We always look forward to hosting George Morris at the farm the weekend after Thanksgiving, and this year’s clinic was a smashing success! The annual clinics have 24 riders and over 200 auditors over a three-day event. The clinic is the most popular clinic in the Midwest and has been from the start.
Both the farm and owner Greg Franklin, have been co-hosting the clinics with Diane Carney for the past six years. The natural obstacles in the farm’s grass field make for the perfect location for an outdoor clinic as well. Morris, Carney and Franklin offered a natural obstacle clinic in June of this year and more opportunities with Morris will be announced for 2014.“It’s always good to be reminded of the basics,” said Franklin. “George inspires riders to do better. It’s easy to get behind the clinics and support them because George is good for the industry and promotes horsemanship at all levels.”
Auditors filled the seats for Saturday’s sessions. Photo courtesy of Chicago Equestrian
Another newcomer to the clinic but not a stranger to sponsoring some of the biggest and best showjumping events in the country is Taylor Harris Insurance Services (THIS) and Chicago representative Peggy McEnroe.
Other sponsors for the clinic include Showplace Productions, USHJA Zone 5, Taylor Harris Insurance and Peggy McEnroe, Queenie Productions and John McQueen, Chicago Equestrian, Brookwood Farm, Stall Watch and Barrington Saddlery.