sir peter vela
We are delighted to tell you we have a patron!  Knighted in 2014 for his contribution to the Thoroughbred Industry in New Zealand, it gives us great pleasure to welcome Sir Peter Vela as our national patron.

Sir Peter is principal of 'Pencarrow Stud' and 'New Zealand Bloodstock' and has been active in the NZ racing industry as a breeder, owner and administrator for more than 40 years.

Sir Peter is a major sponsor of numerous races across New Zealand and was instrumental in establishing NZ Thoroughbred marketing to promote the country’s industry globally.

Sir Peter Vela has been a long-time supporter of Spinal Cord Society and our stem cell research. He is looking forward to further supporting us and watching us grow in strength and fulfil the dreams of many with Type-1 Diabetes and Spinal Cord Injuries.