Reining horses have been an integral part of Peter’s life from a young age. Peter and his Grandfather, Francis Buchanan traveled from horse show to horse show throughout Peter’s youth. Shortly following his high school graduation Peter gave up his Non Pro card and started to work for NRHA Professional Sam Smith in Belle Center, OH. After three years working in Ohio, Peter moved to Smithfield, NC and began working for NRHA Professional Mike McEntire. He spent the following two and a half years developing his training and showing skills under Mike’s guidance. While working for McEntire, he was fortunate to meet and show several horses owned by Monica Watson of Double Run Farm. Peter began his career as the resident trainer for Double Run Farm of Leland, NC in January of 2009. Seven years later he continues to work and reside on the farm with his wife, Erin. Thanks to the support of Monica Watson and others, Peter’s program continues to develop and flourish. Some of his recent successes include: 2011 NRBC Intermediate Open Champion aboard Conquistador’s Sandy. 2011 Open Top Ten World Champion (3rd Place), riding Rey Jays Award. Three time winner of the Bill Horn Derby in Perry, GA riding half siblings Rey Jays Award (2010), and One Mighty Aphrodite (2013 & 2014). 2012 Reserve Champion of the Ohio Quarter Horse Congress Open Futurity aboard Wimpy’s Little Freckl and winner of the first go of the Congress Open Futurity riding Chic San Guns. Most recently DeFreitas was 2014 Tulsa Reining Classic Open and Intermediate Open Derby Champion on Wimpy’s Little Freckl. Along with these accomplishments, Peter has also been a multiple NRHA Futurity, NRHA Derby, and NRBC Finalist.