July 10th, 2010 at 6:17 am
One of the many great strengths of American showjumping has been the influence of a series of great teachers – great trainers who were also great theoreticians, and luckily for us, great writers, and willing and able to put their teachings down in books for others to read and use.
This series looks at the crucial work of four great masters of American jumping – Gordon Wright, Bertalan de Neméthy, William Steinkraus and George Morris – and just to confuse matters, we’ll start the series with the only one who is still vigorously active in the sport, George Morris since his book, The American Jumping Style provides an invaluable historical overview of the sport… or is it art?
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The American Showjumping style needed a final polish, and it came in the form of the Hungarian rider and trainer, Bert de Nemethy... Continue reading Read Article
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In this second part of our series, we look at the rider George Morris, described as ‘the man who epitomised style on horseback’ – William Steinkraus. Of the books discussed in this series, Steinkraus’ Reflections of Riding and Jumping – Winning Techniques for Serious Riders is the only one still in print… Continue reading Read Article
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In many ways he was the first of the great American professional jumping coaches… the rodeo cowboy who turned jumper… or was he? This article looks at another of the great American jumping coaches, Gordon Wright Continue reading Read Article