Wellington, FL- June 15, 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 at Beval Saddlery at 50 Pine Street in New Canaan, CT on Saturday, June 16 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.
“We are so excited about the book,” said Shannon Shaffer from Beval. Everyone who has seen it so far has bought it. We are thrilled to have received these books! I’ve known Peter for close to 20 years. He’s been a Beval customer and supporter for such a long time. We are so proud to have a local equestrian hero here to sign a book!”
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.
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 DVD, Ride the Body: Select Insights of Peter Leone, or the book, Peter Leone’s Show Jumping Clinic: Success Strategies for Equestrian Athletes go to: