Hunter Jumper Equine Services
Past Clinicians include:
- George Morris - Frank Madden - Mike Winter - Jeff Cook - Michael Pace - Kyle Carter - Lainey Wimberly -
April 29 - 30, 2017
Born in Portland, Oregon, Jeff Cook rode the Pacific Northwest show scene with Don and Joan (Curtin) Kerron. With sincere desire to grow in the world of training, he then relocated to Toronto for an opportunity to work with Hugh Graham. He was then offered an opportunity to work with George Morris on the east coast and states, “To work for George and have the chance to learn directly from him was priceless.” He worked in the St Louis area to work with Carl and Lolly Hogan for and worked with Ira Gumberg in Wellington. At this time, a demand for clinic requests grew and Jeff began traveling around the country offering a variety of clinics.
The most important aspect of Jeff’s life and what contributes to his patience and tolerance is his wife and children.
The devotion to family is evident in his teaching, adding a personable touch and element of relatability to lesson and clinic participants. This style has helped both riders and horses win championships from South Hampton to Spruce Meadows, be they low level hunters or international Grand Prix’s. Despite a hectic training, clinic and show schedule Jeff has also contributed numerous articles to Practical Horseman magazine. Including, but not limited to a 28 part series on starting horses over fences.
Frank Madden stands out as one of the most successful and dedicated trainers of young and developing show jumping talent in the United States. He has trained several of the most promising junior equitation and junior amateur jumper riders- riders who have the potential to represent the United States at the highest levels of international competition. In addition, Frank serves on several national committees, including the United States Hunter Jumper Association Hunt Seat equitation Task Force, while simultaneously working to promote show jumping by judging, giving clinics, and developing potential sponsors for the sport.
George H. Morris is an American trainer and judge of horses and riders in the hunter/jumper disciplines, and is considered a “founding father” of Hunt Seat Equitation. Morris began riding as a child. In 1952, at the remarkably young age of 14, he won the ASPCA Maclay Horsemanship Finals and AHSA Hunt Seat Equitation Medal Final at Madison Square Garden, making him the youngest rider to do so. He went on to train numerous riders at his Hunterdon stables, who won consistently on the East Coast. Morris has represented the United States in many international competitions as both a rider and coach. In 1959 his team won the gold medal in the Pan American Games, and he won a team silver medal at the 1960 Rome Olympics. Morris rode on eight winning Nations Cup teams between 1958 and 1960. Morris’ students have medaled in the 1984, 1992, 1996, and 2004 Olympic Games. Morris has acted as chef d’equipe for numerous winning teams, including the 2005 champions of the Samsung Super League. Originally published in 1971, and now in its third edition, Morris’ Hunter Seat Equitation is often recognized as the definitive work on the subject. Morris has also authored several other books and videos on riding and judging, including George Morris Teaches Beginners to Ride, A Clinic for Instructors, Parents, and Students, and The American Jumping Style. Morris also writes a very popular column in the monthly equestrian magazine Practical Horseman, entitled “Jumping Clinic,” in which he critiques the jumping positions of photos which have been submitted by readers.
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