Here's what we have been up to! As Howard always says, Life is Good! Check out our Events page to see what events we are hosting or planning on attending.
2021 IALHA National Championship Show! It was great to be back!! The cancellation of the 2020 championship show due to the pandemic was a bummer for sure. But we were so happy with the return of the show in 2021. And what a fun time it was. I must admit that I don't think I have seen such an upbeat, friendly, and supportive environment at this show in a very long time. We took a string of 8 horses, and they all did very well, especially the youngsters that we had. Congratulations to all of our clients, and thank you once again for allowing us to be a part of you and your horse's lives.
USAWE Region 5 Championship Working Equitation Show, Hoosier Horse Park, Nineveh, IN, October 23 - 24, 2021 What an exciting acheivement for our region! The show committee did a fabulous job of organizing a wonderful event, full of fun, friends, great competition, and supportive sponsors! Peet Equestrian was happy to sponsor the use of all the obstacles and sponsored 2 awards: Best Dressed Western attire and Best Dressed English attire. We were very happy to be a part of it. 7 horses went to the show from the Peet Equestrian barn. Here is how we all did: Novice A Open: Champion, Aviva of Whisper Way Farm and Howard Peet Intro Open: Reserve Champion, Nochero and Howard Peet Intro Open: 3rd place: Bolero BP and Howard Peet Novice B Open: Reserve Champion, Jubiloso Del C and Erica Peet Intermediate A Open: 3rd place: SM Serafin and Howard Peet Intro Amateur: 8th place, Faraona ROY and Janita Smith- thrilled considering this is their second time in public together! CDC Pacifica also went, but she competed in the b-rated show, not in the Championship show.
We are proud to host a fantastic clinician, Polly Limond, for Working Equitation or Dressage, October 30 - 31, 2020!! Polly has been a dressage rider, trainer, breeder and importer in the San Diego CA area for over 35 years. Since 2004 she has been selecting and importing sport horses from Germany for clients and for resale, and in 2018 started importing from Portugal and Spain as well. Specializing in smaller size horses and sport ponies for dressage, she imported the Deutches Reitpony stallion Lateran in 2004, who she competed through PSG and bred for 5 years, then sold to a para rider who competed on him at the 2010 World Equestrian Games in Kentucky. Polly bred 5 premium foals, including 2 stallion prospects, all of which were sold in-utero. Polly is a USDF Bronze and Silver medalist, and Silver Freestyle medalist. Having trained several horses successfully through Intermediare, she has won Regional and National Championships on self-trained horses and coached several students to regional and RAAC championships and lifetime rider medals. She has been a USDF L graduate with distinction, since 2007. Since becoming involved with WE in 2016, Polly has worked with several San Diego area stable managers to plan and market WE United events across the county. She served on the WE United Board of Directors for four years as 2017 Region 2 Director, 2018 President Elect, 2019 President and 2020 Past President. Polly earned her WE United Bronze Medal in 2017, and her Silver Medal in 2019. In 2017 she finished in the top ten regionally on 3 different horses at 2 levels with consistent scores up to 71%. She placed 3rd in the Novice A level at the 2017 WE United National Championship show and was a member of the Gold medal winning team at that same show. In 2018 and 2019 she competed two horses through Intermediate B with scores up to 80% and finished in the Region 2 Top Ten. She is currently preparing to compete her self-trained imported Lusitano gelding at Level 5. Polly holds an S judge card with WE United. She has judged countless WE shows across the USA and Canada, along with local schooling shows in dressage, eventing dressage, western dressage and obstacle challenges. She is a sought-after clinician. In April 2019, she organized and facilitated the 2019 US Licensed Officials Seminar in San Diego, CA with over 40 participants. This was, to date, the most successful seminar of its type in North America. She has served as ex-officio member of the Licensed Officials Committee, co-chair of the very successful 2019 WE United North American Championship Show Committee and was a member of the committee that developed the 2019 WE United Judge Training Program. She is currently serving on the WE Merger Board of Directors and the Merger Licensed Officials Committee to help facilitate the merger of WE United and the Confederation for Working Equitation.
Fox Valley Saddle Association B-rated Working Equitation Shows, Oct. 10 - 11, 2020 What a way to finish out the 2020 WE show season! Horses were great, friends were a blast, show was spooktacular! Thank you to the judge Cari Schwartz, Sandy for the lunches and making it possible for the show to be held at Fox Valley, Julie for managing, and to Sharon for being the TD. Here's how we did; Saturday; Janita and Rocky- Intro Overall Champions! Julie and Pacifica- Intro 12th place (this was the second time that Julie had been on the horse!) Erica and Malagro- Novice A Overall Champions! (this was their first time at Novice A!) Jill and Rocket- Novice A Reserve Overall Champions (this was their first WE show ever!) Howard and Ciarra- Intermediate A Overall Champions (this was Ciarra's first WE show ever! Thanks Pat for letting Howard do this catch ride!) Howard and Serafin- Intermediate B Reserve Overall Champions Erica and Malagro- Second place in the Costume Musical Freestyle Sunday; Janita and Rocky- Intro Reserve Overall Champions! Julie and Pacifica- Intro 12th place Erica and Malagro- Novice A 5th place. =Don't DQ it's not good for you ;) = Howard and Ciarra- Intermediate A Overall Champions Howard also showed Aviva as schooling rides both days. There's nothing like getting a young horse some show experience.
Fox Valley Saddle Association B-rated Working Equitation Shows, July 4 - 5, 2020 Congratulations to all of the competitors and schooling riders who attended the WE United Working Equitation Show! Erica was happy to step in as the replacement judge so that Illinois could have a show given the restrictions that have limited events due to the pandemic. Howard and Janita were happy to ride their horses as schooling rides to avoid any conflicts of interest. Thank you to Julie for managing the show, to Emily for scribing and scoring, and to Sandy for managing things on Fox Valley's end.
Working Equitation Clinic hosted by Classical Attraction Dressage, Brecksville, OH, June 6 -7, 2020 Working Equitation is alive and well in Ohio! We just got home from a two-day clinic where we had an intermediate group of riders and a newbie group of riders. What a great group of friendly horse people. Thank you to Stephani Kame for all the work she did to organize this event. Erica looks forward to returning in July to judge your first official rated show!
Surviving During a Pandemic We would like to thank our clients for sticking it out with us during the pandemic. We feel so fortunate to have work during a time when many do not. Times are uncertain and many events have been postponed or cancelled due to the attempts to slow the curve, but here's to keeping positive and safe, and to continuing to work as if we still have events on the horizon. April, 2020
Peet Equestrian's WE Play Day February 15, 2020. There were a lot of determined riders at our facility today! Today's group consisted of a mix of long time competitors and some first timers. The continued growth of this sport is amazing and we are so proud to be a part of it. Thanks to all for coming out!
2020 marks our 10 year anniversary!
RHF Leia wins USEF 2019 A/L Grand Champion Horse of the Year!! What a year Leia had. Riding, driving, halter, sport horse in-hand. You name it she did it. And she did it all very well! Congratulations to owners Janita and Bill Smith of SF Andalusians for the successes of not only Leia, but SM Serafin, who also came home with some USEF awards.
