George Morris to undergo treatment for cancer

Morris, U.S. Show Jumping Chef d’Equipe, will be undergoing treatment for prostate cancer this spring. From the USEF Communications Department:

Morris will remain in his position of Chef d’Equipe and will stay closely involved with the program, the selection process and the riders even though he will be unable to travel to the Observation Events.

Morris has asked Robert Ridland (who was recently┬ánamed the Morris’ successor beginning in 2013) to attend the Observation Events and monitor the technical aspects of those competitions and report to Morris.

Morris is expected to be fit and able to return to the horse show circuit by early summer and is expected to be able to travel in time to prepare the team in Europe for the Olympic Games and attend that Championship. The USEF and the entire horse show community wishes Morris a full recovery.

The four USEF Observation Events are as follows:

The Del Mar National Horse Show

Del Mar, California May 1-6, 2012

Kentucky Spring Horse Show

Lexington, Kentucky May 8-13, 2012

The Devon Horse Show

Devon, Pennsylvania May 29-June 2, 2012

Spruce Meadows

Calgary, Alberta Canada June 13-17, 2012

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