Wellington, FL- June 8, 2012- Olympic Silver Medalist, Peter Leone, will be on hand to sign copies of his new book, Peter Leone’s Show Jumping Clinic: Success Strategies for Equestrian Athletes during the Purina Mills Kids Day at HITS-on-the-Hudson Sunday, June 10. The event will run from noon to 2:00 pm at the horse show grounds on Washington Avenue in Saugerties, New York.
Leone’s book, written along with Kimberly Jaussi PhD, an avid rider, writer and leadership professor and coach, explores every aspect of riding from the basics of correct use of aids through to the psychology of approaching a World Cup course.
The book employs diagrams, exercises and anecdotes, as well as photos featuring riders such as McLain Ward, Richard Spooner and Georgina Bloomberg, as models demonstrating concepts from his text.
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.
HITS-on-the-Hudson’s Purina Mills Kids Day welcomes children of all ages to come enjoy some horse show fun. Family fun activities will include games, arts and crafts, free pony rides, clowns, face-painting and much more. Admission to HITS-on-the-Hudson for Purina Mills Kids Day is just $5 for adults, while admission for children 12 and under is free. All of the proceeds from the gate go directly to FAMILY of Woodstock, Inc. and parking at HITS-on-the-Hudson also is free.
Following the family festivities, some of the best competitors in the world, including Leone and Monica Carrera’s Lincourt Gino, will compete for the top prize in the $100,000 Purina Mills Grand Prix, presented by Pfizer Animal Health and qualify for the famed Pfizer $1 Million Grand Prix, scheduled for September 9.
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 or to purchase the book, Peter Leone’s Show Jumping Clinic: Success Strategies for Equestrian Athletes or the DVD, Ride the Body: Select Insights of Peter Leone got to: http://www.lionsharefarm.com/index.html
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