Rose Gate Farm has been in business and winning awards since 2004. My yearly attendance at World and National shows has garnished me with more than 20 Championships, representing a variety of breeds and disciplines and my students have gone on to win countless riding awards as well. I teach only private lessons so that each one can be customized to the rider. Riders will gain experience and education with proven horsemanship skills and world class horses at Rose Gate Farm.
Each day I have the unique opportunity and blessing to be able to do what I love.
Pete is patience, kind and understanding.
My 10 year old daughter has ridden elsewhere before, but Pete and Sarah (and company) are the absolute best! They are knowledgeable, encouraging, and push her to do her best as she pursues this discipline.
“Words (some wise old sage observed) are vehicles of thought and my friend Pete reflects an array of good ‘uns. Dedication, Honour, Knowledge with a quest for more, Christian values all melted down into these words: A Horseman, A good one.”
“I met Pete not as a client but as an employee. When he hired me, I knew nothing about horses, which may lead you to ask, “So why did he hire you?” Pure faith. He saw through my inexperience and right into my heart where a great, uncovered passion lay in wait. Now I can ride like the rest of them and Pete has become a life-long friend. This is how Pete approaches every client. He searches for positive qualities and leaves the negativity behind. He teaches by feeling, instructing the rider that when his head and heart are ready, the horse will naturally follow his lead. Pete deals intimately with each horse and client, solving problems and imparting wisdom where help is needed. ‘Every horse has a different story to tell,’ he says. For Pete, training a horse is simply taking each story and giving it an ending.”
I take the time to evaluate their experience and build from there. If they are beginners, we start with the basics and build towards their riding goals. If they have experience, we build upon what they already know to make them stronger equestrians.
I have been in the horse industry for over 40 years. During my career, I moved throughout different disciplines including ranching, rodeo, and showing at world champion levels in different disciplines. I have had opportunities to work and train with some of the top horsemen in the country. I take opportunities to continue my education through clinics and one on one time with different horsemen.