George Morris

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Date of Birth February 26, 1938
Place of Birth Connecticut
Age 83 years old
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About George Morris

Famous for his work as a show jumper and hunter, this accomplished equestrian won a team silver medal in show jumping at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Italy. Many years later, he coached the 2008 gold medal-winning American Olympic equestrian team.

Before Fame

When he was fourteen years old, he became the youngest equestrian in history to win the AHSA Hunt Seat Equitation Final and the ASPCA Maclay Horsemanship Final.

Achievement

His horsemanship manual, Hunter Seat Equitation, is considered one of the most important texts in the history of equestrian sports.

Family Life

The child of Alice and Harry Morris, he spent his youth in New Canaan, Connecticut.

Associations

Morris' fellow equestrian, William Fox-Pitt, also medaled at the Olympic games.

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