Peter Breakwell Biography

Transplanted from New Zealand, Peter Breakwell has cultivated a reputation as one of the West Coast's most talented trainers and riders. Thanks to Peter's coaching ability, his clients have won championships from the Short Stirrup division to the High Amateur Owner Jumper division at A-Circuit shows on the West Coast and Canada. Peter is known as a consistent international show jumping competitor both in the U.S. and abroad. Over the years, he has accumulated an impressive resume of wins and placings at some of the most prestigious horse shows in the world.


  • 2003 Olympic Selection Trials for New Zealand in Aachen, Germany
  • 2000 Individual Olympic Rider for New Zealand in Sydney, Australia
  • 2000 Invited to compete in Munich and Hachenburg (5th place finish)
  • 1996 Olympic Selection Trials for New Zealand in Falsterbo, Sweden
  • 1988 Won the Atco Cup at Spruce Meadows


  • 2014 Ariat Grand Prix, HMI Equestrian Classic
  • 2013 Stable Mix Grand Prix, Strides and Tides
  • 2013 Balancing Tonic Grand Prix, SHP Finale
  • 2013 Blenheim Spring Classic I Grand Prix
  • 2011 Summit General Insurance Grand Prix, Strides and Tides 
  • 2011 Ecoverde Grand Prix, Giant Steps Charity
  • 2009 Pebble Beach Grand Prix
  • 2009 and 1998 Menlo Charity Horse Show Grand Prix
  • 1999 and 1998 Portola Valley Grand Prix
  • 1999 and 1985 Cow Palace Jumper Derby
  • 1998 Grand Prix of California 
  • 1994 Grand Prix of Reno
  • 1993 Rancho Murieta Grand Prix
  • 1986 Bakersfield Grand Prix

Peter has extensive experience and numerous sales contacts for purchasing horses overseas. He has purchased and imported many horses for his clients as well as resale prospects for private owners.

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Menlo Circus Club
190 Park Lane
Atherton, CA 94027

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