reg. name. I wish now I had since I've started raising this wonderful breed! She foaled a beautiful black filly (Missy) on 3/18, by Slim!!
We also have one horse that is retired, an American Saddlebred/Thoroughbred mare, Mina. Yep, what a mix, huh! Thoroughbred and Saddlebred, but you know, she rode very nicely, if you didn't mind dancing thru the trails!! :) I used to like that sort of thing, but as I've gotten older, I much prefer a gaited horse. Mina is the dam of Cheema and Wa'te, and they are super nice trail horses with smooth gaits.
Pride's Stroke Of Midnite, Cocoa's Champagne Threat, Gold 'N Glory Delight, Bittersweet and Mingo, also Baby's and Slim's 2011 bay overo filly, have all gone on to the highest of green pastures.. We sure miss 'em.
If you're ever in the area, stop by, there's always a stall or two that needs cleaning. :) Just kidding!! We can take a drive thru our pastures, then hang out in the barn, grap a cup of coffee/tea whichever you prefer, and share horse stories!! Happy Trails!