Ty Scheumann Passes Away

Mrs McDougal in the Keeneland ring in 2018 | Keeneland photo

Theiline “Ty” Scheumann, a Washington-based owner and breeder who founded Grousemont Farm and achieved success on the national level, died Dec. 30, 2021, in Bellevue. She was 90.

An avid outdoorswoman, Scheumann was a horsewoman, bird hunter, fisherman, floatplane pilot, and sailor. In the Thoroughbred arena, she was a strong supporter of the Washington industry and was honored as a Washington Racing Hall of Fame breeder in 2011. Her Grousemont Farm was one of the contributors to the building of the WTBOA Sales Pavilion and offices at Emerald Downs in 1996.

Scheumann's Grousemont bred 1992 GI Breeders' Cup Sprint winner Thirty Slews (Slewpy) and MGISW Noble Nashua (Nashua). Among the big splashes she made in the sales ring in recent years were the $1.6-million sale of GSW Mrs McDougal (Medaglia d'Oro) at the 2018 Keeneland January sale, as well as the purchase of $1.5-million GISW Downthedustyroad (Storm and a Half) and $1.125-million SW J Z Warrior (Harlan's Holiday) for racing.

Scheumann is survived by five children: Lee (Stuart) Rolfe, Howard S. (Kate Janeway) Wright III, Jeff (Korynne) Wright, Taylor (Erin) Wright, and David (Sally) Wright; as well as 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; plus sisters, Ann Wyckoff and Mary Ellen Hughes; and brothers, Charles and Jim, and their families.

A memorial and celebration of life are planned for the spring. Donations in Scheumann's honor may be directed to YWCA of Seattle or the Seattle Art Museum.

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