In November of 2019 George H Morris was deemed by Safe Sport to be Permanently  prohibited from participating in any activities and competitions that USEF licenses, endorses, or sponsors due to allegations of sexual misconduct with a minor. George Morris has no financial interests in the educational material he has presented or participated in on and we leave it up to the subscriber to view or not view his contributions.


George Morris

George Morris
Jumpers • Equitation • Hunters

Considered one of the most influential riders and trainers in the equestrian sport, George’s career began as a precocious junior rider, winning both the AHSA Hunter Seat Medal Final and the ASPCA Maclay Final at the tender age of 14, the youngest rider ever to do so.  In international competition, he represented the United States on the gold medal-winning Pan American Games team in 1959 and on the silver medal-winning team at the 1960 Rome Olympics.  Between 1958 and 1960, he rode on eight winning Nations Cup teams and in later years served as Chef d’Equipe for numerous Nations Cup teams including as Co-Chef d’Equipe at the 1999 Pan American Games in Winnipeg, Canada, where the U.S. won both the team and individual silver medals.  George also served as a Director of the former USET and as a member of its Executive and Show Jumping Committees.

George’s training successes include a “Who’s Who” of the United States’ top show jumping riders, figuring prominently in U.S. Olympic history.  At the 1984 Olympics, the gold medal-winning team included three former students, Conrad Homfeld, Leslie Burr-Howard and Melanie Smith Taylor.  The 1992 team included students Lisa Jacquin, Anne Kursinki and Norman Dello Joio.  IN 1996, George was assistant Chef d’Equipe of the silver medal Olympic team, which included former students Burr-Howard, Kursinski and Peter Leone.  At the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, former student Chris Kappler won the individual silver medal and was a member of the gold medal-winning team.

He is a member of the United States Hunter Jumper Association Hunt Seat Equitation Task Force and is a member of the USHJA Trainer Certification Program Committee.  He is also a Member Emeritus of the United States Equestrian Federation Jumper Committee and a non-voting advisor of the High Performance Show Jumping Committee.

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George's Video Topics:

The Evolution of Modern Equitation & Classical Riding

Once again, Bernie was honored to judge the 2nd Annual American Tradition of Excellence Equitation Challenge, presented by Whitethorne at Blenheim EquiSports during the June Classic 3. This year he judged with Geoff Teall to pin this educational class with a unique format ( Bernie produced the following video for the interactive Q & A session where riders & trainers were able to pick the brains of the panel. Bernie put together this evolutionary journey of the American Forward Seat to provide this latest generation of riders with some valuable context and history.

Running Time: 29 minutes and 29 seconds

The US Team at Aachen

Prepare to be captivated by this priceless look back at the United States Equestrian Team as they compete at the iconic horse show in Aachen, Germany in 1960. With insightful narration by the one and only George Morris and classic footage by Gordon Wright, you’ll see a virtual who’s who from the Show Jumping Hall of Fame. Legends like Bill Steinkraus and Frank Chapot and magnificent horses like Nautical and Riviera Wonder show us why this was an era when the US dominated the sport.

Running Time: 6 minutes and 38 seconds