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Chicago Area George H. Morris "Gladstone Program" To Be Held at Annali-Brookwood Farm

Antioch, IL - April 17, 2014 - The George H. Morris "Gladstone Program" scheduled for June 23-29, 2014, organized by Diane Carney, will be held at Annali-Brookwood Farm in Antioch, Illinois.  Annali Farm, owned by Rush and Caroline Weeden, is the home of the prestigious Chicago Hunter Derby. 

"It's a privilege to hold the George H Morris Gladstone Training Session at Annali-Brookwood Farm," said organizer Diane Carney. "Rush and Carl's farm is the premiere Chicago facility successfully holding other national events."

The George H. Morris "Gladstone Program" is an intensive week of training and education for exceptionally dedicated and talented show jumping riders who are serious about their interest and desire to pursue a path that will prepare them for international competition. 

The Gladstone Program training session held at Rush and Caroline Weeden's Annali-Brookwood Farm, will incorporate natural obstacles on a large grand prix field. Anne Kursinski will ride one of the training session horses for a flatwork demonstration and Dr. Marvin Beeman DVM from Littleton Equine Medical Center in Colorado will be the presenting veterinarian. 

The George H. Morris "Gladstone Program" for this country's talented show jumping riders, continues to grow. Applications for both events are due to the USET Foundation on Friday, April 18th. Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn from the country's former Show Jumping Chef d'Equipe and the founding father of hunt seat equitation.

The program is open to riders 18+ years of age, who are currently competing successfully at 1.45 meters or above. Morris will personally select a maximum of 10 riders for each clinic (Gladstone, NJ and Antioch, IL). 

The purpose of the program is to continue to educate, support and guide riders on the overall knowledge and expertise required to succeed at the top level of show jumping internationally. In addition to daily training sessions with Morris, the riders will participate in hands on sessions with a veterinarian, farrier, a top team stable manager, physiotherapist, and high performance business executive.

Each rider will meet one-on-one with Morris during the week to discuss their current and future plans and Morris will help guide them in putting together a program that will continue their preparation for international competition. Morris will also remain available after the program to follow up and monitor each rider's progress.

Riders interested in participating should complete an application and submit to the USET Foundation, P.O. Box 355, Gladstone, NJ 07935, or fax: 908-234-0670 no later than April 18th. Selected riders will be notified on, or about April 21st. Applications are available on the USET Foundation and USEF websites, and
The United States Equestrian Team Foundation ( is the non-profit organization that supports the competition, training, coaching, travel and educational needs of America's elite and developing international, high-performance horses and athletes in partnership with the United States Equestrian Federation. 

For more information on the USET Foundation, please call (908) 234-1251, or visit USET ONLINE at

For sponsorship opportunities, contact Diane Carney 847-922-6167 or

Annali-Brookwood Farm is located at 18752 Edwards Road, Antioch, IL 60002.


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