Team Great Lakes, Going the Distance, Literally!! October 11 - 13, 2019 What does 1 great big trailer and a bunch of Working Equitation enthusiasts equal? ROAD TRIP!! Peet Equestrian and SF Andalusians was happy to open the horse trailer to horses/riders in our region that qualified to ride at the WE United North American Championship Show, held in San Diego, CA. 2 additional horses came along with 3 from our barn to compete at this prestigious event- Becky Shervan (WI) with Lena, and Katie Guscar (MI) with Gospel Lyric owned by Alex Tyson. Katie's mom, Erica's mom, and Janita Smith also came out to cheer on the group and enjoy the event.
WE United B-rated Shows at Fox Valley Saddle Association, May 11-12, 2019 Spring has sprung and that means horse shows! These WE shows were our first shows of the year. One show each day. We took 6 horses, 4 of which have not show at a WE show before. They all did fantastic jobs, we are thrilled with each of them. We earned qualifying scores on all 6 horses, so that we can attend the WE United Championship Show in San Diego in October! We are excited to see their improvement as we continue to show and train through the year!
A Bunch of Firsts Winter and Spring may be the down time for shows but here at Peet Equestrian, we kept busy. We had a group of young ones that had their first ride, their first hook, and their first time working obstacles. The obstacles have been a great addition to our Colt handling program.
A Little Winter Fun! Yes, winter can be rough here in Illinois, but every now and again it gives us nice enough days to get out and play a little. From pulling out the sleigh, going for a nice ride, or doing some photo shoots, the snow can actually be very good.
Jubiloso Del C - 2018 USEF A/L Driving Horse Reserve Champion!!! This horse!! He is the most amazing driving horse! Anyone can drive him. He has been a teacher to many a student over the years. He just settles right in, ignores the little mistakes, and works like it doesn't take anything to do it. We are so proud to own such a fantastic partner! This moment was made possible by; -Barbara and Mel Currie of Oak Hill, who gave us this wonderful boy when he was a rambunctious two year old. -Sheilah Melsness, who showed him throughout the year. Thank You!!
2018 IALHA National Championship Show and FPSH US Open Celebration October 9 - 14, 2018, Katy, Texas. What a fun show! The IALHA has made some great changes, and to have the FPSH involved too...super!! Congratulations to all of our clients. Your horses were fantastic. But now, a huge Thank You to Sheilah for taking a chance with our boy Jubiloso! You two did great driving together this year, and it all culminated to this moment- You won your National Championship Driving title! We are so proud! To see the two of you grow together was so rewarding. Then, to top it off, Howard rode in Dressage Suitability with "J", and got Reserve National Champion! We have NEVER shown our own horse at a National level competition. This means so much to us! Erica even got to play, she entered the Drive to Ride Opportunity class, kind of last minute. It was her favorite moment of the show. Jubiloso was such a good boy, and now that we are clear about the rules....watch out for next time!
Michigan Working Equitation B-rated show judged by Kim Peterson. September 8 - 9, 2018, hosted by Rach Riding Academy, Milford, Michigan. Michigan's first rated show!! We were very happy to support it. Howard rode Rocky and Erica rode Serafin, both in Intermediate A level.
This show was ran in conjunction with a WE Camp which had been held the 5th - 7th. Erica, Kim Peterson, and Julie Alonzo were the instructors for the 3 day camp, where they had sessions on Dressage, Obstacles, and In-hand work.
ERAHC August 23 - 26, 2018 Lexington, Virginia A great show like always. Erica qualified Serafin for Second Level test 3. All our amateur drivers got some great experience with good competition! And the young horses brought their A-game! Rich traveled with us for the first time. He even got to catch handle for a Sport Horse In-hand class. I think he is hooked! Nationals, here we come!!
Cross Nation WE Camp July 8 - 12, 2018, Eugene, Oregon, Hosted at the Prairie Arena. We were so fortunate to have taught at this inaugural event! It brought together WE enthusiasts from all around the world! Instructors and riders from Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and the US, it was amazing. The camp consisted of multiple sessions each day- Dressage fundamentals, Obstacle work, In-hand work, Body awareness and balance work, and mini-clinics on improving flying changes. Everyone had lunch and dinner together at the facility each day. And the evenings consisted of the Building Bridges session presented by Us. We really enjoyed teaching all of our groups. The only thing better, would have been to have ridden in it as well.
Sport and Trail Magazine, featuring a Driving article written by Erica!! Thank you to Sport and Trail for the chance to be a part of their wonderful magazine! And not only did we get the article included, but they loved our photos so much that they chose to make one of them into the cover for this issue! The horses included in this article are Arturo PA (on the cover) owned by Silver Spur Stable, Fugaz ROY, Guerrero ROY and RHF Leia owned by Royal Horse Farm, Luchador BP owned by Morning Star Andalusians, and our very own horses Jubiloso Del C and Bravata. July 2018
Working Equitation Show, WE United B-rated show judged by Polly Limond. June 30 - July 1, hosted by Fox Valley Saddle Association. We are so proud of all 3 horses that Howard showed this weekend. Luchador, Jubiloso and Fresona gave it their all at Intermediate A level.
Jubiloso is going to be a show horse! We are so excited to announce that Sheilah Melsness will be leasing out our boy Jubiloso, so that she can get some driving experience in public. Her long term goal is to drive her new mare Falconera, she just didn't feel ready for it this year. Sheilah and "Rocky" will be hitting the road with our show string this year. We can't wait to see how they do together!
JuneFest June 8 - 10, 2018, hosted by Rancho Del Lago and FPSH, McDade, Texas Another great year as clinicians at this wonderful event. People have a number of great learning opportunities to attend- lectures, clinics, lessons, schooling shows, it's all here! This year we brought down Arturo PA of Silver Spur Stables to be our driving demo horse. He was awesome. We had a good turn out for the halter clinic. Erica once again co-judged the Working Equitation show with Michael Vermaas.
Working Equitation Spring Show, WE United B-rated show judged by Cari Schwartz May 12 - 13, hosted by Fox Valley Saddle Association. Show season is gearing up, and what a way to start. Howard rode Jubiloso Del C for the first time at a rated WE show. They competed in Novice B. Erica did shadow judging to work towards her advancement requirements for her judge card.
Working Equitation Clinic April 7 - 8, 2018, hosted by Rach Riding Academy, Milford, Michigan We had such a fun time teaching this enthusiastic group of riders! And the youth....watch out, they are coming strong! Thank you Karen of Rach Riding Academy for having us out!
Mainstay Horse Expo March 10, 2018, Richmond, Illinois We did a Working Equitation Demonstration at Mainstay Therapeutic Farm. Thank You to everyone at Mainstay for asking us to be a part of your event. Thank You to Christine for being a demo rider with me, and Erica for being the spokesperson. Thank You to Kim of Morning Star Andalusians for allowing us to use Luchador BP for the event. And Thank You to Richard Klein for moving the obstacles around!
Texas Rose A/L Region 5 Championship Show. November 30 - December 2, 2017 Our final show of the year. We only took a few horses, so it was a fairly laid back time for us. Our amateurs had a lot of show time though.
