Lexington, Ky. – May 17, 2016 – The Kentucky Horse Shows are pleased to announce that they will be hosting a book signing with George H. Morris for his newly released autobiography Unrelenting: The Real Story: Horses, Bright Lights and My Pursuit of Excellence.
The book signing will be held on the afternoon of Saturday, May 21, during the $5,000 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby. The class is the second in the five-part series, which features the $15,000 Hallway Feeds Leading Rider Bonus. During the Kentucky Spring Classic, the derby will be held in the Stonelea Ring at the Kentucky Horse Park.
A horse lover, rider, carouser, competitor, taskmaster, dreamer, teacher, and visionary, George Morris has been ever-present on the rarified stage of the international riding elite for most of the 70 years he’s been in the saddle. He has represented our country as an athlete and a coach and, at one time or another, instructed many of our nation’s best horsemen and women. His carefully chosen, perfectly enunciated words are notoriously powerful. They can raise you up or cut you to the quick. His approval can be a rainmaker; his derision can end a career.
But as much as people know and respect (or, perhaps, fear) the public face of George Morris, he has lived, in other ways, a remarkably private life, keeping his own personal struggles with insecurity, with ambition, and with love behind closed doors. It is only now that he has chosen, in his own words, to share the totality of his life – the very public and the incredibly private – with the world in Unrelenting: The Real Story: Horses, Bright Lights and My Pursuit of Excellence. This engrossing autobiography, the real story of the godlike George Morris, beautifully demonstrates his ultimate humanity.
For more information about UNRELENTING, please visit www.horseandriderbooks.com.
The Kentucky Spring Classic held May 18-22 will also feature a FEI CSI3* rating. The $35,000 Welcome Speed will be held on Wednesday, followed by the $35,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic on Thursday, as riders try to accumulate valuable points for the Hagyard Leading Rider Bonus. On Saturday, May 21, riders will compete under the lights in the Rolex Stadium during the $130,000 Mary Rena Murphy Grand Prix. Once again all three FEI classes will count for the Longines Ranking List and the Thursday and Saturday classes will also count for the Rolex/USEF Show Jumping Ranking List. In addition, the featured national classes will be the $50,000 Bluegrass Grand Prix, which counts towards the Rolex/USEF Show Jumping Ranking List, and the $25,000 Under 25 Grand Prix to be held on Sunday, May 22 in the Rolex Stadium.
EQSportsNet will be streaming live webcasts of the $130,000 Mary Rena Murphy Grand Prix CSI3* during the Kentucky Spring Classic on Saturday, May 21. EQSportsNet Full Access subscribers can also watch all rounds of the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows series on demand at www.eqsports.net.
For more information on Kentucky Horse Shows LLC and the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows, please visit www.kentuckyhorseshows.com.
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