George H Morris Horsemastership Program- Who was selected
As I explained when I last posted, I have been working as a rider in Wellington, Florida for the winter circuit. Since the last blog, I have managed to secure several more assignments with different barns and professionals. I am acquiring some new and valuable skills riding young horses and the experience thus far has been awesome.
Today, I wanted to let you know who was selected for the Horsemastership program scheduled for January 22-26 at the South Grounds (formerly Littlewood Farm), in Wellington, Florida. But, before I give you the names of the eight riders who will be participating in the program this year, I wanted to thank and acknowledge all of the sponsors and organizations who are supporting and contributing to this unique and special experience for young riders - Bates Saddles, Stadium Jumping, the US Equestrian Federation, Purina Mills, the US Equestrian Team Foundation, the US Hunter Jumper Association, the Syracuse Invitational Sporthorse Tournament and Practical Horseman Magazine. Additionally, I wanted to thank all of the volunteers, mentor grooms, clinic instructors and the Olympic coach, George Morris for their contributions to this unique and innovative program.
Eight young riders will be attending the week long program this year. They have been selected based on their 2007 standing on the Bates Equitation Ranking and/or their performance during some of the 2007 major fall championships, such as the United States Equestrian Federation Talent Search Finals - East and West, and the USEF Junior Jumper Championship. The riders included in addition to myself are Kimberly McCormack, Jennifer Waxman, Carolyn Curcio, Tina Dilandri, Nikko Ritter, Aurora Griffin, Karl Cook.
I am appreciative and thankful for the opportunity to participate in the Horsemastership program!
Catch up with me next week when I attempt to answer another one of your recent questions.
Talk to you later!