Working Equitation Spooktacular, WE United B-rated show, Judged by Nicole Chastain-Price October 28- 29, hosted by Fox Valley Saddle Association. We are quite proud of the spooky course we provided! It was enjoyed by all. Erica rode Serafin Intermediate A. He earned his best scores yet. The two earned the Most Improved Dressage Score Award, sponsored by Kris Blacklock.
IALHA National Championship Show October 9-15, Katy, Texas Congratulations to our clients and their horse's successes! Thanks for entrusting your horses with us, it has been a pleasure!
Working Equitation Summer Show, WE United B-rated show, judged by Polly Limond. September 23- 24, 2017, hosted by Peet Equestrian. The sun was shining....perhaps too much because boy was it hot! All of the competitors were troopers despite the heat this weekend. Congrats to all, you did super! Erica rode Serafin Intermediate A and given that it was his first time showing at that level, he did well.
Dressage at Silverwood. September 16-17, 2017. Luchador is now qualified to show at Nationals at Third Level Test 3, and Serafin is qualified for First Level Test 3. Nationals, here we come!
ERAHC Open Dressage, A/L Regional Show, and Working Equitation Show. August 31-September 3, 2017, Lexington, Virginia. What a great show. We were even able to participate in all three sections! Congrats to our clients, your horses all did fantastic!
Working Equitation Play Day July 29, 2017, hosted by Peet Equestrian Our first WE Play Day was great! People came out to brush up on their skills before the first schooling show.
Intro to Working Equitation Clinic July 1, 2017, Hosted by Fox Valley Saddle Association, Hampshire, IL. Spreading the word about the sport that we love! Thanks to all that attended. We hope to see you at the schooling show!
JuneFest June 3-4, 2017, McDade, Texas - Rancho Del Lago Once again we were asked to support the FPSH JuneFest event. In addition to the halter clinic, this year we also put on a driving clinic. It was a great success! Thanks to Jennifer Stewart and the Henslees for the use of their horses as the demo driving horse. We also did some riding lessons and grooming lessons. Erica got to co-judge the Working Equitation show with Michael Vermaas.
Andalusian World Cup East May 11-14, 2017, Raleigh, North Carolina We had a great time at the inaugural World Cup East Show! The horses did superb and we had a great time hanging with a bunch of fun people. Running in conjunction with the World Cup, The Confederation for Working Equitation held a Judge Training Seminar, which Erica participated in. She did all of the classroom work and did live scoring of the Working Equitation show that was held. She is steadily earning her way towards a Working Equitation judges card.
Working Equitation Clinic with Carlos Carneiro Location: Peet Equestrian, Wonder Lake, IL. Date: April 10 - 12, 2017 Open for Riders. Learn tips and exercises to improve your working equitation work. Carlos is a Confederation Licensed r Judge and a long time working equitation competitor who has ridden horses up to the Advanced Level. He is also a fabulous clinician, having done numerous clinics out west. We are happy to introduce him to the Midwest! Space is very limited and filling up quickly. Please contact Howard for more info, 801-599-8130 or email at email@example.com. Carlos Bio: Carlos, who grew up immersed in the horse culture of his native Portugal, has been the head trainer at Sierra Nevada Lusitanos in Napa, California since 2011. He has had the amazing opportunity of studying with two of the world's greatest classical dressage masters: Luis Valenca and Joao Oliveira, the son of the revered Nuno Oliveira. Carlos is adept at progressing young horses through the training levels with classical exactitude. The ultimate goal, of course, is to have a happy, light in the hand, eager to please, healthy horse. Carlos achieves this multi-faceted goal by paying particular attention to every training detail from exercises promoting flexibility and strengthening to those oriented towards cadence and self-carriage. Carlos teaches clinics in Portugal, Germany, Austria and the United States. He is an exceptional instructor, skilled in getting the best results from the rider and horse. In Portugal, Carlos has participated in numerous exhibitions showcasing classical dressage in the traditional Portuguese tack and attire. Here in the US, he was honored to perform an exhibition at the World Cup for Grand Prix Jumping in Las Vegas, Nevada. Carlos had earned numerous awards within the Working Equitation discipline, including winning top honors in 2015 at the Andalusian World Cup competition in Las Vegas, where he competed at the Intermediate Level, and earning the overall highest score at the Santa Barbara, CA "Skill of the Rancho" Working Equitation competitiion. In 2014, Carlos took home National Championships in the Advanced and Intermediate levels at both of the Haras Cup and IALHA competitions in Texas.
USEF Annual Convention and Awards Gala January 11-15, 2017, Lexington, Kentucky. Erica and Janita attended the USEF Convention as representatives for the IALHA. They attended meetings and events to learn about the current state of USEF and the horse industry. On the weekend they were joined by their hubbies, and other IALHA members, to attend the Awards Gala. Congrats to all of the IALHA members that earned an award for 2016! Here is the list of achievements accomplished by horses from our barn; GRAND CHAMPION ANDALUSIAN/LUSITANO HORSE - FRESONA ROY NATIONAL CHAMPION OPEN ENGLISH PLEASURE - SM SERAFIN NATIONAL CHAMPION ENGLISH PLEASURE JUNIOR HORSE - SM SERAFIN NATIONAL CHAMPION HALTER HORSE - FRESONA ROY RESERVE CHAMPION HALTER HORSE - SM SERAFIN NATIONAL CHAMPION DRIVING HORSE - FUGAZ ROY RESERVE CHAMPION WESTERN JUNIOR HORSE - ARABELLA BP RESERVE SPECIALTY HORSE - FRESONA ROY NATIONAL CHAMPION HALF HALTER HORSE - RHF JASMIN NATIONAL CHAMPION HALF DRIVING HORSE - RHF JASMIN RESERVE SPECIALTY HORSE HALF ANDALUSIAN - RHF JASMIN
Working Equitation Clinic, Dec. 6, 2015, hosted by Diamond Acres, Howard and Erica Peet Clinicians
2015 IALHA Nationals, Great Moments In Time!
SM Serafin Is Hooked Congratulations Janita
SM Serafin owned by Janita Smith of SF Andalusians Trained by Peet Equestrian
Working Equitation Is Coming To Life In Wonder Lake, IL
Guerrero ROY Showing Off
Congratulations Kim Pittman Arabella BP Is A Superstar
Happy Birthday Julie Alonzo
SA Bravata's First Ride
Erica Peet & SA Bravata on their first ride together
2015 Haras Cup
2015 IALHA Nationals Was A Great Success
Peet Equestrian's 2015 IALHA National Championship Horse Show
2015 IALHA Region 3 Championship Horse Show
Peet Equestrian at the 2015 Region 3 Horse Show
Peet Equestrian's New Home!
Welcome Royal Horse Farms and Guerrero ROY!
We are excited to host a clinic with Reta Conner in June!
SA Bravata is Hooked!
Welcome Kim Pittman and Arabella BP!
Spending Time at Lola Raye Stables!
Thank You Leo Juarez!
Leo took care of the ranch for four years while we were in California. His dedication and hard work was amazing! Thank You Leo!
Howard & Erica Peet of Peet Equestrian giving Leo Juarez a special award for his hard work and dedication.
Princessa Driving April 2015
The Great Nuno Matos trains the trainers in America!
A five day intensive course to get American trainers prepared for the goal of having an International Team someday.
Spring Fest 2015 was a Great Success!
