Wellington, FL (January 25, 2011) – Thanks to a “classic” look of green draperies, tiled floors, potted plants and framed photos – as well as a few extras such as snaffle bits holding back the curtains – Peter Leone’s Lionshare Farm took home the Classic Equine Stall and Tack Room Award during the second week of the 2011 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida. Sponsored by Classic Equine Equipment, a nationally recognized leader in quality horse stall systems and stable accessories, Lionshare won a teak braiding stool from Classic Equine Equipment and Idlewild Furnishing, Classic Equine’s South Florida distributor.
Leone was thrilled to win the Classic Equine Stall and Tack Room Award and said he was proud of his team that helped make it possible. “Our stabling area at WEF is the same location that George Morris had with his famed Hunterdon when they competed in Wellington, so we are very proud to have this spot,” Leone said. “Another interesting thing about our stabling area is that our colors are green, burgundy and yellow and some of our actual equipment is from the original Still Meadows Farm. They owned the Gold Medal Olympic horse, Calypso, ridden by Melanie Smith.”
Lionshare, a full horse show and sale facility, hails from Greenwich, Connecticut, but Leone said they look forward to their time in Florida every year. “The Winter Equestrian Festival is the best competition of the year,” he said. “The best riders from North and South America and Europe come here to compete.”