Peter Lombardo grew up in Wilton, Connecticut in a "non-horsey" family. Peter’s grandmother introduced Peter to horses while visiting his aunt’s farm in Nashville, Tennessee at the age of 8. “I had to beg for lessons when I returned to Connecticut. I loved horses and wanted to ride!”
Peter studied with the late, great Ronnie Mutch, competing in hunters and equitation, and finishing in the top 10 of the 1982 ASPCA Maclay Finals. “I still enjoy being involved with the equitation division and sometimes even riding in it.”
This year, Peter was 6th in the Open Equitation Championship at the Blenheim Spring Classic and won the Trainer’s Equitation Class at the Santa Barbara National Horse show, this past July 2011.
As a young professional, Peter worked with Carol Molony in North Salem, New York. “I learned every facet of the horse business and I still do many things the same way I did while working with Carol.”
While still a young professional, Peter spent eighteen months in Europe. Athens, Greece was his first stop while working with riders and showing throughout Europe. Shows included; Yverdon Le Bain, Switzerland, Florence, Italy as well as the 1990 Junior European Championships in Mons, Belgium as well as the Balkanic Games in Istanbul, Turkey. While showing with the Greek Team in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, one of the rider’s won the World Cup Qualifier. Peter also rode in Germany at a sales barn before his return to the United States.
Karen Healey was responsible for Peter’s Move to California in 2000 and Peter worked for Archie Cox from 2000 - 2009, training horses to several National titles.
In 2008, Peter rode Mandarin to the Championship at The Pennsylvania National Horse Show and the Reserve Championship at the Devon Horse Show.
Peter opened his own Frontier Farms™, now located in Moorpark, California. “Frontier Farms™ has been the most exciting and rewarding experience I have had to date.”
Peter is a Clinician and a large "R" judge. He judged the 2010 New England Junior Equitation Finals, in Springfield, Massachusetts which was the largest medal finals that year in the United States.