As usual Thank You to The Foundation For The Pure Spanish Horse and Walter and Judy Henslee of Rancho Del Lago in Texas. Great weekend filled with learning!
The Move went off without a hitch!!
We have arrived in Illinois, gotten settled in, and are back into the swing of things! The 7 horses with us are happy to be back to a normal routine and so are we. We look forward to our first horse show here, The Midwest Baroque Horse Summer Show May 22-24 at the Elkhorn Fairgrounds. We still have room to take on a couple of training horses, so give us a call if interested in becoming a part of our team! April 21, 2015
Peet Equestrain will be relocating this spring!
We welcome our newest driving members!
Princessa, CDC Luna, and Gracie were hooked to the cart this week and all three horses are exceptional!
Howard is awarded the Norman K. Dunn Trophy! December 2014 We are proud to announce that Howard has been awarded the USEF Norman K Dunn Trophy for In-Hand presenter!! The United States Equestrian Federation Pegasus Awards are a celebration of individuals who have made a unique impact on the horse world. Presented at the USEF Annual Meeting Gala held each January these awards give each recipient the distinctive honor of being one of the best in their field. Howard is now in the running for the Equestrian of The Year Award. To earn this, a nominee must be voted for by the general public (USEF members only so get your memberships!) So, be sure to go online to vote for the Equestrian of the Year! Voting will be open in about a week.
Howard Peet of Peet Equestian - USEF 2015 Equestrian of Honor.
Haras Cup Working Equitation International Championship Oct. 24-26 2014, Magnolia, Texas The first ever Haras Cup was held at the beautiful property of Haras Dos Cavaleiros. They offered Kids 13 & under, Juniors 14-17, Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced levels for Working Equitation. It was judged by 2 international Working Eq. judges; Claudia Elsner Matos of Portugal & Sandra Migl of Austria. We took 3 horses. Erica rode Barquillero LXIV Novice level, and placed 2nd out of 22!! Howard rode Kudu GF Intermediate level and placed 5th out of 7, Howard also rode Memoria CDC Novice level, and Meagan Hansen also rode Kudu in the Juniors level, and took 4th place! This was one of the most fun shows we have ever participated at. The atmosphere was happy, all the fellow competitors cheered for each other and helped each other out. We are so happy to have gotten involved in this discipline and look forward to getting to more events in the future!
2014 IALHA National Championship Horse Show October As always, we love to finish out the year by attending the International Andalusian and Lusitano Horse Association National Show! This year was one to remember for so many reasons. First, the show was dedicated to Howard's mentor and friend Bruce Howard. They honored Bruce with a beautiful artwork and plaque, and had a barn party to celebrate the occasion. Second, this is the last year that the National Show will be held in Fort Worth at the Will Rogers Center. We have so many fond memories of people and horses that have been in our lives because of this place! Third, Erica was awarded the IALHA Horsewoman of the Year Award for her accomplishments and contributions to the association and the breed. And lastly, we just always have a good time! Its when we get to meet up with people we only see once a year, we show off all the hard work we have put into our horses, and we celebrate eachother's accomplishments! A huge thanks to all our clients, without you there is no us!
Erica Honored as the 2014 IALHA Horsewoman of the Year!
The IALHA dedicated the 2014 National Show to Bruce Howard, trainer, mentor, friend.
Andalusian World Cup - Las Vegas, Sept. 25-27 2014 The inaugural Andalusian World Cup National Show went off without a hitch! What a way to show off all of our horses abilities, a combination of American performance classes, working equitation, and ANCCE halter classes made this quite the show! Everyone had a great time! In addition to the championships earned by the horses, Howard was awarded the Andalusian World Fellowship Award- for a person who has gone to great lengths to create a sense of unification, friendship, and fellowship within the rest of the horse community. Congrats to our clients Bill & Adrienne of Xavier Farms, they earned the Andalusian World Conquistador Award- for the individual who had traveled the greatest geographic distance in order to compete at the Inaugural World Cup Show. Thanks to the World Cup show committe for putting on such a great event, and here's to the next one!!
2 of America's Newest ANCCE Qualified Mares!! September Peet Equestrian is so excited to congratulate our 2 clients, Adrienne & Bill of Xavier Farms owners of Deleite MA, AND Sarah of Origin PRE owner of Fantasia Del C on their latest achievements! Each of their mares attended the recent ANCCE TRC- Qualifying Tribunal, and they both passed and have earned the status of Qualified Mare!! Thanks for having us be a part of the experience, Howard enjoyed presenting them both! Thanks to USPRE for hosting the event!
Fantasia Del C Deleite MA
Working Equitation Judging Seminar- Eugene, OR Sept. 3-7 In an effort to better educate ourselves about the growing sport of Working Equitation, Erica attended the Judging Seminar. She sat in as an auditor to learn as much as she could from the clinician, Claudia Elsnor Matos of Portugal. Claudia spent 3 days lecturing, showing video clips, and testing the judge prospects that attended to get licensed as Working Eq. judges. It was a very informative seminar, and Erica came home with a much deeper understanding of the discipline and how it should be done. In addition to the seminar, there was also a riding clinic being presented by Jorge de Sousa. He worked with a number of riders on how to improve their dressage phase tests, and how best to work on improving certain obstacles. Erica watched the clinic as much as she could and picked up some really good pointers. In all, this was time VERY well spent and we highly recommend it to anyone who wants to truly understand Working Equitation!
CALSHOW Region 1 Championship Show- Year of the Horse! Regionals were a blast! All of the horses performed to their best. Congrats to all our clients on their wins. A special thanks goes out to Silke, your coaching has been so instrumental to our growth in the dressage ring! Thanks also for the great ride you gave Saul's Andalusians on their horse Altanero in the Dressage Suitability class!
Nuno Matos Working Equitation Clinic, Eugene, OR July 2 Howard took a few days to take advantage of being able to learn from an international Working Equitation professional, Nuno Matos of Portugal. Howard was able to be schooled on Armani owned by Julie Alonzo. Howard loved Nuno's no nonsense approach to teaching horses about obstacles and his easy going demeanor. It was a great time and Howard cannot wait for the next time!
Howard Peet & Nuno Matos
Feria De Caballos Espanol- ANCCE Show June 6-8 2014
Rancho Del Lago Spanish Horse May Fest, May 16-18, 2014 We had such an incredible time in Texas! Walter & Judy Henslee were amazing hosts! We are proud to have been a part of such an wonderful event. The presentations were nice. The Working Equitation clinic with Bruce Menke was very educational. It was fun to watch Michael Vermas give his lessons. We had a blast judging the halter classes for the schooling show. Thanks to all those who participated in our In-Hand Clinic! Thanks to the Foundation for continuing to bring people together for education about what we all love!
Fiesta of the Spanish Horse, May 2014 As always, Fiesta proved to be a fun time! Thanks to all our clients for joining us there and thanks to the team that ran the show, you guys to a great job!
