Articles: Press Release
USEF Names George Morris and Phillip Dutton 2009 Coaches of the Year
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 3, 2009
By Joanie Morris
Lexington, KY Their names are synonymous with excellence in their
respective disciplines and the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF)
has honored two legends for their commitment to coaching and developing
George Morris is one of the most accomplished coaches in the world. He has
coached back-to-back Olympic Gold medal teams and consistently guides the US
show jumping program to victory across the globe. In 2009, he commandeered a
runner-up finish in the Meydan FEI Nations Cup, with his teams winning two
legs of the most prestigious jumping tour in the world. His expertise and
steadfast determination in the most intense competition is legendary and his
faith in his athletes delivers huge success.
Individually, US show jumping athletes won classes at the most prestigious
horse shows on the calendar. Ashlee Bond, in only her second season of
representing the US, won at CSIO Aachen in July and McLain Ward (a member of
both Gold medal winning Olympic teams) scored a major victory at CSIO Spruce
Meadows in September, winning the $1m CN International.
For his success in 2009, Morris has been named the USEF National Coach of
Phillip Dutton is one of the most storied eventing riders on the circuit and
is a tour de force on the field of play. His commitment to ensuring the
future of the sport is intact is evident by the time he spends coaching,
teaching and training. Dozens of the top up-and-coming riders in eventing
train with Dutton, who has been named the USEF Developmental Coach of the
Year for 2009. His will to win and dedication to the sport is
contagious. His students produce results at every major competition and
three of the top 10 riders in the country train with Dutton standings which
he himself leads by nearly 300 points.
As a result of this honor, Morris and Dutton are the USEFs nominees for the
2009 USOC Coach of the Year Award. This is an important part of the USOCs
Coaching Recognition Program which acknowledges coaches for their
contributions to teams successes throughout the year. The USOC will review
nominees from all National Governing Bodies and select a winner in each
category (National and Developmental).
For more information, please contact Christy Baxter at: email@example.com.
The vision of the United States Equestrian Federation(R) is to provide
for equestrian sport in the United States of America by promoting the
of excellence from the grassroots to the Olympic Games, based on a
foundation of fair, safe competition and the welfare
of its human and equine athletes.