About Pete & Articles Featuring Pete


Pete Lichau of Rose Gate Farm has been in business and winning awards since  2004. Pete's yearly attendance at World and National shows has garnished him with more than 20 Championships, representing a variety of  breeds and disciplines.  His students have gone on to win countless riding awards as well.  

When it comes to showing horses and training riders for competition, Rose Gate Farm has a reputation for success. Pete is well known for taking young horses and riders to shows and bringing them home with a positive experience.  However, Pete is well known for what he does outside the show ring as well. He is glad to take on horses that need to be started with a solid foundation, tuned up to be sold or shown, or have past problems/training issues.

Pete has only one stipulation: You must engage.

Pete believes in connecting horses to riders and building a strong foundation of trust for the future that lies ahead. His philosophy is that when your head and heart are ready, the horse will naturally follow. But this is only made possible through mutual trust and that trust can only be achieved with a passionate and engaged spirit.

Come out and meet Pete Lichau and see a true champion at work. He'll tell you himself – "We ride horses here; we ride them right. We take care of them and we love them."    

Pete's Press







CLICK HERE to see an article by Lone Star Horse Report on WA White Lightning and Pete.


Our very good friend Lisa Kilian wrote an informative article on the benefits of having your breed approved by the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) that was published in the American Livestock Magazine. CLICK HERE to read the article.

To read the North Texas Farm & Ranch's article on Pete CLICK HERE.

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Read this great article featuring Albert, Pete's "Rock Star" Border Collie, published in the Paint Horse Connection on commands every barn dog should know.  CLICK HERE to read the article.

To read Paint Horse Connection's article on Wash Rack Safety CLICK HERE

To read the Paint Horse Connection's article on Trailer Safety CLICK HERE