Published by admin on 02 Oct 2014

Stacy Westfall Joins MSA All Star Mounted Shooting Team At Road To The Horse 2015

Past Road to the Horse World Champion Stacy Westfall will return to Road to the Horse 2015 but this time she will not be competing for the World Championship of Colt Starting title, instead she will be joining the Mounted Shooters of America All Star Team to demonstrate one of the fastest growing equine sports of mounted shooting. Westfall will return to Road to the Horse riding her winning mount from Road to the Horse 2006 which she fondly calls ‘Popcorn.

In 2006, Westfall defeated Craig Cameron, Martin Black and Van Hargis to win the coveted title, making her the only cowgirl in the history of the event to do so. Westfall purchased Popcorn after the very first round of competition during Road to the Horse 2006. The then three-year-old AQHA colt named Doctor T Tari, was sired by Docs T Peppy and out of Ms Tari Babe. The colt was raised on the Cornelius Ranch, in Blountsville, AL. Since the event, Popcorn has become an integral part of Westfall’s team of performance horses.

“MSA is thrilled to welcome past Road to the Horse World Champion Stacy Westfall to our All Star Team at Road to the Horse 2015. There is no better representative to have at this prestigious event, than a past champion” states MSA CEO Karin Page. “The All Star Shootout will bring the best in the sport together for an exciting competition of speed, accuracy and horsemanship.  We look forward to introducing the sport of Mounted Shooting to a packed arena at the Kentucky Horse Park.”

MSA is a national organization dedicated to holding the finest, most exciting mounted shooting competitions in the US and beyond. Founded in 2001, MSA is dedicated to earning a reputation of integrity, fairness and continuing excitement generated by innovating and pioneering traits within the sport of mounted shooting.

Undefeated 3x Road to the Horse Champion Chris Cox will return to Road to the Horse in 2015. Chris Cox is a master of colt starting with World Championship wins in 2007, 2008 and 2011. No other competitor in the electrifying history of Road to the Horse has taken home the coveted title every time they have stepped into the round pen.

Road to the Horse 2014 Champion and Ram Wild Card Champion Jim Anderson will also return in 2015 to defend his title. Fans at Road to the Horse 2014 witnessed a Cinderella story unfold when Anderson captured both the Wild Card Championship title and the main event title. The 2015 Wild Card winner will be announced and then immediately step into a round pen to compete for the Road to the Horse 2015 World Championship of Colt Starting title against Anderson and Cox.

Road to the Horse 2015 will return to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY on March 26 – 29, 2015. Road to the Horse 2015 tickets are now available online at www.RoadtotheHorse.com or by calling 877-772-5425.

Follow the journey of the 2015 Wild Cards and competitors on Road to the Horse Facebook.

About Mounted Shooters of America

MSA is a national organization dedicated to holding the finest, most exciting mounted shooting competitions in the US and beyond. Learn more at www.NewMSA.com.

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Published by admin on 01 Oct 2014

Stacy Westfall joins MSA All Star Mounted Shooting Team at Road to the Horse 2015

Past Road to the Horse World Champion Stacy Westfall will return to Road to the Horse 2015 but this time she will not be competing for the World Championship of Colt Starting title, instead she will be joining the Mounted Shooters of America All Star Team to demonstrate one of the fastest growing equine sports of mounted shooting. Westfall will return to Road to the Horse riding her winning mount from Road to the Horse 2006 which she fondly calls ‘Popcorn.’

In 2006, Westfall defeated Craig Cameron, Martin Black and Van Hargis to win the coveted title, making her the only cowgirl in the history of the event to do so. Westfall purchased Popcorn after the very first round of competition during Road to the Horse 2006. The then three-year-old AQHA colt named Doctor T Tari, was sired by Docs T Peppy and out of Ms Tari Babe. The colt was raised on the Cornelius Ranch, in Blountsville, AL. Since the event, Popcorn has become an integral part of Westfall’s team of performance horses.

“MSA is thrilled to welcome past Road to the Horse World Champion Stacy Westfall to our All Star Team at Road to the Horse 2015. There is no better representative to have at this prestigious event, than a past champion” states MSA CEO Karin Page. “The All Star Shootout will bring the best in the sport together for an exciting competition of speed, accuracy and horsemanship.  We look forward to introducing the sport of Mounted Shooting to a packed arena at the Kentucky Horse Park.”

