For top show jumper peter wylde, success comes from always putting his horses' well-being first.
Nancy Jaffer | June 9, 2016 | Practical Horseman
Of all the titles he has earned in his 30 years as a show-jumping competitor, the designation that matters most to Peter Wylde isn't one that has come with a medal or trophy - and there is a long list of those. The rider, among the world's best, most appreciates being identified as a horseman. For him, the term is neither simple nor generic. It is an accolade that speaks to what s as his he sees as his finest equestrian accomplishment: that of a consummate caretaker of the horses in his charge.
"If you're a rider and want to go to the top, you need to be a horseman," he often says, always with conviction.
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Peter Wylde: A Horseman Through and through
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The Price of Gold
A native of Medfield, Massachusetts who showed successfully in the pony divisions, Peter Wylde worked his way up as a Junior rider to win the New England Horseman's Council's equitation final in 1981 and the Rolex-Maclay National Equitation Championship at the National Horse Show at Madison Square Garden in 1982.
After graduating from Tufts University, he went on to represent the US at the 1999 Pan American Games, where he won both team and individual silver medals.
In 2002, Peter and Fein Cera represented the United States at the World Equestrian Games in Jerez, Spain, where they won the individual bronze medal, and Fein Cera earned the coveted "Best Horse" honor.
In 2004, the pair was again chosen to represent the United States at the Olympic Games in Athens, where they helped team USA earn Team Gold.
Peter's classic American style has earned Wylde "Leading Rider" titles from some of the world's finest horse shows, including Washington International Horse Show, the CSI-W Geneva in 2003, and the CSN Manheim in 2008.
Care for the Best
From training to grooming, hauling to preparation, there is no equal to the level of care M&W provides for its' horses.
M&W employees some of the best riders and barn managers to assist in the development and care for the horses. Mandee Scalice, M&W's barn manager, has been working alongside Peter for the past seven years. Her expertise in equine care and barn management has helped M&W rise to become one of the best equine programs in the country.
From the moment each day begins at M&W the horses are treated to their morning breakfast and then prepare for their daily program. Each horse's needs and level are determined by the M&W staff, and their daily schedule reflects that. Whether they are conditioning one day and jumping another, each horse has a designated training program to enhance their abilities to the very pinnacle of their talent.