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Peter Leone and Monica Carrera's Lincourt Gino take second place in the $20,000 Speed Derby at Old Salem Horse Spring Shows

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Peter Leone and Lincourt Gino Blaze to Second in the $20,000 Speed Derby at Old Salem Spring Week Two

Written by: Carrie Wirth
Client: Peter Leone and Lionshare Farm
Release Date: 2012-05-24

Wellington, FL- May 24, 2012- The second week at Old Salem Spring Horse Shows brought more good prizes for the Lionshare Farm Team. Peter Leone and Monica Carrera’s Lincourt Gino are consistently placing in the top of their classes. The plan-oriented Leone showcased Gino’s blazing fast speed to earn the second place prize in the $20,000 Speed Derby. The pair was fourth in the 1.40m Open Jumpers and 11th in the $75,000 Empire State Grand Prix.

“Gino is careful and game and has a huge stride. He can also be short catty,” shared Leone. “He likes to take advantage of the big gallops.”

Leone was also in the money with his young horses, Graffiti and Wayfarer, placing third in the Six Year Olds with Graffiti, and had two top-ten placings in the 1.30m classes with both horses.

“The bigger the jumps and the harder the course, the more you can see what this horse has to offer,” said Leone about the Lionshare Farm homebred, Wayfarer, who he has nicknamed “The Future.” “My biggest challenge is to not rush him.”

Top junior rider, Michael Hughes, had the ride on Lionshare Farm’s Cadillac Z, piloting the impressive chestnut gelding to blue ribbon honors in the Professional Horseman’s Association Medal. The pair was second in the Pessoa USEF Hunter Seat Medal and earned respectable prizes in the Junior Amateur Hunters.

The consistent team of Isabella Russekoff and Rico Suave repeated the previous week’s performances with a second place in the WIHS Pony Medal and garnered significant ribbons in the Small Pony Hunters.

Next on the Lionshare Farm calendar is Devon. We look forward to great things from the pride.

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. He is the author of the upcoming book, Peter Leone’s Show Jumping Clinic: Success Strategies for Equestrian Athletes and the producer of the DVD, Ride the Body: Select Insights of Peter Leone.

For more information about Peter Leone and Lionshare Farm go to:

To purchase the DVD, Ride the Body: Select Insights of Peter Leone,
or to pre-order the book, Peter Leone’s Show Jumping Clinic: Success Strategies for Equestrian Athletes go to:

Photo courtesy of The Book LLC. James Parker and Kathy Russell. Photos only for specific use with this press release.


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