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Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center Hosts Insightful George H. Morris Clinic
Written by: Alyson Sanderford Client:Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Centerhttp://www.thebtrc.org/ Release Date:2010-11-16
Buffalo, NY – November 16, 2010 –The Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center hosted a very successful and insightful teaching clinic this past weekend with George H. Morris, world renowned trainer, rider, and U.S. Show Jumping Chef d’Equipe.
The clinic, held November 12-14, 2010, was scheduled and organized by Susie Schoellkopf, Executive Director of the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center and head trainer of SBS Farms, Inc. at the Buffalo Equestrian Center.
The clinic was held over three days and hosted 16 riders in three different groups: Intermediate, Advanced, and Jumpers. Riders in the clinic included Jennifer Alfano, rider and trainer at SBS Farms, SBS student Madison Brayman, Todd Kaerns, a professional from Syracuse, and up-and-coming professional Chris Ewanouski, who works with Geoff Teal.
During the clinic, George Morris focused on the “basics of riding, good riding habits, and most importantly, solid horsemanship,” said Schoellkopf. “The clinic was excellent and could not have been better. George did it so well, and he is an amazing teacher. We are so lucky to have had him.””
George H. Morris is often referred to as a founding father of hunter seat equitation. He is a legend in the sport, and his clinics are a rare and unique opportunity for riders of all levels and ages to learn from the best. Morris has a long and never ending list of accomplishments, as his most recent addition was leading the United States at the World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky.
The Buffalo Equestrian Center, originally called the Buffalo Saddle and Bridle Club, was built in 1921 and is now a historic landmark. In addition to having a riding school, the facility includes the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center, a non-profit organization.
In its twelfth year, the George H. Morris clinic at the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center continued to teach riders of all ages about proper horsemanship, correct riding, and the foundations of equitation. Beyond being a learning experience for riders, the clinic raise funds to help BTRC give local Buffalo youth the unforgettable gift of horses.
For more information on the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center and SBS Farms, Inc., please visit www.btrc.org.