George Morris Kicks Off 2017 at Smoke Tree Ranch
Scottsdale, Ariz. – April 4, 2017 – Legendary horseman and coach, George Morris, looks forward to bringing his extensive knowledge of good horsemanship to riders and auditors in Arizona this week. The author of UNRELENTING -The Real Story: Horses, Bright Lights, and My Pursuit of Excellence will be sharing his secrets to success at Smoke Tree Ranch, April 7-9.

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“Whether you’re a seasoned horse rider or interested in starting to ride, this clinic offers both hands-on and observatory experiences with the best in the business,” said Betty Beran, owner and head trainer at Smoke Tree Ranch. “We are so excited to welcome George Morris and host his premiere clinic here at Smoke Tree Ranch. It’s a goal of ours to offer riders access and exposure to the best training and teaching.”

Morris has often been referred to as the founding father of hunt seat equitation, a division that is judged on the ability and the style of the rider. Second to none, his teachings, technique and style are revered around the world. Over the course of his career, Morris has represented the United States in many international competitions as both a rider and coach, including the Pan American Games and multiple Olympic Games.

While spots to participate as a rider in the clinic filled up immediately, the opportunity to gain knowledge from the esteemed rider is still available. Auditors are welcome for $75 per day and lunch is included daily.

Participants will also have a chance to get their copy of his autobiographyUNRELENTING -The Real Story: Horses, Bright Lights, and My Pursuit of Excellence signed by the legend himself.
For more information about the George Morris Clinic at Smoke Tree Ranch please visit

Fast Facts: 

April 7-9: Smoke Tree Ranch
Contact: Betty Beran, 602-524-7627,
Address: 9723 E Larkspur Dr. Scottsdale, AZ 85260

About Smoke Tree Ranch Hunter and Jumper

Smoke Tree Ranch has provided quality training and instructional programs to suit individual horses and riders since its inception in 1970. Betty Beran and her staff have been working together since 1991 to produce quality show horses and skilled riders. These trainers also continue to gain valuable knowledge by bringing prominent clinicians to the valley. Betty offers several clinics each year; open to outside horses and riders who are interested in furthering their education and learning from many other sources. For more information, please visit