George Morris Returns to the BTRC This November for Educational Seminar


Buffalo, NY - The Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center (BTRC) is pleased to announce that their annual educational clinic with the renowned George H. Morris will take place the weekend of November 9, 10, and 11, 2012. This educational seminar is part of the USHJA Trainer Certification Program.

Held at the BTRC facility in Buffalo, NY, 24 riders will have the opportunity to partake in this event by participating in three groups of eight riders (Intermediate, Advanced, Jumper). The spots for the clinic filled up immediately; however, auditor spots 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.

Spots are available for auditors at $75 per person per day or $200 for all three days. Applications for auditing are available by contacting the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center at (716) 877-9295.

A legendary horseman and past Chef d'Equipe of the United States Show Jumping Team, Morris has played an integral role, not only in the development of countless renowned horses and riders, but also in the development of the current equestrian sport. He 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.

His insight and guidance are invaluable to anyone looking to further their riding skills, whether as a participant or as an auditor. The clinic will focus as much on horsemanship as it does on riding, offering attendees firsthand knowledge for success.

The daily clinic schedule will include the first group of intermediate riders from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., followed by advanced riders from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The final group of jumper/demo riders will commence at 2:30 and run until 4:30 p.m.

Executive Director of the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center Susie Schoellkopf has hosted the George Morris Clinic for over 25 years. She admires his teachings and his demonstration of getting back to the basics. Schoellkopf admitted that it is his teachings that help to raise the standards of teaching and instruction in the United States.

Based out of Buffalo, NY, SBS Farms' Susie Schoellkopf and Jennifer Alfano run one of the foremost show hunter training operations in the country, and travel nationwide to compete in the nation's most prestigious horse shows. SBS Farms, Inc. continues the proud tradition of the Saddle and Bridle Club as one of the top show stables in the northeast. Schoellkopf is also the Executive Director of the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center, which houses both The Buffalo Equestrian Center as well as SBS Farms. Built in 1922, the 160-stall facility is a historical landmark, with its unique English Tudor and gothic style architecture. For more information on SBS Farms and the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center, please visit www.thebtrc.org.  

Photo Credit: George H. Morris will conduct an educational clinic at the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center November 9-11, 2012. Photo By: Lauren Fisher.




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