Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Sunday at The George H Morris Riding Clinic

This past Sunday I got to spend the day photographing the George H Morris riding clinic. What a treat! That is one assignment that I look forward to every year.

It is one thing to attend major horse shows and see the top riders compete, it is completely another thing to get to see how they train. The clinic is all about learning. Learning for the riders, the auditors, the participants of the Trainer Certification Program. There was a wide variety of auditors in attendances from trainers, riders, owners and everyone in- between.

George H Morris demonstrating techniques to make the horse softer through use of flatwork and legs. The horse must respect the legs! Below photo shows Mr Morris riding Richard Rinehart's horse with no stirrups. He did this for a good 10- 15 mins. Impressive!

George H Morris demonstrating riding to the base with pace on Caitlin Boyle's horse.

Stephen Foran, 2012 USHJA Emerging Athletes Program winner.

Caitlyn Boyle of West Dundee, IL.

George H Morris demonstrating correct hands position to both the auditors and riders.

Carl Weeden from Brookwood Farm.

Elizabeth Benson, winner of the WIHS Equitation Finals.

Richard Rinehart, previous USET Maxine Beard Award winner.

Lisa Goldman, IHJA Horse Person of the Year.

Auditors packed the seating area of the clinic!

For additional coverage of the 2012 Chicago George H Morris Riding Clinic you can go to www.chicagoequestrian.com and like us on Facebook!!

If you have never attended a George H Morris riding clinic you must make it a priority! Mark your calendar for Thanksgiving weekend 2013!

- Posted by Steph from my iPad

Location:Canterbury Farm (West of Chicago)

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