Raised is Europe, a world-wide traveler, a Managing Director of International Sales & Marketing for twenty years in the Airline industry, and now involved with High-End Custom Woodworking. Check out, www.swdesignsaz.com. Ron is loaded with talent and luckily for the Equine world, a passion for horses.
Introduced to the Saddlehorse world by his partner Bobbie Reid, it didn't take long before Ron was headed to the show ring! Ron's current mount at Witte Stables, is Count Fleet, (By, Bi Mi World Premier), a wonderful Saddlehorse gelding, who has been campaigned in the 3 and 5-Gaited Show Pleasure divisions.
A great team, we are thrilled to have them join us at Witte Stables.
Bobbie a lifelong horsewoman, has been a strong supporter of the Arabian, Morgan, and Saddlebred industries. Riding since the age of ten, she has owned, bred and exhibited some wonderful horses through her career.
She has served the American Saddlebred Association Of Arizona for many, many years, and has volunteered countless hours as a Show Manager and Chairman. Bobbie has also Chaired and Managed the Saddlebred Horse Show, at the Arizona National Livestock Show, and 2013 will mark her tenth year! She was also Past President and Secretary of the DSHA, and past Chairman of the Carousel Horse Show.
Her association with Peter & Susan Witte began twenty five years ago through Arabian horses. Her current mount is the beautiful Saddlebred mare, Cassidy, (By Madiera's Denmark) and competes in the 5-gaited Show Pleasure division.
Bobbie's profession has been with the Aviation and Travel Business for thirty years. Her partner, Ron Harris and she reside in Scottsdale, AZ and we welcome them to Witte Stables.
Sammi's" mount is the wonderful multi-National Champion, Mr. Hallelujah. These two have teamed up and are ready to compete in the upcoming show season. Already, bringing home blue ribbons, Sammi is a beautiful fifteen year old, with the desire to achieve great things.
A busy student, a devoted rider, Sammi has also been active with the Witte Stables Kids Camp program. The program introduces new children to Arabian horses. Sammi is able to share her experiences with the children, and answer the many questions they have. She and Mr. Hallelujah will compete in the Country English Pleasure , and Native Costume divisions.
Young, talented and full of energy, Anna is a ten year old who loves to ride! This season, her first at Witte Stables, she earned multiple ribbons including a Championship and Reserve Championship at her first Regional show. Her mount is a half-Arabian gelding named, Sir Lancelot, who is proudly owned by the Landsman family.
Anna is an avid reader and is a huge fan of Harry Potter! She will be competing in the coming season in the 10 & Under , Walk-Trot divisions. The entire Landsman family have been such a joy to work with and are we are looking forward to a great season ahead.
Emily and her family joined Witte Stables in 2000. Winning a Reserve National Championship and three Top Tens in her first year of showing, Emily set the bar high for herself.
Wise beyond her years, Emily has always displayed poise, elegance and a strong desire to achieve goals. She has shown numerous horses to multiple Regional and National honors. Fairre Warning, Barbarys Celebrity, Flashpointe EE,Supreme Premis, BG Miz Fire, and the great show horse, Bobby C. Currently, Emily's mount is WCF The Gambler. Already, the 2012 Scottsdale Champion Country English Pleasure AOTR 18-35, this duo is busy gearing up for the 2013 show season.
Emily’s mom, aka Mother Maita, is the epitome of the horse show mom, homemade goodies at the shows, ready for quick repairs, always a kind word & reassurance during moment of doubt. Emily, and her mom, Kris are the staples that hold things together.
Emily recently graduated from Arizona State University with concentration in business and graphic design. She is currently working as a Production Designer at Tiny Prints in Tempe, Arizona. Emily also blogs, "thebunnyadventures.com", and does freelance work at "sugarpinedesign.com".
"I have been at Witte Stables for almost ten years, and as a team, Peter and Susan have made me into the rider I am today. They have always provided exceptional care for my horses, and I have always felt confident entering the show ring under their watch. My riding career with them has been absolutely wonderful! Thank you for being my coaches and friends!" - Emily Maita
"Now 21, our daughter Emily started riding with Peter and Susan when she was 11 years old. Peter and Susan are talented, knowledgeable trainers. My husband and I know that the discipline Emily has learned from riding has played a big part in her becoming the poised, mature young woman she is today. If truth be told, I believe I have enjoyed all of it as much as Emily. We have had so much fun together at all the horse shows. I wouldn't trade the time I have spent with my daughter and her equestrian activities for anything." - Kristine Maita
Perfectionist; a personal standard, attitude, or philosophy that demands perfection and rejects anything less.