Working Equitation Clinic Part 2 Julie Alonzo was here once again to continue teaching our area about Working Equitation. This time we went over the Dressage portion. When we were done with that it was back to perfecting the obstacles! -April 5, 2014
Rainbow Royal Horse Show Thanks to CALSHO for the great show! We attended with Tonal of Rancho Laubela, their 2 year old Azteca colt. - March 30, 2014
Train Your Horse the Spanish Way Clinic We had a lot of fun up at Oak Hill teaching a great bunch of people our in hand program. We went through creating softness, setting the pose, and running the horse. Everyone did very well and had fun too. Thanks to Barbara Currie for hosting the clinic at her lovely ranch and for providing the lunch! - February 22, 2014
As de Copas at the Pamona Horse Fair 2014!
As represented the PRE horse in the Azteca presentation and we could not be happier! His first foal crop will be on the ground this year and he is standing at stud.
Pamona Horse Fair 2014
We were proud to be part of the Azteca group this year! Israel Gutierez was very kind to allow us to participate in the horse fair with Rancho Laubella. What a great team Israel, Joe, T, Oscar, Fausto, Saul, Sandra, Elias and Family, Erica, and Howard!
SA Bravada is Branded!
Our girl is growing up! - January 2014
Working Equitation Clinic We are venturing into a new discipline, and luckily there is someone holding clinics to learn about it! Julie Alonzo was here at Peet Equestrian to go over the rules and procedures of the obstacle phases of Working Equitation. There was a great turn out and everyone had a blast! - Dec. 8, 2013
2013 IALHA National Championship Horse Show
What an amazing way to end an amazing year! Thank You to all of our clients, the journey forward this year was something to remember and be proud of .... Go to the "show pictures" page for more pictures.
As de Copas - Driving the Spanish Way!
Thank You John & Karen Rock of J-Stables For The Use Of Your Beautiful Harness.
Feria del Caballo Espanol - ANCCE September 2013!
2013 ANCCE CHAMPION MARE
The Foundation For The Pure Spanish Horse Celebration September 2013!
Happy Birthday Leo! The hardest working man alive! August 2013.
All Leo wanted for his birthday this year was to ride As and have pictures to send to his family.
Region 1 Championship Horse Show 2013
The Region 1 Championship Horse Show was very good! Our horses performed great with a demanding schedule. A special thank you to everyone who helped us during the show and to our clients. Nationals will be right around the corner.
Great Time With Clients and Friends - June 2013
What a great week with our clients and friends! Seriously we should do this again next year!
Jubilioso Del C Is Hooked To Cart!
We will never be able to repay Oak Hill PRE horse for this horse! He is amazing, smart, and a real natural in the cart! A dream come true!
Driving Pictures For IALHA Driving Article!
Look for the article coming out in the next issue of the IALHA magazine! The pictures represent different exercises in the article. Thank You to, Malcolm & Barbara Currie of Oak Hill PRE Horses for allowing us to use Crucero II ESB, Bill & Janita Smith of Smith Farms for allowing us to use SA Luna, Bill Taylor & Adrienne LaFar of Xavier Farms for allowing us to us Acertijo JIM, Ainslie Kraeck for allowing us to use Desi, Saul & Sandra Aguayo of Saul's Andalusians for allowing us to use As de Copas J.M.
Congratulations to Smith Farms on the birth of their new foal!
We are going to have a lot of fun halter breaking this young one before she goes home!
Congratulations to our Fiesta of the Spanish Horse Winners!
CHAMPION STALLION - OSADO LVII & HOWARD PEET CHAMPION CARRIAGE DRIVING HORSE - ACERTIJO JIM & HOWARD PEET CHAMPION COUNTRY PLEASURE DRIVING HORSE - CRUCERO & HOWARD PEET CHAMPION PLEASURE DRIVING HORSE - DESI & AINSLIE KRAECK
Congratulations As de Copas J.M.!
SA Luna Running!
Thanks to the overwhelming response from our clinics last year, we are going to continue to share our knowledge this year! Our first clinic is going to be held in Scotsdale Arizona, February 9-10, just in time for those of you showing there in March to brush up on your presenting skills! Details are coming very soon, so check back with us if you are interested, or call Tiffany at 480-242-9956.
As promised we will also be doing the clinic in South Carolina, April 20. Details coming soon! Jan. 14, 2013
To end the year we are doing our last two clinics on How to Show Your Horse the Spanish Way! The first is Nov. 3 in Mira Loma, CA at the Peet Equestrian facility, contact Howard @ 801-599-8130. The second is Dec. 1-2 in Eugene, Oregon, contact Julie @ 541-513-6757. Come learn some new techniques that you can practice throughout the winter and be ready to step into the show ring next spring!! Oct. 28, 2012
We finished up the show year with a bang at the combined IALHA National Show & Foundation Celebration!! What a show. Our horses performed fantastically. For the Foundation Celebration we are proud to say we earned the Chamipion Mare title for the second year in a row with Fantasia Del C, owned by Sarah Shechner. We also earned the Absolute Movement Award with SA Luna, owned by Janita & Bill Smith, who also won the 2 year old filly class. Brasilena RM, owned by Bill Taylor & Adrienne LaFar, won the 4 year old mare class. We are also very proud to have taken second, in the 4 year old stallion class with Barquillero who earned top functionality in his class, owned by Saul & Sandra Aguayo. We also took second in the 3 year old mare class with Memoria, owned by Julie Alonzo. For the IALHA National Show we did just as well. Saul & Sandra Aguayo are proud of their stallion As De Copas, who came home with the National Chamipion titles in Dressage Sport Horse In Hand Stallion, Junior Stallion, Amateur to Handle Stallion- handled by Saul, Show Pleasure Driving Open & Amateur, and Country English Pleasure Saddle Seat Junior Horse, and his Reserve Title in Show Pleasure Driving Junior Horse. Bill Taylor & Adrienne LaFar are happy with their mare Brasilena who earned the Reserve Champion title in the Junior Mare Class. Janita & Bill Smith are on cloud 9 with their filly, SA Luna, who earned National Champion titles in the Spanish Filly 2 & under class, Andalusian Filly 2 & under class, Amateur to Handle Mare- handled by Janita, & the Andalusian Best Movement class. They are also very proud of their mare Martys, who won the Zaphiro Perpetual Trophy for High Point Carriage Driving Horse of the Year Award. Sarah Shechner is also thrilled to have earned the National Champion title in Andalusian Senior Mares with Fantasia Del C, who was also awarded the Purebred Horse of the Year Year-End Award! Hector De Leon is pleased with his stallion Martini GR who earned National Champion titles in all 3 Country Pleasure Driving classes- Open, Junior Horse & Amateur, and Reserve National titles in S/P Stallions 3 & over, & Amateur to Handle Stallion- handled by Bill Taylor. Thank you to all the owners of our catch handle horses, Chacota, Odalisca, General, and Absoluto, it was a pleasure showing them for you! Thanks to all of our team, you made the show a blast! Congrats & a HUGE thanks to our groom Fausto, who earned the Foundation Best Groom Award! And lastly a much deserved thank you to all the people who ran the shows....you guys did great!! Oct. 25, 2012
Show Your Horse The Spanish Way Clinic 09/16/2012 at Rothrock Andalusians.
Show Your Horse The Spanish Way Clinic, August 25 2012, at Oak Hill P.R.E.
