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January 6, 2014

Down Under! George Morris Travels to Australia and New Zealand for January Horsemastership Clinics

George H. Morris - Photo By: Kenneth Kraus/

Wellington, FL - January 6, 2014 -  For legendary horseman and coach George Morris, sharing his secrets for success goes beyond U.S. borders. This month, Morris will be traveling to Australia and New Zealand, where riders and auditors will have the opportunity to learn from the best in the business. After retiring as Chef d'Equipe of the United States Show Jumping Team, Morris has set his sights on developing the future of the sport by conducting clinics around the world.


Vicki Roycroft, who will be hosting three of Morris' clinics, commented, "I always look forward to George's visits, as every time I learn something new. In this sport, one never stops learning, and after 40 odd years and three Olympics, I still find there is more to know. George has a hard core fan base out here led by me and other Olympic and World Games participants, Rod Brown and Chris Chugg and in New Zealand, John Cottle."


"We are always excited to welcome master horseman, George Morris to New Zealand," stated Cottle. "We know our riders will greatly benefit from his vast knowledge and his teaching of classical riding."


Morris' January schedule will include:

Jan 10-12: Roycroft Stables           

            Vicki Roycroft


            Sydney, Australia


Jan 14-16: Ti Papa Farm           

            John Cottle


            Brookby, New Zealand


Jan 18-19: Roycroft Stables- Rider Clinic

            Vicki Roycroft


            Sydney, Australia


Jan 21-22: Roycroft Stables - Coaches Clinic

            Vicki Roycroft


            Sydney, Australia


Jan 24-26: Autralian Sporting Equine Academy

            Adam Wootten



            Victoria, Australia


Jan 28-30: Kolora Lodge

            Michelle Lang-McMahon



            Queensland, Australia


Focusing on helping riders develop correct form and function, Morris has often been referred to as the founding father of hunt seat equitation. Second to none, his teachings, technique and style are revered around the world. Over the course of his career, Morris has been highly successful as a rider, coach, clinician, author and judge.


While the spots for the clinics filled up immediately, auditor positions are still available to gain knowledge from the esteemed Morris through observation, and a waiting list is available for riders should a spot become available.


For more information about the George Morris Clinics and his 2014 schedules please visit