Wellington, FL – August 29 2012 – Olympian Peter Leone will be on hand to personalize his book, Peter Leone’s Show Jumping Clinic: Success Strategies for Equestrian Athletes, and his DVD, Ride the Body: Select Insights of Peter Leone, at the ASPCA Patio at the Hampton Classic on Friday, August 31st from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon and again after the $50,000 Spy Coast Farm/Young Horse Show Series Grand Prix Qualifier.
“The Hampton Classic is always a favorite on the Lionshare Farm horse show calendar and I whole-heartedly support the efforts of the ASPCA. Our love of show jumping was born out of a deep affection for horses. I look forward to seeing friends and helping this great cause that means so much to me personally,” shared Leone, who serves as an official ASPCA Equine Welfare Ambassador.
Friday will be named “ASPCA Equine Ambassador, Peter Leone Day” at the ASPCA Patio at the Hampton Classic. The ASPCA will have Leone’s books and DVDs available for sale all day with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the ASPCA’s horse welfare efforts.
“The ASPCA is pleased to welcome Peter Leone once again to the ASPCA Patio and Animal Advocacy Station at the Hampton Classic Horse Show. Peter is a well-respected, international superstar rider who has spent his life with horses, and he cares deeply about their well-being,” said Valerie Angeli, Senior Director of Equine and Special Projects for the ASPCA.
“It is difficult to imagine, at a show as prestigious as the Hampton Classic, that there are many neglected, abused and at-risk horses that need our help, and we applaud Peter for adding his voice to the ASPCA’s 146 years of horse protection efforts. We are excited that horses will benefit from Peter’s generosity in donating five dollars per book and DVD sold during his book signing to the ASPCA’s equine welfare efforts,” added Angeli.
Demonstrating concepts from his text, Leone’s book employs diagrams, exercises and anecdotes, as well as photos featuring riders such as McLain Ward, Richard Spooner and Georgina Bloomberg as models.
The book’s foreword, by United States Equestrian Team Chef d’Equipe in Show Jumping, the legendary George Morris, states simply, “I think that any rider will benefit from the knowledge, experience and insight contained here.”
Renowned equitation and show jumping coach, Missy Clark, had this to say about the book: “I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in taking their riding and horsemanship to the next level.”
“Presented in a thoughtful, detailed yet simple style, this book will improve your riding and horsemanship whether you are beginning your riding journey or trying to improve your current skill level,” lauded McLain Ward, Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist
“A must read for anyone involved with riding or training horses, this book will remind seasoned riders of the basic fundamentals and teach less experienced riders the important lessons that are necessary for achieving success in this sport,” praised top international rider and author Georgina Bloomberg.
Leone’s book, written along with Kimberly Jaussi PhD, an avid rider, writer, leadership professor and coach, explores every aspect of riding from the basics of correct use of aids through the psychology of approaching a World Cup course.
Peter Leone is an Olympic equestrian, trainer, producer of hunter/jumper instructional DVDs and author. He owns and operates Lionshare Farm in Greenwich, CT. His clients successfully compete in the pony, equitation, hunter and jumper divisions. He is one of three brothers, internationally known as Team Leone, for their success in the show ring. Leone was a member of the 1996 Silver Medal United States Olympic Show Jumping Team and winner of numerous national and international Grand Prix show jumping competitions.
For more information about Peter Leone and Lionshare Farm, go to: http://www.lionsharefarm.com.
To purchase Peter Leone’s Ride the Body: Select Insights of Peter Leone DVD, or the book Peter Leone’s Show Jumping Clinic: Success Strategies for Equestrian Athletes, go to: http://www.lionsharefarm.com/index.html.
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