The path to the creation of Peet Equestrian started in 2002, when Erica went to work for Howard. It would take many years for that to officially happen though. Howard had been in the horse training business for a number of years before he and Erica met. He had learned from a number of the greats- Bruce Howard, Danny Burgren, Joe Polo, Keith Kritchy, and Bill Matton, to name a few, and attended numerous seminars and clinics, to become a well rounded show trainer. He wanted to know about every discipline so that he could properly place the horses in his care in the exact place that they would shine. He worked and competed horses for a number of Andalusian and Arabian farms for a number of years. He eventually took a break from showing to run his own business, training pleasure horses and their owners. This is when Erica came along. She became Howard's apprentice. It was an amazing time and place to learn how to train. Howard had around 20 horses in training. Horses of a number of breeds from Andalusians to Paints, Mustangs to Minis, Foxtrotters, Arabians, and even a Fjord. Talk about learning it all. Each breed taught Erica something unique. In 2003 Howard began showing again, with his favorite breed, the Andalusian. Howard and Erica eventually became a couple in 2005 and began the long road to building a name for themselves as top Andalusian trainers, capable of training for a variety of disciples. They worked for and with a number of barns around the country, and trained some of the best horses in the industry. They became well known for their prowess in all in-hand classes and driving, and did very well under saddle too. Eventually the time came to make the big decision to start their own training barn. So in 2010 they made the leap and officially started Peet Equestrian. In that first year they proved that they could take on running a business and continuing to stay on top on their own. And over the last 12 years they have had the pleasure of working with horses and owners from all over the country. They attend as many possible Andalusian shows as they can, Regional, National, IALHA, ANCCE, they love it all. They also complete at Dressage and Working Equitation Shows. Working Equitation has become a big part of their program. They have both competed locally and Nationally, hosted and presented clinics, and taught at the Cross National Cup events. Erica loves the sport so much that she began the journey to become a Working Equitation judge, and since fall of 2018, she has been a licenseded Working Equitation "r" judge. While we specialize in the Andalusians, Peet Equestrian will take on any breed for training. We do occasionally have spots available for new clients, so please feel free to contact us and become a part of our team!
2020 was Peet Equestrian's 10 year anniversary!
Peet Equestrian's Official Logo
Our logo was created by Erica Peet. The horse in the logo is made up of three different parts; an E, H and P, which stands for Howard and Erica Peet. The circle around the horse stands for our bond in everything we do.