George Morris is considered to be one of the most influential trainers in the history of equestrian sports.
He represented the U.S. as a member of the Gold Medal winning USET squad at the 1959 Pan American Games and the Silver Medal winning team at the 1960 Rome Olympics. He rode on eight winning Nation’s Cup teams. In 1988, Morris won the biggest purse in Show Jumping history at Spruce Meadows, Canada. He holds the title of United States Hunter Jumper Association Certified Trainer Emeritus.
A well known author, his first book, Hunter Seat Equitation was published in 1971. He is probably the most-quoted trainer of all time, has a tough-love style of teaching, and is jokingly referred to as the "Chuck Norris of Horsemen".
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