Matt Shiflet Stables

About Us





Matt Shiflet Stables was established in 2007 by Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Shiflet with the ambition to breed and produce the finest American Saddlebreds in the business. 10 years later, Matt Shiflet Stables continues to lead the industry with World Champion American Saddlebred show horses and breeding studs.

Standing Studs

Standing at stud are Tango's Parting Kiss, who is ranked as a top 3 sire of Kentucky State Fair winners and Brooklyn King.

A Part of Saddlebred History

American Saddlebreds have been a part of the Shiflet family since the early 1940's when Claude Shiflet (Matt’s grandfather) purchased his first Saddlebred. Claude began training horses at a young age and eventually in 1970, he opened his own public training operation, Claude Shiflet Stables in Asheboro, NC.

Claude's love for the breed was passed onto his son, Harrison. Naturally, having grown up around Saddlebreds, Harrison's affinity for the breed started to grow as well. Hall of Fame horse trainer, Claude and Harrison worked side by side for many years at the Asheboro location. Today, Harrison and Beverly Shiflet along with Matt's younger brother Grant, own and operate their own successful breeding, training and showing operation, Harrison Shiflet Stables, in nearby Cherryville, NC.

As the Shiflet family spread out across North Carolina, Matt also moved around a bit but held on tight to his family's roots in Asheboro. Throughout the years, Matt has trained national and world champion horses. Matt’s lifelong passion for the breed has helped create the highly successful training, breeding and showing operation that thrives today. 

The family's legacy continues. The historic and formerly known as Claude Shiflet Stables, still stands today and is now known as Matt Shiflet Stables. 

Current 2017 World Champions and Champion of Champions

Matthew Shiflet and CH Honey Badger- WCC, WC, RWGC, RWCC, RWC

Matthew Shiflet and Roselane's Angelo- WC, RWC

Matthew Shiflet and Let's Go Tango- WC, RWCC

Whitney Shiflet and Hi-Fling- WCC, RWC

Phyllis Brookshire and The Great Oz- WCC, WC

Nissa Sultan and Kings Carma- WCC, WC

Nissa Sultan and Off The Record- WC


Matt Shiflet Stables breeding program is headed by Whitney and Matt Shiflet. For more information on stud fees and breeding contracts please call (336)588-1116 or email

World Champions produced by Tango's Parting Kiss

Tango's Token Kiss WC/WCC x6

Lets Go Tango WC x3

Rango Tango WC x2 

Heartbreak Warfare 

Uptown Funk 


Tango's Private Matter  


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Matt Shiflet Stables

(336) 588-1116


Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

Saturday: By appointment

Sunday: Closed