The IALHA Region 1 & Alliance National Championship Horse Show August 2012
As promised, Peet Equestrian is going to put on clinics to share what we learned while in Spain. All proceeds will be donated back to the Foundation For the Pure Spanish Horse. If you are interested in attending please check in with us for the dates. So far we are working for one in California towards the end of July & sometime in September. We are locked into the date of September 16, for Illinois, to be held at Rothrock Andalusians. We are also working on getting a date set for early November in South Carolina. Do come out to learn, you may be surprised, just like we were! June 30, 2012
We wanted to say Thank You to the CALAHA group for doing such a great job with the Surf & Sun Show! All of our clients had a great time and enjoyed seeing their horses compete. Congrats to all of them for the successes their horses had! June 26, 2012
Had an amazing time in Spain! To learn about it go to our "Time In Spain" page. June 1, 2012
Momentous news for Peet Equestrian!!! The Foundation for the Pure Spanish Horse has just begun a fantastic new program, the Scholarship for National & International Study. This is the first year that they are giving it out, and we are thrilled to be the first recipients of this scholarship! They are sending us to Spain! There, we will be sponsored by Yeguada Pena de Bejar, founded by Jose Conesa and managed by his son Carlos Conesa. We will work with their trainer to learn the ins and outs of presenting a Spanish Horse. We will also have the opportunity to work with their trainer and their driving teams! In return for this amazing opportunity, we will put on clinics throughout the year for the Foundation for the Pure Spanish Horse and share all the fantastic things that we learn! We want to give a huge THANK YOU to the Foundation for the Pure Spanish Horse!! THANK YOU to Enchanted Horses for collaborating with the Conesa Family to have a place to for us to learn from! THANK YOU to Jose & Carlos Conesa for allowing us into their lives and to work with their trainer & horses! And lastly THANK YOU to our wonderful clients who are being so supportive of the time we will be away, you guys make Peet Equestrian possible, and we remember that always! www.prehorse.org www.yeguadabejar.com May 9, 2012
Here are some photos from the Fiesta of the Spanish Horse Charity Show! Thanks to the IALHA & FPSH for such great shows! We had a great time and thanks to all of our clients for participating! Click on the photos to read captions!
May 7, 2012
Feels good to be headed to our first show (take two...)! We are going to the Fiesta of the Spanish Horse this week! Taking 8 horses to compete in the IALHA, Foundation, and Dressage Shows. Can't wait to see everyone and see how our horses are doing! April 29, 2012
Feria De Caballo was a fantastic show! Erica showed Barquillero to win the 4 year old stallion championship with best movement! Howard was again also asked to drive As De Copas in the exhibitions for Friday & Saturday night! The show had a great turn out for both the ANNCE portion and the Dancing Competition! We met more great people and Saul's Andalusians took the opportunity to show off their stallions. Congrats to them on Barquillero's win!
March 27, 2012
This weekend we are headed to the Feria De Caballo Spring ANNCE Show to compete with Barquillero of Saul's Andalusians! Also coming along to get the word out about himself, is the stallion Jocoso XXI! March 21, 2012
This week, Erica rode Barquillero of Saul's Andalusians at the David Hunt Dressage Clinic, put on by Spirit Equestrian of Somis, CA! What a great opportunity to learn from such a knowledgeable instructor! March 16, 2012
Its show time again and we will be heading off to the LA Equestrian Center for the Rainbow Royal Show March 2-4! Come out and watch everyone's amazing horses strut their stuff! Feb. 27, 2012
Seeing as it is the first of the year and people are begining to breed their mares, we would like to remind people of the wonderful stallions standing at Peet Equestrain. Look for them on our Stallion page as we update it! Jocoso XXI. He is our newcomer. He was bred by Yeguada Romero Benitez in Spain and was just recently imported to the US. His bloodlines include those of Yeguada Romero Benitez and Yeguada Militar. He is a beautiful, kind, powerful moving stallion who passes on these traits to his offspring. Some of his offspring have also gone on the become Qualified in Spain. Barquillero LXIV. He was imported from Spain as a yearling from Yeguada Del Hierro Del Angel. He is the grandson of Jocoso XXI. He was IALHA Reserve National Champion 2 Year Old Colt in 2010. Barquillero is a beautiful example of what a spanish stallion should be. He is a big mover with lift and extention. And if temperment is important to you, it does not come any better then him. We are excited to see his first foal crop, due this spring! As De Copas. "As" was the top winning horse in our barn last year! He won Dressage Sport Horse Stallion in Vegas at the Foundation Celebration show. He won Jr Stallion, Best Movement Horse, and Show Pleasure Driving at IALHA Nationals! He will also be remembered by some, for the driving exhibitions he did, such as at the City of Industry ANNCE show. He has proved himself as a movement horse and we see no reason that his offspring will not get this talent as well. He is an eye catcher, everyone who sees him loves him! Osado. The youngster of the group but just as special! Osado was the IALHA National Champion Spanish Two Year Old Colt, and the Grand National Champion Two Year Old Colt with the best movement metal! He is an amazing mover as well and has all the spirit you could ask for! We would also like to mention last years stallions, who are no longer with us but are deserving of being your mares next match as well! Ladino GF. National Champion Senior Stallion at IALHA Nationals and the Foundation Celebration Show. Utillero SF. National Champion Country Pleasure driving horse and Reserve Champion Movement horse. January 16, 2012
Life is back to normal now that the holidays are over and it feels great! In the past few weeks we have had a number of events. First off, we had a super time showing off Martys to owner Janita, who flew in for a few days to see Martys pull the cart for the first time. While here Janita also made a new purchase and now owns the filly, Luna SA, bred by Saul's Andalusians. Watch out everyone, she can MOVE!! Then we welcomed in the first foal, out of Alba De Fraile, a bouncing baby boy! And just this week we started Osado, Champion 2 year old colt, under saddle and he is doing fantastic. January 15, 2012
Peet Equestrian would like to wish all of our friends and family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! It was a wonderful first year for us in California, we feel very blessed. We look forward to next years show season, which looks to be starting in March! Wow, that's fast but its what we live for! Dec. 14, 2011
We are back from the IALHA National Show and boy, what a show! Congratulations to all of our clients, as each one of them went home with a ribbon! Silverstar Ranch is proud of their horses Lativo & Ladino. Lativo earned the National Champion Hunt Seat Open, National Champ Dressage Suitibility Open, National Champ Dressage Training Level Test 3, and Dressage Training Level Futurity Champion! Ladino earned the Pleasure Driving National Champion, and Reserve National Champ Carriage Driving Open & Amateur! Saul's Andalusians is proud of their horses As de Copas, Heredera, and Huasteco. As De Copas earned the National Champion Best Movement, National Champ Jr Stallion, National Champ Show Pleasure Driving Open & Amateur, and Reserve National Champ Show Pleasure Driving Jr Horse, Reserve National Champ Spanish 3 Year Old Colt, and Reserve National Champ Amateur Stallion! Heredera earned the National Champion Two Year Old Filly, National Champion Amateur Mare, and Reserve National Champ Spanish Two Year Old Filly! Huasteco earned the Reserve National Champion Two Year Old Colt. Rancho Martin is proud of their horse Osado, he earned the National Champion Spanish Two Year Old Colt and the National Champion & Best Movement Two Year Old Colt! Sarah Shechner is proud of her mare Fantasia Del C, she earned the National Champion Spanish Mare 5 Years and Older, Reserve National Champ & Best Movement Senior Mare, Reserve National Champ Dressage Training Level Test 3, Reserve National Champ Versitility Hores, and she won the ANNCE Champion Mare Title! Miguel Hernandez is proud of his horse Gavilan, who earned the Reserve National Champion Jr Stallion title! Robert & Maria Perez are proud of their horse Utillero, he earned the National Champion Country Pleasure Driving Open and Jr Horse, Reserve National Champ Country Pleasure Driving Amateur, and Reserve National Champion Best Movement! Watchman Andalusians is proud of its horse Ramses who earned National Champion Dressage Sport Horse In Hand Colts 3 Years and Under title! Janita & Bill Smith are proud of their horse Martys who earned Top Five in the Two Year Old Filly class, Two Year Old Spanish Filly class and Amateur Mare class, and she placed second in the ANNCE Two Year Old Filly class! Adrienne LaFar and Bill Taylor are proud of their horse Santo, who earned Top Five in the Spanish Colts 2 Years and under, and he won the ANNCE Yearling Colts class! We want to give all of our clients a huge thank you for being the best group of clients we could ask for! Your support of us and eachother gave the group a great feeling of comradery and satisfaction! We were quoted as being the loudest group in the stands as we cheered for everyother! Also, a huge thank you to Lexi Odell, who caught handled Utillero for Robert & Maria. She did a fantastic job with him, we couldn't have asked for any better! Thanks also to Kristin Foley, for having Erica catch handle her horse Dylan Casimoro for the Stallion classes, he was a pleasure & a blast to run with! We are also greatful to the IALHA for having Howard put on the Halter Clinic and for letting us participate in the extravaganza with As De Copas driving, and for having our good friend Chuy Maldonado perform a song on horseback! We had a great time!