Not an easy standard to follow, and one that few try to achieve. Cindy is one of the few. A skilled horseman, Cindy has earned respect in the showring for many years.
She has won multiple National Championships on numerous horses. Cindy has owned and exhibited such great horses as: Irish Cream, CF Magic Moment, Profile, JKF McArthur, and the iconic GTF Beetlejuice. Voted on by her peers, she has won the APHA horsemen's award three times.
Cindy has had horses with Witte Stables since 2003. She has campaigned the Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure mare, Tres Faberge, to National Champion honors. She then went on with another great Half-Arabian mare, Miss Jewely, to a U. S. Reserve National Champion win, and a Scottsdale Unanimous Country Pleasure Championship. Great rides on fun horses.
Cindy is in the publishing business and resides in Scottsdale, Arizona with her husband Al Denapoli.
"There is no better feeling than riding a well trained horse. Peters horses are broke, finished and honest working horses that are always fun to show. Peter is one of those rare individuals that truly trains his horses so that the owner can ride and enjoy them." - Cindy DeNapoli
Jaime was born into the world of Arabian horses. A family devoted to the breed, she inherited the desire and knowledge to breed, raise and exhibit these wonderful animals.
Jaime’s mom, Margit Bentley taught her to ride as a child and learned what it meant to be a horseman; with many national titles she rode the stallion Pension, to five U.S. & Canadian Reserve National Championships in purebred English pleasure AAOTR.
In 2007, Jaime and her mom joined Witte Stables with a 3 year old Half-Arabian gelding named, Saint Millenium. This young horse and Jaime are becoming a great team together. They are the current Region 7 Half-Arabian Country English pleasure AOTR Champions. Saint and Jaime have a wonderful future ahead of them.
Jaime is a pharmaceutical rep and lives with her husband, Matt, in Chandler, Arizona.
Kristen began her riding career at Witte Stables, at the age of nine. A student at Phoenix Country Day School, she dedicated herself not only to her studies, but also riding.
Her first time competing, Kristen won at the February Scottsdale Show. Over the years she and her family owned and exhibited some of the industries great show horses. TB Rex Est, NDL Ariana, KFA Showtime & NDL Honeysuckle.
Kristen finished her Youth career by showing NDL Honeysuckle
to Three Youth National Championships. A focused rider, supportive parents and talented horses, the Brooks are very special to our stable and our family
This is Elizabeth Meyer winning her first U.S. National Championship aboard HBB's Celebration. Beth has been an avid horsemen her entire life. She competed throughout the Southwest as a youth and young adult.
She joined Witte Stables in 1999. Since that time, Beth has garnered National titles on multiple horses such as Hard Roq, Toi Primero & HBB's Celebration. A talented rider with a million dollar smile! Beth resides in Nevada, raising her two children.
"Witte Stables has earned their stellar reputation in the horse community. It would be impossible to find another trainer more dedicated to their clients and horses than Peter and Susan. I learned to be a better rider in a fun atmosphere of camaraderie where horse and rider safety are paramount. When I came to Witte Stables I was already an experienced rider. They transformed me into a confident, capable and polished National Champion. I owe my great show ring success to my friends Peter and Susan Witte. Thank you!" - Elizabeth Meyer
COURTNEY MILLER STUBLEY
Courtney and her family were wonderful clients of Witte Stables for many, many years. She and her sister Shelby, traveled the show circuit exhibiting such horses as Sabel, WCF Amtraque, Belles Stardansk and Ms Manhattan. Courtney finished her youth career by showing the beautiful Half-Arabian mare, Ms Manhattan to Youth National Reserve Champion honors in the Half-Arabian English Pleasure JOTR. This family's commitment to the horses and our stable will always be remembered.
"Witte Stables is a wonderful, family-centered barn. Peter and Susan not only excel at teaching riding and horsemanship, they teach life lessons like responsibility, self-confidence and good sportsmanship. They are encouraging and supportive of their students. We have not had a better experience riding and showing horses than we have had with the Witte's." - The Miller Family