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  • Leone Equestrians

    Sorry if there is already info out there about this but I couldn't find much...

    Since my trainer is leaving me soon *sniff* I was considering checking out Leone and their riding school program. Their facility looks appealing to me as it is very close to my home and would be ideal for when I hope to have my own horse in a few years. However, I haven't been able to find much out about them, other than what is on their website and Leone's obvious reputation in the area (although at this point I doubt I would ride with him but his assistants). Has anyone ridden in their program?

  • #2
    Well. For starters, you need to be a little more specific. Which Leone brother are you asking about?

    Peter at Lionshare in CT?

    Or Mark at Ri-arm in NJ?


    • Original Poster

      oops sorry. Its Rudy Leone in Sacramento.


      • #4
        No need to be sorry Rudy's place is called Leone Equestrian, so you had the name acurate. I have not heard much ...most of what I hear is in regards to the other two brothers.
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        • #5
          Rudy isn't a brother. Don't know if he is related, but not a brother.


          • #6
            One of my best friends works there! Call the barn number listed on the website and someone will get back to you. Rudy and Jill are gone a lot. Jill does the riding school lessons when she is home, but otherwise the assistants teach. They are all very good. -Lara


            • #7
              Heard good things about Rudy's program


              • #8
                I had the pleasure of meeting a few of the Leone people last year at Thermal (including Rudy). Jill and her sister Jan were very nice and awesome riders. If you check out Juan Ayora's Facebook, he posts a bunch about the Leone Equestrian winners. They won a bunch of the GPs or Classics at Pebble Beach a bit back. Don't know what level you are at or anything, but my group (at Thermal) was in the lower jumpers (AAs and MoJAms) and the Leone people were very inclusive. Plus they have big shows at their location a few times a year. I've never been to the facility, but it looks awesome. I'd say it's worth checking out at least.


                • #9
                  The price tag to keep a horse at Leone Equestrian is fairly steep, not sure about the training price tag if you are on a school horse. There are several trainers in the Sacramento area that travel the A circuit though if Leone is too steep. From what I have heard on them you will rarely see Rudy, mostly you would work with Jill. Also if you have a horse in training there are several girls at the barn that would do the schooling at home, then Rudy would show.


                  • #10
                    They were at Pebble Beach in the summer when our barn was there and one of our girls rode a horse of theirs in a couple of classes. My DD thoguht that everyone at their barn was very nice.


                    • #11
                      Always hear good things and good news from their barn every time they come back from a show! Lucky you, I definitely recommend Leone Equestrian. I wonder if they compete at any SAHJA shows..does anyone know?
                      "You either go to the hospital or you get back on! Hospital or on!"


                      • #12
                        All the good A circuit barns in Sacramento run around $1250 to $1500.


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by LovesHorses View Post
                          All the good A circuit barns in Sacramento run around $1250 to $1500.
                          Yep, and if you did move your horse there, you'd be able to go to all their shows! I've shown there before and I know some people who ride with Rudy and they haven't had anything bad to say. From what I've experienced from showing there is that all the arenas are in great condition and my friend showed my the barn and it looked nice too.


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by UrbanHunterAntics View Post
                            Always hear good things and good news from their barn every time they come back from a show! Lucky you, I definitely recommend Leone Equestrian. I wonder if they compete at any SAHJA shows..does anyone know?
                            Leone's? They hold some of the SAHJA shows! I just went to one a couple weeks ago at their place.


                            • Original Poster

                              Thanks everyone! I don't mind if there is no riding with Rudy, I don't have super competitive A circuit dreams. I'll have to give them a call to see what sup


                              • #16
                                Originally posted by FAW View Post
                                Heard good things about Rudy's program

                                I will second that ----- he's a good guy! He also manages the Sacramento
                                Horse show -- I just got the prize list today.


                                • #17
                                  Always hear good things and good news from their barn every time they come back from a show! Lucky you, I definitely recommend Leone Equestrian. I wonder if they compete at any SAHJA shows..does anyone know?

                                  They hold quite a few SAHJA shows - Let's Show - and, starting this year, they are hosting the Pickwick Horse Shows, Golden State Horse Shows, the NorCal Medal Finals, the Horse and Hound Finals, and The Sacramento International Horse Show which is a world cup final.

                                  They have a website: http://www.leoneequestrians.com/