Chillin' with George

Chillin’ with George

Hi all!

First of all, my thoughts and prayers are with any who are affected by the tragedy in Oklahoma. I felt the need to count my blessings and hug my kiddos a little harder this morning.

This week I am so lucky to have the privilege of covering the George H. Morris Gladstone Program for Horse Junkies United.

The program is a week of intensive training for the young US show jumping talent, aimed at providing guidance and support for riders with the potential to contribute to future US teams.

Participants had to be 18+ years of age, currently competing successfully at 1.45 meter or above, submitted applications for the event, and were personally selected by Morris.

This year’s participants are:

Chase Boggio (GA)
Shawn Cassady (TN)
Michael Desiderio (NJ)
Katie Lynch (CT)
Jared Petersen (FL)
Jordan Coyne (FL)
Lisa Goldman (IL)
Meg O’Mara (NJ)
Hillary Simpson (FL)
Mattias Tromp (NY)

The connection is a little dicey  but here are a few videos and photos from this morning.

Lucky riders listening to George

Lucky riders listening to George

George adjusts Shawn's stirrup for flatting.

George adjusts Shawn’s stirrup for flatting.

George Morris praising the use of fillis stirrups as opposed to the "newfangled" ones

George Morris praising the use of fillis stirrups as opposed to the “newfangled” ones

George getting on Chase Boggio's horse.

George getting on Chase Boggio’s horse.

George flatwork

George Canter

George Transitions

George Descent de main