Peter Leone

Peter was born in New Jersey and began riding at the age of five with Sullivan Davis. As a junior rider he received the "Best Child Rider Award" that reflected both his performance and sportsmanship at many prestigious horse shows including:

  • Upperville Horse Show
  • Devon Horse Show, Valley Forge, PA
  • Ox Ridge Horse Show, Darien, CT
  • Lake Placid Horse Show, Lake Placid, NY
  • The Hampton Classic, Southampton, NY
  • Pennsylvania National Horse Show, Harrisburg, PA
  • Washington National Horse Show, Landover, MD
  • National Horse Show, New York City, NY

After completing a successful junior career, Peter won the International Jumping Derby in Newport, Rhode Island at the age of twenty; then regarded as the most challenging show jumping event in the nation. Throughout his life, Peter has trained with many prominent horsemen including Bertlan DeNemethy, Frank Chapot, George Morris and Michael Matz. Peter is the middle of three brothers who rode as Team Leone. He has been competing successfully on the Grand Prix circuit for almost two decades and has built a distinguished resume during his professional career.

Peter is a Member of the United States Equestrian Team and has represented the United States on numerous occasions including in 1982 when he helped the U.S. finish fourth in the World Championships in Dublin, Ireland, and in 1996 when he and Crown Royal Legato were part of the USET's Silver Medal team at the Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta.  He has also won for the United States at many prominent international competitions including:

  • CSIO Calgary, Canada
  • CHIO Aachen, Germany
  • CSI Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico
  • CSI-A Arnhem, Arnhem Holland
  • CSIO Hickstead, Hickstead, Germany
  • Six World Cup Finals
  • CSIO Washington, Landover, MD
  • USET Show Jumping Squad, Olympics, Seoul, S. Korea
  • CSIO New York, New York City, NY
  • CSIO, Valkensward

A graduate of Drew University, Peter lives in Connecticut with his wife Marcella and their two children, Christina and Peter.

Peter Leone Show Jumping Video - View a Video of 1996 Olympic Team Silver Medalist, Peter Leone, winnner of the $75,000 Bayer/USET Wellington Cup aboard the 13 year-old Dutchbred gelding, Crown Royal Legato at the Cosequin Winter Equestrian Festival. ---from Phelps Equine World News

Peter Leone on Legato