October 20, 2011
With October approaching we are gearing up for our final show of the year, the IALHA National Championship & Charity Horse Show. In addition to their normal schedule they have also included an ANCCE sanctioned show, which we will also participate in! Throughout the show they will have their clinic series. On saturday evening the Extravaganza, Live Auction and Catalog Sale will held. Also this year, the show has begun a Charity to benefit the United States Para Equestrian Association! It sounds to be a great show and has a lot of support which should bring in the largest number of entries for a show this year! We can't wait to get there, show, hang out with a bunch of great clients and friends we have not seen in some time, and support our fabulous breed! Sept. 28, 2011
We are back from the Foundation's Celebration Show and have a lot to be happy about. We showed Ladino GF, of Silverstar Ranch, to the National Champion Stallion title and the Reserve Champion of Functionality title! We showed Fantasia Del C, owned by Sarah Shechner, to the National Champion Mare title, High Point Morphology Horse, & High Point PRE Mundial Horse! We also showed As De Copas, of Saul's Andalusians, to the National Champion Dressage Sport Horse title! Santo ADP, owned by Bill Taylor & Adrienne Lafar, won the Yearling colt Dressage Sport Horse In Hand Class, and took Second place and earned best movement in the Yearling Colt Morphology class! Congrates to their owners! Thanks to all our clients for such a great show, it was so great to have the whole group present to see their horses perform! We had a great time with the clinics, thanks to the Foundation for having us be a part of the clinic series and thanks to Saul and Sandra and Adrianne and Bill for letting us use their horses As De Copas and Santo! Howard also got to be a part of the National Anthem with Ladino, together they drove in the American Flag and the singer, Hottie! The Horse of Kings Theater was a bunch of fun as well. Again, Howard and Ladino drove the king in and out of the performance. Congrats also to our grooms Jose & Luis for earning the Best Groom Award! To top it all off, Howard was recognized by the Foundation and awarded with the Champion of the Breed Service Award. It is a special award given to those that the Foundation feels goes above and beyond to promote the Pure Spanish Horse. Only two other men have earned the award over the years, Vaughan Smith and Tom Reed. Howard is incredibly honored to be a part of the group!
Sept. 5, 2011
Had a great time at the ANNCE, City of Industry Show! Wow, talk about a big turn out. The largest class we competed in was 18 horses, and the smallest was 10! Saw some really great horses! We are happy to say we earned a second place in the 7 year and over mare class, a fourth place in the 3 year old mare class, and a fifth place in the 7 year and over stallion class! We would like to thank the show for giving us a driving demonstration during the friday night dancing horse competition and for asking us to participate in the flag ceremony on sunday night. What a fun time!
This weekend we are off to the Foundation Celebration Show in Las Vegas, NV! We have been asked to help with the Sport Horse In-Hand Clinic again and also to put on a Driving Clinic, so we are excited to share that with people! They have many wonderful clinics for people to learn from and are putting on a fantastic Horse of Kings Theater for their extraviganza and of course the show itself is a great time, so come out and see it!! August 23, 2011
Regionals was a great success! We are happy to say that we earned 11 Regional Championships, some of which were Senior Stallion, Senior Mare, Junior Mare, Carriage Driving, and other Driving classes. Congrats to our amateurs Adrian, Robert & Saul, for their wins in Amateur Stallion, Amateur Show Pleasure Driving, and Amateur Country Pleasure Driving! A huge thank you to Saul, Sandra, Adrian, Anna, Robert, Maria, Edward, Edgar, and Sara for all the help they gave us during the show, you guys were a huge part to our successes! Thanks to the CAL-AHA group for putting on such a fun show, we loved the Alice in Wonderland theme, and it was great to see everyone!
This weekend we head off to the ANNCE, City of Industry Show at the Industry Hills Equestrian Center with another bunch of great horses! It looks to be a big show so come out and see these beautiful horses in action! August 15, 2011
The IALHA Region 1 Championship Show is this weekend and we are really excited to be hitting our first official show in California! We have a great group of horses going and can't wait to see how they do. The show will be at the LA Equestrain Center so if you are in the area, come out and see us! August 7, 2011
The last two months have been a blur! We have been keeping busy getting our show strings ready for the big shows of the year. Lots of halter horses! Last month the property was finished and now all of the arenas have great sand footing. This month 7 more stalls were built. We helped sell some horses. We continue to meet new people and love to have visitors! And best of all, we are looking forward to our first show, Regionals! July 16, 2011
Clinic Update! Kristi will put on a 45 minute dressage sport horse in-hand demo, in additon to the rides. It will start the day off at 1:00. Auditors are welcome to come learn more about this fabulous class. There will be a small auditor fee of $20. Please give us a call if you would like to attend so we can plan ahead for the number of people to expect.
