The Peter Stone Company and the Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) have announced the winner of the annual CHA Stone School Horse of the Year award. The honor went to a horse named Doc from Golden Gate Vaulters based in Golden, Colo.. Doc is owned by Noel and Yossi Martonovich. The Doc model, created specially by the Peter Stone Company, was presented as the special prize. The ceremony took place in Orlando, Fla., at the CHA International Conference.
“It is absolutely wonderful that CHA takes the time to honor those horses who are the backbone of the horse industry; the horses who have the heart to provide a safe learning experience for vaulters and riders,” Noel Martonovich says. “For 10 years Doc has carried vaulters from beginners to gold medalists with the same care, steadiness, and pride. We want to express our deep appreciation to CHA and Peter Stone for recognizing his achievements and bestowing on him this honor.”