George Morris Horsemastership Training Sessions Set

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Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang, owners of Ravel, with US jumping Chef d'Equipe George Morris watching Ravel compete at Aachen. Germany in 2009. © Ilse Schwarz/dressage-news.com
Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang, owners of Ravel, with US jumping Chef d'Equipe George Morris watching Ravel compete at Aachen. Germany in 2009. © Ilse Schwarz/dressage-news.com

WELLINGTON, Florida, Dec. 16–The schedule of events has been set for the George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Session in Wellington, Florida Jan. 4-8.

Although the selected riders compete with hunters and jumpers the highly anticipated annual event of mounted and educational sessions orchestrated by the U.S. Show Jumping Chef d’Equipe covers aspects of horsemanship applicable to all disciplines.

Sessions include:

-Anne Kursinski, Olympian – How to Get the Most Out of Your Horse: Flat Work
-Jane Savoie, dressage Olympic Coach and Reserve Olympian – How to Think Like a Champion
-Dr. Mary Beth Gordon, Purina Mills – Nutrition Session
-Dr. Tim Ober, U.S. Show Jumping Team Veterinarian – Veterinary Session
-George Morris – Photo Critique of Training Session Riders
-Panel Discussion with U.S. Team Riders: Road from a Young Rider to an Olympian – Panel to include U.S. Show Jumping Team riders and Olympians Laura Kraut, Beezie Madden and McLain Ward.
-Putting Horses First with the ASPCA – Discussion with top international riders and ASPCA Equine Welfare Ambassadors Georgina Bloomberg and Brianne Goutal, ASPCA Sr. Director of Equine Events and Special Projects, Valerie Angeli, and ASPCA Manager ofEquine Events, Joanne Pentangelo.
-Anthony D’Ambrosio, World Class Course Designer – Logic Behind the Course

The session is open to the public and free of charge; however, a donation to the U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation will be greatly appreciated.

Selected riders are: Taylor Ann Adams, Hayley Barnhill, Victoria Birdsall, Chase Boggio, Molly Braswell, Anna Hallene, Kate Haley, Brittany Hurst, Lillie Keenan, Karen Polle, Kelsey Thatcher and Ali Wolff/ They will participate in mounted sessions at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center.

The mounted sessions will run Tuesday through Saturday 8:00-9:30am and 10:00-11:30am. Auditors are also invited to attend the free, daily educational sessions taught by industry experts.