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Stone Horses, Leader in Artisan Model Horses, Sold to Volo Artem LLC – Volo Artem to Continue Stone Horses Legacy of High Quality Model Horse Manufacturing – SHIPSHEWANA, Ind., January 8, 2024 – Stone Horses by The Peter Stone Company, a 28-year leader in collectible model horses, today announced its sale to Volo Artem LLC, founded by long-time hobby member Erin Corbett. Stone Horses will be owned and operated by Volo Artem LLC, with Erin Corbett assuming the position of president and CEO of Stone Horses by Volo Artem.
Manufactured in the United States, Stone Horses makes high quality scale horse models with detailed and innovative designs. Stone Horses is the only model horse company that provides an original finish “Design-a-Horse” service where customers can choose the body, color, and markings of a horse and receive a hand-painted model with that design.
“Elaine and I, both co-founders, surrounded by friends and allies, have grown and led Stone Horses for more than 28 years to be an incredible source of joy for our customers. Stone Horses will always occupy deep spots in who we have become; however, we are ready to open a new chapter together with full-time retirement,” said Peter Stone, co-founder of Stone Horses. “We know that this is the right time to make this transition and the Volo Artem team, led by Erin Corbett, is the right choice to carry forward the Stone Horses legacy for our customers.”
Stone Horses by Volo Artem will continue operations without interruption, maintaining the same factory and office employees, production methods and recognized artists. Stone Horses will also continue the same customer buying process with products produced in the United States and shipped to thousands of customers around the world. Stone Horses’ customer events - Stone Horse County Fair and Equilocity 2024, among others - will also continue seamlessly.
“It is an honor to take the reins at Stone Horses and further build this incredible community of creatives and artists,” said Erin Corbett, incoming President and CEO of Stone Horses. “We will be intensely focused on maintaining the high standards Stone Horses customers expect, while exploring new customer programs that align with live horse events, creative non-show connection platforms, and exciting customer experiences.”
Volo Artem brings extensive industry experience that will offer new customer opportunities and growth to Stone Horses. Stone Horses by Volo Artem will be releasing new sculptures this year as well as announcing new business partnerships. Also, as customary, they will be continuously gathering customer feedback and ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org that can shape the future of the business.
About Stone Horses Stone Horses by The Peter Stone Company, founded in 1995 by Peter and Elaine Stone Stone, creates artisan crafted collectible model horses made by hand in the U.S., with each horse sculpted, molded, washed, painted and finished by a recognized artist with extraordinary levels of detail and long lasting quality. Stone Horses is the only company to offer a custom “Design-a-Horse” model that allows model horse collectors to choose from a specific breed, body style, body position, colorings, patterns, markings and finish in order to custom create a one-of-a-kind model.
About Volo Artem LLC Volo Artem LLC was founded by longtime hobby member Erin Corbett, along with her business partner Karl Fenstermaker and a small group of investors from the model horse community. Volo Artem is Latin for “I want art” and was launched specifically for this transaction with The Peter Stone Company