Aiken, SC – February 19, 2014 – Sometimes equestrian disciplines have a hard time sharing their worlds, but in Eventing where there are three aspects, they eagerly welcome the insight of different trainers. Legendary horseman and coach George Morris is well known in both the Show Jumping and Eventing communities, and on February 24-25, 2014 he will travel to Aiken, SC to teach at Boyd Martin’s Bridle Creek Farm. 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. 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.
“A group of Eventing riders based in Aiken, including three members from the London Olympic Team, will be participating in the clinic,” explained Martin. “I think George will be focusing on course analysis, which sometimes the Eventing riders struggle with. Without question, George is one of the greatest equestrian coaches in history, and we are honored that he is coming to teach us. “
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. Auditor spots are $60 each, and Martin encourages all the Eventing enthusiasts around Aiken to come and watch the master at work.
The daily clinic schedule will begin with the first group of advanced riders at 9:00 a.m., followed by intermediate riders at 11:00 a.m. The final group of green horses will commence at 2:00 p.m.
Fernanda Kellogg will be hosting a reception on Monday, February 24, at Fox Frolic Farm beginning at 4:30pm. Owners, auditors and riders are all welcome to attend, and Morris will be addressing everyone during the event.