The PeterStone Company
Located in the beautiful countryside village of Shipshewana, Indiana, founders Peter Stone and Elaine Stone carries on a long standing tradition of faithfully recreating the beauty found in major horse breeds found in nature. With Shipshewana being well known across the Midwest as a regional center for craftsmen, artisans and artists of many disciplines within the field of arts and crafts. Founder Peter Stone has had a lifetime connection to crafting of model horses throughout his lifetime. Peter’s father, Sam Stone, was the founder of the first model horse company in America, circa 1950. Being ten years young at the time, model horses were the “stuff” of which dinner table talk and dreams of the future were made.
Based upon the Stone family’s passion for model horse making, Peter Stone and wife Elaine have continued in the Stone family tradition since that time. Peter and Elaine take great pride (and pleasure) ensuring that every model horse sculpture created is carefully handcrafted, hand painted and finely finished by an incredibly gifted team of carefully selected artists, artisans and craftsmen living and working in the Shipshewana area.
Fellowship among the craftsmen who carve, etch and sand increasingly wonderful horse body poses, then pass these fine works on to incredibly gifted artists who focus exclusively on recreating equine anatomy like no other group of artists in the world. Once the craftsmen and artists finish their respective creative tasks, a group of artisans then focus exclusively on the application of a proprietary finishing process that’s unmatched anywhere in the world.
In addition, Peter and Elaine regularly invite many famous equine artists who travel great distances just to work in this bucolic setting. Oftentimes, the lights in the painting studio burn into the wee hours of the night when many of these artists stretch their creative skills to the limit, seeking the perfection found in nature.
Stone Horses has therefore become well known as the “Left Bank” of the model horse world, being the place where live horses roam free, guiding our collective artistic and academic studies that are foundational to faithfully creating incredible horses.
The result? The finest model horse sculptures found anywhere in the world today.