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2012 George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Session Presented by USHJA and Adequan: Promoting the Importance of Excellent Horsemastership

November 04, 2011 By: Erin Category: What's Happenin'

Lexington, KY – Mark your calendars and plan to attend the 2012 George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Session presented by the United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) and Adequan. The sixth annual George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Session will be held on January 3-7, 2012, at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, FL.

The following 12 riders will be invited to participate:

  • The North American Young Riders Individual Champion from the 2011 Adequan/FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships presented by Gotham North
  • The North American Junior Rider Individual Champion from the 2011 Adequan/FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships presented by Gotham North
  • The 2011 Randolph College/USEF National Jr. Jumper Individual Champion
  • The champion and reserve champion of the 2011 Platinum Performance/USEF Talent Search Finals-East
  • The champion and reserve champion of the 2011 Platinum Performance/USEF Talent Search Finals-West
  • Two riders from the USHJA Emerging Athlete Program
  • Three Wild Card riders chosen by George Morris.

George Morris, the legendary horseman and U.S. show jumping chef d’Equipe, will lead these top young riders in a comprehensive program in horsemastership. ‘Horsemastership’ encompasses not only mounted sessions but stable management, veterinary care and nutrition. Clinics will be conducted by experts in the field. The aim of the training session is to develop a pipeline of young “horsemasters” for future U.S. Equestrian Teams.

2011 George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Session. ©USEF Archives

Auditing of the mounted and educational sessions is free and open to the public. For those who cannot attend in person, USEF Network will be covering the Training Session and posting videos throughout the week at www.usefnetwork.com.

The final schedule will be available in Decemberat www.usef.org.

For additional information on the 2012 George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Session, contact Lizzy Chesson at lchesson@usef.org.