However it was during his travels around the South Island that he came across Glenorchy and was given the opportunity to work at, and thereafter help establish, Dart Stables which had been operating since 1992.
"Glenorchy was the most beautiful part of the world that I'd come across" , says Peter.
"I was looking for an excuse to stay indefinitely and Dart Stables offered a wonderful opportunity. So I decided to buy the business."
Peter (left) riding at the Cheltenham Festival
Peter says it's a love of horses that makes Dart Stables different. Over the past 17 years Peter has built up a great team of over 50 horses.
"We spend a lot of time with each horse, assessing their abilities and personality, so that we can provide a suitable match for each rider. Clients are constantly amazed at the condition of our horses and the beauty that surrounds us. Most say they have never experienced better. I hope that you will join us and agree."
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