Newark, OH, August 14, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- A clinic with legendary horseman and former U.S. Show Jumping Chef d'Equipe George Morris headlines the 2014 American Trakehner Association annual meeting Oct. 1-3 in Batavia, Ohio, just outside Cincinnati.
The Morris clinic at Majestic Farm on SR 132 will be open to riders/auditors outside the ATA, although there are limited rider spaces available. All auditors are welcome; details as well as applications are at www.majesticfarm.net or www.americantrakehner.com.
“This is the 40th anniversary of the ATA and the Board of Trustees wants this annual meeting to be one to remember,” said organizer Wally Cullen of Alberta, Canada. “Our members told us that they wanted a clinic with a high level clinician—we listened and we are excited to host this special three-day clinic with George Morris!”
Morris is considered a “founding father” of Hunt Seat Equitation. He won the ASPCA Maclay Horsemanship Finals and AHSA Hunt Seat Equitation Medal at Madison Square Garden at age 14, the youngest rider to do so. He represented the United States in many international competitions as both a rider and coach. In 1959 his team won the gold medal in the Pan American Games, and he won a team silver medal at the 1960 Rome Olympics. Morris rode on eight winning Nations Cup teams between 1958 and 1960 and his students medaled in the 1984, 1992, 1996, and 2004 Olympic Games.
Now he will bring that experience to Ohio. Riders/auditors need not be members of the ATA to participate, however the cost to members is lower. Deadline for registration is Sept. 15.
The clinic will accommodate a maximum of 24 horses per day, in three groups of 8 horses, to be grouped based on documented performance levels ranging from 2’6” to 3’6”.
See www.americantrakehner.com for more about the ATA or this year’s annual meeting.