North Salem- September 14, 2012- Olympic Silver Medalist, Peter Leone, will be on hand to personalize copies of his new book, Peter Leone’s Show Jumping Clinic: Success Strategies for Equestrian Athletes on Saturday, September 15th at 1:00 p.m. at the American Gold Cup at Old Salem Farm in North Salem, NY. The event will take place at the Samshield Booth overlooking the Grand Prix Arena on the South side of the Main Barn on the Old Salem Farm show grounds.
Samshield, the helmet of choice for many of the world’s top riders, will welcome Leone for the book signing before the $35,000 Double H Farm Jumper Classic, which begins at 2:00 pm. Samshield has also chosen the American Gold Cup to launch their first riding gloves, the “V-Skin Vented/leather/silicone/Lycra” gloves.
“We are very excited to host a book signing for Peter Leone at this beautiful show- the American Gold Cup. Peter is a phenomenal international rider and trainer. His book has had rave reviews. Plus, we are so proud to have Peter as a Samshield sponsored rider,” shared Julien Lecomte from Samshield.
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.
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.
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.
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The American Gold Cup official prize list is available on line at: www.stadiumjumping.com and www.theamericangoldcup.com
Results are available at www.ShowNet.biz
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About American Gold Cup
Stadium Jumping is proud to present the American Gold Cup at Old Salem Farm. Located in New York’s Westchester County, it is a premier equestrian venue, offering state-of-the-art facilities, surrounded by 120 gorgeous acres. Over $30 million in renovations over the past few years to bring this venue on par with any show facility in the world.
The show features a full array of jumper classes, including sections for Children and Adult Jumpers, Low and High Junior/Amateur Jumpers, plus Young Jumpers. A $25,000 Show Jumping Hall of Classic will take center stage on Saturday and the day will also include $10,000 NAL Classics for Children, Adults and Low Junior/Amateurs.
Highlight events for Open Jumpers include the $10,000 1.45m Speed class on Thursday, the $50,000 American Gold Cup Qualifier on Friday, the $35,000 1.45m American Gold Cup Jumper Classic on Saturday and of course, Sunday’s main event, the 42nd edition of the $200,000 American Gold Cup CSI4*-W FEI World Cup Qualifying Competition.
AMERICAN GOLD CUP FAST FACTS
The $200,000 American Gold Cup
September 12 - 16, 2012
Old Salem Farm, 190 June Road, North Salem, NY
8am – 5pm daily
Old Salem Farm is New York State’s Westchester County's premier equestrian facility, offering 26 annual competitions, boarding, training and sales. At Old Salem you will find state-of-the-art facilities, top-level training, all surrounded by 120 gorgeous acres for riding.
Old Salem annually holds 26 USEF A, B & C rated competitions. The venue holds at least one competition a month. The most prominent are May 8-13, 2012 AA rated with a Grand Prix and May 15 – 20, 2012 with Grand Prix. The American Gold Cup will provide the elite high performance competition to Old Salem's calendar. In 2010 the Old Salem Spring Show was voted one of the Top 25 Horse Shows in America by NARG. The owners have spent over $30 million in renovations to make this a world-class facility.
Stalls are 10 x 10 and housed under canvas. The FEI stalls are 10 X 12 and stabling area will be secured by fencing with 24/7 security. FEI horses will be scheduled to school separately from non-FEI horses. Schedules will be posted and riders will be given notification of times during the horse inspection.
Available on the grounds
From Interstate 84 or Interstate 287: Take interstate 684 to exit 8 (Hardscrabble Road, turn right. Old Salem Farm is on the right.
Before Show – before 9/7/12 941-744-5465 800-237-8924
Grand Prix Field 350’x450’, footing bluegrass mix turf. Grand Prix Annex 200'x250', Schooling 130'x170'. Jumper Annex 146'x307', Schooling 155'x173'. Indoor 115'x195', Schooling 74'x135'. Hunter 138'x243', Schooling 108'x158'. Footing in all arenas is all weather German-designed fiber and sand.
Footing in all rings and schooling areas have drainage mats, sand and fibermix. Schooling areas are located adjacent to all competition rings. Lighting can be made available for the outdoor rings. However no night classes are scheduled. If inclement weather arrives there is the option to use the indoor sand arena as either for competition or schooling.