When It Comes to Show Jumping, the Leone Brothers Strive to Be Tops at Horsing Around

updated 11/08/1982 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 11/08/1982 AT 01:00 AM EST

Sports history is dotted with brother acts, including the Deans and DiMaggios in baseball, the Spinks in boxing, the Mahres in skiing. But now add to that list the Leone brothers. Pardon?

Indeed, Peter, 22, Mark, 20, and Armand, 25, already have been ranked in this country's Top 10 in horse show jumping, which means little since the sport ranks in visibility just after tortoise racing. The brothers ("We're all pretty good," brags Mark) will attempt this week at the National Horse Show in Madison Square Garden to establish themselves as America's best.

Until recently, celebrity has touched them only because Brooke Shields boards her two horses for $600 a month at the Leones' Franklin Lakes, N.J. farm.

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