Olympic horseman teaches jumping clinic

By Diane Palmer

Rider jumping with horseFormer Olympian George Morris, one of America's premier hunter-jumper and equitation trainers, will teach a three-day clinic Dec. 27-29 at Clemson University’s T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena. 

Morris has helped a long list of successful riders, trainers and horses compete at the highest level by training them how to improve jumping techniques and rider position. This program is affiliated with the U.S. Hunter Jumper Association.

Instruction will cover stirrup length, crops and spurs, and hand position. The clinic runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day and is limited to eight participants in each of three sections: 3 feet, 3 feet-6 inches and jumpers. Registration is $750; stalls and RV parking are available.

For information: Charles Williams, cwllms@clemson.edu, 864-646-2718; Sherry Pace, camdenequestrain@aol.com, 803-713-3953; www.clemson.edu/garrison/