We are all settled in and in full swing! We now have 10 horses in training and look forward to a few more. In the last week we have started our halter horses, started a horse under saddle, met a bunch of great new people, worked on finishing the property, and continued work with the horses we already had! Wow, and its only been 2 weeks! A huge thanks to Saul and Sandra for helping us to get settled here! Also thanks to Celia and Alan for helping us to get here! March 2, 2011
The date is set, we are off to California on Feb. 14! Peet Equestrian will be up and running by the 16th. Our contact number and email address will remain the same. We look forward to our new home and expanding our business! Feb. 9, 2011
Just got back from California and what a trip. The biggest surprise was an opportunity offered to us by Saul and Sandra, who asked us to move our operation to California. They have a wonderful property and wanted for us to have the chance to use it. So after a little consideration, Peet Equestrian has decided to relocate our business to Mira Loma, CA. The property has 18 covered stalls, 5 paddocks, 1 indoor arena, 1 outdoor arena, and 1 top of the line hot walker. We also have set in motion to have a full sized dressage arena and round pen put in. And on top of that, our current clients are also on board and ready to send their horses to CA, thanks Celia and Janita. Thanks also to Saul and Sandra for the fabulous weekend. They introduced us to a bunch of great horse people, shared their home with us, and took us to see Cavalia. What a show! So, we are very excited to head to horse country where our business can truly grow. We should be moved out within the next two to three weeks. Please give us a call if interested in training with us. Jan. 25, 2011
HAPPY NEW YEAR!! As Peet Equestrian starts the New Year off, we have looked back on 2010. Wow is all that we can really say. We made it. It wasn't always easy but it was definatly worth it! The year brought us in contact with so many great people and we handled a bunch of really great horses. Thanks to everyone, in your own ways you each played a part in our success. 2011 looks to be just as good. We head off to California January 21-23 to look over some horses and see our friends again. Also in store this year, we have begun working with a fabulous dressage instructor, Kristi Wysocki from Colorado. She was introduced to us by the Nickersons of Snowy Peaks Ranch. We are excited to continue progressing with Ladino and Lativo of Silver Star Ranch and look forward to working with the newbies. We welcome any inquiries about training this year, but space is limited so first come first serve. Jan. 6, 2011
Back from Nationals and what a show! We had such a great time. The show committee did a fantastic job. And the extraveganza was great too, we have never seen so many people come out to the stalls to see the horses afterwards! For our first time out as Peet Equestrian we couldn't be more pleased with our horses! All together we earned 3 Grand National Titles, and 5 Reserve National Titles. Howard was also honored as the Professional Horseman of the Year! A huge thank you goes out to our clients Saul and Sandra Aguayo, owners of Barquillero, & Celia and Alan Stenfors-Dacre, owners of Ladino, Lativo, and Analena! Thank you for believing in us and giving us the opportunity to train and show your wonderful horses! Thanks also to Domingo Guerra and Ronnie & Carol Marroquin for having us catch handle their great horses!
Oct. 23, 2010
Just 3 weeks until we are off to the International Andalusian and Lusitano Horse Association National Show, in Fort Worth, TX! We are so excited to get in the ring! We will be taking 4 horses: Ladino, Lativo, Barquillero, and Analena. The IALHA has also asked us to put on a Halter Clinic, which we are more then happy to do for them! And of course, for anyone looking for a catch handler, keep us in mind. Good luck everyone! For more information on the show, go to www.ialha.org Sept. 19, 2010
Celebration was a blast! We had such a great time and met a bunch of great people! What a great experience, we learned a lot. Our horses did well too. Ladino took reserve in the 5 and 6 year old stallion class and first in the driving class. Barquillero took fifth in the 2 year old colt class-not too shabby for a class of 11. Howard also had the pleasure of catch handling Fugitivo XII, of Watchman PRE Horses, owned by Terry Waechter, for the dressage sporthorse class. He won overall Champion Sporthorse! Thanks Terry for the opportunity! Sept. 6, 2010
We are getting geared up for our first national show of the year! We will be heading down to Las Vegas, NV with Ladino and Barquillero, for the Celebration PRE National Horse Show put on by the Foundation for the Pure Spanish Horse, Aug. 31 to Sept. 5 at the South Point Casino and Equestrian Center. We are especially excited, as the Foundation has asked us to put on a clinic at the show: How to Show Your Horse on the Triangle and In Hand, on Aug. 31. A huge Thank You to them for giving us this opportunity! Also, for anyone in need of a handler at the show, keep us in mind as we would be more than happy to catch handle! For more info on the show go to www.prehorse.org Aug. 10, 2010
Come out and see us compete at the No Frills-Double State Points Show, put on by the Utah Paint Horse Club. We will be there with Johnnie and her beautiful Paint Horse mare, Sienna, competing in the Hunt Seat class! It will be held at the Salt Lake County Equestrian Park in South Jordan, UT July 31 - Aug 1, 2010. July 19, 2010
We had a wonderful time at the Wasatch Back Dressage Festival this weekend. It was a great show put on by The Collectives. Thank goodness for an air conditioned facility, cause boy was it hot! Erica and Lativo are now qualified to ride dressage at the IALHA National show as well! Thanks to all our friends who came out to cheer them on and thanks to Kim and Megan for getting us there. July 17, 2010
Our first show of the year was a blast! We attended the Utah Dressage Society Shows I and II, June 25 & 26. Two days, two shows, in front of two judges. What a fun way to show dressage. And what a fun group of people! We were very proud of Lativo of Silverstar Ranch. For his first performance show, he handled himself very well. He and Howard were able to score 60s both days, thus qualifying them to ride in the Dressage tests at the IALHA National Show. Thank you to all the people who came out to watch us, and thank you to the Utah Dressage Society for putting on a great show! June 29, 2010
Our first trip to Wyoming was a wonderful success! We accomplished our goals with Celia and Allen, owners of Silver Star Ranch, and had a great time giving lessons to all who wanted to learn. There was quite the group- from reiners to dressage horses, minis to draft crosses, riding and driving- we about did it all! Thank you to all that participated! We loved getting to know you and your horses! Seeing as it went so well, we have been asked to return, which we plan on doing. We will come up with a date and give better advance warning for it next time. If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, feel free to contact us! May 20, 2010
We are headed to Riverton, Wyoming to put on a riding clinic May 16-18! Thanks to Silverstar Ranch for setting it all up and letting us use their ranch! We look forward to meeting a bunch of new people and having some fun with them and their horses! May 14, 2010
A huge Thank You to all the people that supported our grooming clinic today! What a great day full of learning and fun. All of the funds raised will be going towards getting our barn manager, Megan, to India to help with the Youth Making a Difference program! April 24, 2010
We are so excited to be putting on a clinic to help raise money for our barn manager, Megan, so that she can work towards her goal of going to India for the Youth Making a Difference Program! If anyone is interested in learning something more about grooming, or just wants to have a great day out at the barn to support a great cause, please join us April 24 @ 10am!
Had a fabulous time at the Utah Horse Expo! Ladino drove beautifully in the meadowbrook and Lativo showed off as a dressage horse! It was so good to get the word out about the Andalusian horse and Silverstar Ranch. We loved meeting more andalusian owners and encouraged them to get involved!. March 15, 2010
Look for us at the Utah Horse Expo, March 12 -14, with the horses, Ladino and Lativo, of Silverstar Ranch! Feb. 27, 2010
Ladino GF Now Showing and Standing At Peet Equestrian!
Ladino GF was bred by Graham & Lanys Kaye-Eddie of Gremlan Farms. Ladino is by Gaucho III and out of Ladina. Ladino has substance and size, a stunning profile, and great movement. With a temperament to please and at first glance he will take your breath away! We would like to congratulate Celia and Alan on their purchase of this amazing stallion. We would also like to thank Graham & Lanys for their great company over the weedend and for allowing our team to represent this great stallion! Dec. 20, 2009