owner of PJP Farm, is one of the most successful
Hunter/Jumper Trainers in the Country. Having been in
this business for over 30 years, Peter has ridden and
trained some of the country's top horses and has
received most of the industry's top honors. A few of his
career highlights are listed below.
In addition to his
own successes, Peter has coached his clients and their
horses to numerous National titles and honors.
Throughout his career, Peter has been known and
appreciated for his amazing riding ability, expertise
and fun loving personality.
2015, Peter was awarded for reaching the USHJA
-The Elite $1 Million Dollar Club for total
money earned by a Professional rider in
recognized USEF divisions! Hunter standings
include all of the A-rated open hunter sections,
classics, USHJA International and National
Hunter Derbies and Pre-Green."
ridden numerous horses to top National titles,
as well as championships at all the major indoor
shows and the prestigious Devon Horse Show.
In 2010 he
was asked to participate in a demonstration of
the Hunter Derby Classics at the World
Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky.
and 2007, he was named to a team that
represented our country before an international
audience in Las Vegas. The World Champion Hunter
Rider Team Challenge pitted four top US
hunter riders against an international team of
world class jumper riders. To this day, Peter
considers that a career milestone!
2004, and 2007 Peter won the title of World
Champion Hunter Rider of the Year, in the annual
event sponsored by the American Hunter-Jumper
represented the US in numerous International
World Cup Competitions.
In 2002, the Chronicle of the Horse named Peter
the Professional Rider of the Year.
2002, he was honored with the Emerson Burr
he piloted his jumper, Uncle Sam, to win the
prestigious President's Cup at the Washington
International Horse Show.
Jef Lauwers is a
professional rider at PJP Farm. Born in Duffel, Belgium,
he started riding at 12 years of age. Jef got his start
in the horse business because his father bred jumping
horses, and Jef would start these young horses and show
them until they were ready to be sold.
Upon completion of Engineering School, Jef moved to the
United States where he initially competed as an amateur
rider with PJP Farm. In 2019, Jef became a professional
rider for PJP Farm. He was the Developing Pro National
Champion at the 2021 Capital Challenge Horseshow.
Jef’s favorite part of the horse business is developing
young horses into successful hunters for their owners.
He loves to teach riding and educate horsemanship to
both the adult clients and young riders. When not in the
show ring, his favorite hobby is singing and discovering
- 2017 Champion at
Capital Challenge, Harrisburg and Washington in the
- 2018 Champion at
Hampton Classic, Harrisburg, and Washington A/O 3/6’
- 2021 Developing
Professional National Champion, Capital Challenge Horse
- 2021 Champion 3’
Green “She’s All That” at both Capital Challenge and
- Multiple USHJA
International and National Hunter Derby wins
- Multiple Championships at the
Winter Equestrian Festival