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George H. Morris "Gladstone Program" Intensive Training & Team Preparation for Show Jumping Riders

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USET LogoGladstone, NJ - March 20, 2014 -The USET Foundation is pleased to announce that the George H. Morris "Gladstone Program" for this country's talented show jumping riders will feature two programs in 2014. The first will be held May 19-25, 2014 at the United States Equestrian Team Foundation's headquarters "Hamilton Farm" in Gladstone, New Jersey, and the second program will run June 23-29, 2014, organized by Diane Carney and held at Canterbury Farm in Hampshire, Illinois. 

The "Gladstone Program" is an intensive week of training and education for exceptionally dedicated and talented show jumping riders who are serious about their interest and desire to pursue a path that will prepare them for international competition. 

The program is open to riders 18+ years of age, who are currently competing successfully at 1.45 meters or above. A maximum of 10 riders for each clinic will be personally selected by Morris.

The purpose of the program is to continue to educate, support and guide riders on the overall knowledge and expertise required to succeed at the top level of show jumping internationally. In addition to daily training sessions with Morris, the riders will participate in hands on sessions with a veterinarian, farrier, a top team stable manager, physiotherapist, and high performance business executive. 

This year, one of the clinicians during the Gladstone Program at Hamilton Farms will be Dr. Gerhard Heuschmann, renowned expert in the field of biomechanics of the horse, and how it relates to the training and overall wellbeing of the horse.

The Gladstone Program held at Canterbury Farm in Hampshire, IL, will incorporate natural obstacles on a large grand prix field, designed to prepare riders for outdoors venues like Spruce Meadows. Dr. Marvin Beeman DVM from Littleton Equine Medical Center in Colorado will be the presenting veterinarian.

Each rider will meet one-on-one with Morris during the week to discuss their current and future plans and Morris will help guide them in putting together a program that will continue their preparation for international competition. Morris will also remain available after the program to follow up and monitor each rider's progress.

"George's continued involvement in the High Performance program is critical to providing the path, and establishing a pool of riders that are prepared and ready in every respect to represent the U.S. on Nations Cup teams. Gladstone is the perfect setting to host this important program as it is the place where the 'team' lived, trained and competed under the watchful eye of legendary coach Bert DeNemethy, producing some of our most successful and iconic show jumping riders, Bill Steinkraus, Frank Chapot and George to name a few. I am most grateful to George for helping me increase the depth of talent available for Nations Cup competitions, and instilling the Gladstone ethic in these riders, which is what this program is all about," remarked Robert Ridland, USEF Show Jumping Chef d' Equipe.

USET Foundation Executive Director Bonnie B. Jenkins said, "This program has been realized through the generosity of USET Foundation supporters Suzanne and B.G. Porter and Diane Carney who recognize the enormous potential of the U.S. show jumping program and the opportunity we have with George to mentor and guide the next generation of team riders as they progress up the ranks."

Riders interested in participating should complete an application and submit to the USET Foundation, P.O. Box 355, Gladstone, NJ 07935, or fax: 908-234-0670 no later than April 10th. Selected riders will be notified on, or about April 21st. Applications are available on the USET Foundation and USEF websites, and

The United States Equestrian Team Foundation ( is the non-profit organization that supports the competition, training, coaching, travel and educational needs of America's elite and developing international, high-performance horses and athletes in partnership with the United States Equestrian Federation. 

For more information on the USET Foundation, please call (908) 234-1251, or visit USET ONLINE




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