Georgia Welcomes George Morris for Willow Dell Horsemanship Clinic
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Senoia, GA - April 1, 2015 - Legendary horseman and coach George Morris will be heading to the Willow Dell Equestrian Center in Senoia, Georgia this week as part of his spring clinic schedule. Thanks to Jamie Mann, Morris will be teaching at the venue April 3-5, 2015 to instill the foundations of good horsemanship in the riders and auditors.
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.
Mann is well known in the horse industry as a successful rider and trainer. Some of Mann's highlights include being named Leading Lady Jumper at the National Horse Show and at the Portsmouth Jumping Derby in 1982. She has won numerous grand prixs including World Cup Qualifiers at Harrisburg, Devon and Valley Forge. Not only was she a member on the World Cup Team, she has also produced many talented riders that went on to win the New England Equitation Championship in Springfield, Massachusetts.
"It is just an honor to have him want to come to our farm and share what he knows," Mann explained. "I was fortunate to ride with him. It takes a team; no matter what you do it takes a team. Being part of that team, when I was 10th in the world was a fabulous opportunity for me. Now it is time for me to pay it forward, bring it back and have people enjoy it and learn as much as I did from him."
While the spots to participate as a rider in the clinic filled up immediately, auditor positions are still available to gain knowledge from the esteemed Morris through observation. A waiting list is also available for riders should a spot become available. Auditor spots are $100 each, and there will be a Hospitality Tent, sponsored by Southern Charm Feed and staged by Relics Antiques, open to riders and select guests.
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 beginner riders will commence at 2:00 p.m.
For more information about the Willow Dell Equestrian Center please visit willowdellequestriancenter.com. For more information about the George Morris Clinics and his 2015 schedules please visit www.ghmclinics.com.