George Morris

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Birthday
26, 1938
Birthplace
Connecticut
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
26, 1938 (age 81)
Birthplace
Connecticut

About

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.

Trivia

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.

Associated With

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