Wellington, Fla. – August 5, 2019 – George Morris has been listed as permanently ineligible (subject to appeal) by the U.S. Center for SafeSport and the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) for violations of the SafeSport Code or Federation Rules. Individuals that receive these ruling are prohibited from participating in any activities or competitions that USEF licenses, endorses, or sponsors. Mr. Morris’s official statement on the matter is as follows:
“I am deeply troubled by the U.S. Center for SafeSport’s findings regarding unsubstantiated charges for events that allegedly occurred between 1968 & 1972. I contest these findings wholeheartedly and am in the process of disputing them.
I share our community’s commitment to protecting the safety and wellbeing of all our athletes who need reliable guidance and encouragement at every level, of which I have provided for over 50 years. I will continue, as I always have, to proudly support equestrianism and its continued development around the world.”