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  • The George Morris Chronicles

    Well, I was offered the opportunity of a lifetime!!

    After our last George Morris Clinic (Halloween weekend) here in Ohio, George told me to call him the next day. Talk about the most nervewracking phone call EVER! It took quite a bit of convincing to make myself actually push "SEND". George said he wanted to send me to Europe to ride and show for 6 months to a year!! Incredible! I was in shock! He said he would get it organized then call me back. A week went by and my phone rang...it was George calling me back. Another very nervewracking and surreal event. This time, he asked me to travel to Chicago and the west coast with him to all of his clinics (25 days total) to help him do some riding as needed. His words were: "I am getting too old to ride so many horses! I need help!" So of course I said YES! So now, I leave Thanksgiving day for Chicago, Sacramento, Portland, LA, and San Diego before returning home on December 20th.

    Talk about an opportunity of a lifetime!!!! I still can not believe it!!!

    He said we would discuss Europe in detail when we are together the next few weeks! I am very anxious to hear more about that. I told him I was game for 6 months...not sure I would want to go longer...I will miss my horses and family here!

    At the request of many people, I started a blog to document my journeys! I thought I would share with you guys incase you would like to follow as well!

    http://thegmchronicles.blogspot.com/

    Thanks!
    "If you are nervous you arent focused-if you are focused, there is no room for nerves!"


  • #2
    Awesome! Congrats, that's a fantastic opportunity!!

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    • #3
      Congrats! That is indeed a once in a lifetime opportunity!

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      • #4
        Wow! Congratulations!

        I'm hoping to audit on Sunday of the Chicago clinic. Hope to see you there!
        ~ Citizens for a Kinder, Gentler COTH...our mantra: Be nice. ~

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          #5
          Originally posted by snaffle635 View Post
          Wow! Congratulations!

          I'm hoping to audit on Sunday of the Chicago clinic. Hope to see you there!

          Thanks everyone!!

          Snaffle, if you do audit, make sure you come say hello!
          "If you are nervous you arent focused-if you are focused, there is no room for nerves!"

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          • #6
            Congrats!! I'm looking forward to your blog.

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            • #7
              Wow! How wonderful. Congratulations.

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              • #8
                Congrats! That's an opportunity not to be passed up. It must be a real honor for GM to invite you along as a trusted rider. It's great to hear good news in these tough times.
                Proud owner of 2 Oldenburgs

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                • #9
                  Oh man the opportunity of a lifetime is right. I bet you are on cloud 9. So pleased for you. Enjoy---Enjoy and do not allow anyone or anything to get in the way of this opportunity.

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                  • #10
                    What an amazing opportunity, congrats! I'll be following your blog as well
                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNVz9jP7J64

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                    • #11
                      What a fabulous opportunity! This makes me kind of tempted to drive down to Rich's to audit for a day this year I'm also looking forward to following your blog. Good luck and have fun!
                      __________________________________
                      Flying F Sport Horses
                      Horses in the NW

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by kaluha2 View Post
                        Oh man the opportunity of a lifetime is right. I bet you are on cloud 9. So pleased for you. Enjoy---Enjoy and do not allow anyone or anything to get in the way of this opportunity.
                        Forget cloud 9. I think the OP has ventured well past the stratosphere by now.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by bhrunner06 View Post
                          Thanks everyone!!

                          Snaffle, if you do audit, make sure you come say hello!
                          I will!

                          I have a stupid question...I have a very early edition of Hunter Seat Equitation and would love to have George sign it. Is that way beyond geeky????
                          ~ Citizens for a Kinder, Gentler COTH...our mantra: Be nice. ~

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by snaffle635 View Post
                            I will!

                            I have a stupid question...I have a very early edition of Hunter Seat Equitation and would love to have George sign it. Is that way beyond geeky????
                            I think he's happy to sign- at last he always seems happy about it.

                            OP, congrats! That's fantastic- have a great time!

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                            • #15
                              Congratulations, that is incredible! I'm so happy for you I'm grinning! What an amazing opportunity. Just... wow!
                              Against My Better Judgement: A blog about my new FLF OTTB
                              Do not buy a Volkswagen. I did and I regret it.
                              VW sucks.

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                              • #16
                                Wow, that is so incredibly awesome!! Not only will you get to shadow GM but you'll also get to meet tons of other top professionals. I'll be following your blog- I cant wait to heat about it!

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                                • #17
                                  Holy WOW! What an exciting opportunity for you! I'm also excited to see you are keeping a blog.

                                  Already saved to the favs list for reading.
                                  "Aye God, Woodrow..."

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                                  • #18
                                    !!!WOW!!! What an opportunity!! Have FUN, and I will definitely be following your blog. JEALOUS!!!

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                                      #19
                                      Originally posted by snaffle635 View Post
                                      I will!

                                      I have a stupid question...I have a very early edition of Hunter Seat Equitation and would love to have George sign it. Is that way beyond geeky????

                                      Thanks everyone! I am very excited and honored! But nervous as well!

                                      Snaffle,
                                      Yes he does sign books...but, to give you a hint...do a quick read of it, and highlight/underline important parts. He always hates when he is signing brand new books that you can tell have never been read. He likes a "well used" book best!
                                      "If you are nervous you arent focused-if you are focused, there is no room for nerves!"

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                                      • #20
                                        Congratulations!! You will learn sooooooooo much. I look forward to following your blog!
                                        "The standard you walk by is the standard you accept."--Lt. Gen. David Morrison, Austalian Army Chief

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