Peter Haydon was born in Scone, the Horse Capital of Australia, in 1955 a fifth generation horseman from Bloomfield Homestead, Blandford which was settled by the pioneering Haydon Family in 1832. Currently owner operator of Haydon Horse Stud, with this wife Alison and sons Henry, Nick and David. It is one of the oldest continually run family horse studs and produces top quality horses which are performing on the world stage.

Peter has a Bachelor of Commerce, worked in business in Sydney and London, managed the polo stables for HRH The Prince of Wales at Windsor Castle as a professional player and was Scone Horse Festival VIP in 2009 in recognition for his services to the horse industry.

He has compiled a story about his great uncle Guy Haydon and his horse from Bloomfield, Midnight who died saving his life in the Charge of Beersheba.