MSA is a national organization dedicated to holding the finest, most exciting mounted shooting competitions in the US and beyond. Founded in 2001, MSA is dedicated to earning a reputation of integrity, fairness and continuing excitement generated by innovating and pioneering traits within the sport of mounted shooting.

Undefeated 3x Road to the Horse Champion Chris Cox will return to Road to the Horse in 2015. Chris Cox is a master of colt starting with World Championship wins in 2007, 2008 and 2011. No other competitor in the electrifying history of Road to the Horse has taken home the coveted title every time they have stepped into the round pen.

Road to the Horse 2014 Champion and Ram Wild Card Champion Jim Anderson will also return in 2015 to defend his title. Fans at Road to the Horse 2014 witnessed a Cinderella story unfold when Anderson captured both the Wild Card Championship title and the main event title. The 2015 Wild Card winner will be announced and then immediately step into a round pen to compete for the Road to the Horse 2015 World Championship of Colt Starting title against Anderson and Cox.

Road to the Horse 2015 will return to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY,on March 26 – 29, 2015. Road to the Horse 2015 tickets are now available online at www.RoadtotheHorse.com or by calling 877-772-5425.

Follow the journey of the 2015 Wild Cards and competitors on Road to the Horse Facebook.

About Mounted Shooters of America

MSA is a national organization dedicated to holding the finest, most exciting mounted shooting competitions in the US and beyond. Learn more at www.NewMSA.com.StacywestfallMSA-slider

Published by admin on 17 Sep 2014

Road to the Horse Brings Double the Excitement in 2015

Road to the Horse is well known for exciting twists and turns that keep the competition on the cutting edge of the equine industry. Road to the Horse 2015 will be no exception. For the very first time in the history of this prestigious event, fans will witness each competitor select two different horses from the AQHA Remuda from the 6666 Ranch. Competitors will take each colt through the entire competition, including the obstacle course and the winner of the event will be calculated on an accumulative score from both colts. This format will demonstrate the ability of each competitor to adjust their training techniques to work with the different personalities of the horse.

Undefeated 3x Road to the Horse Champion Chris Cox will return to Road to the Horse in 2015. Chris Cox is a master of colt starting with World Championship wins in 2007, 2008 and 2011. No other competitor in the electrifying history of Road to the Horse has taken home the coveted title every time they have stepped into the round pen.

Road to the Horse 2014 Champion and Ram Wild Card Champion Jim Anderson will also return in 2015 to defend his title. Fans at Road to the Horse 2014 witnessed a Cinderella story unfold when Anderson captured both the Wild Card Championship title and the main event title. The 2015 Wild Card winner will be announced and then immediately step into a round pen to compete for the Road to the Horse 2015 World Championship of Colt Starting title against Anderson and Cox.

“It’s double the 6666 Ranch horse power, double the horsemanship, double the excitement and double the challenge at Road to the Horse 2015 when our 3X Undefeated World Champion Chris Cox returns to face off with our 2014 World Champion Jim Anderson and the 2015 Wild Card Champion. Did anyone expect less from Road to the Horse 2015? “ states Road to the Horse Owner and Producer, Tootie Bland. “When the dust clears on Sunday there will not be enough adjectives in the dictionary to describe this historical Road to the Horse!”

Road to the Horse fans are also in for an additional treat when one lucky fan will walk away from Road to the Horse 2015 with a check for $10,000. At the commencement of Road to the Horse, a group of lucky fans will be randomly drawn from the entire list of Road to Horse 2015 ticket purchasers. Those lucky fans will then each select a colt from the AQHA Remuda from the 6666 Ranch. The fan who selected the 6666 Ranch colt that is the highest scoring horse at the event will receive a check for $10,000.

Road to the Horse 2015 will return to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY on March 26 – 29, 2015. Road to the Horse 2015 tickets are now available online at www.RoadtotheHorse.com or by calling 877-772-5425.

Follow the journey of the 2015 Wild Cards and competitors on Road to the Horse Facebook.

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Published by admin on 01 Aug 2014

Chris Cox, 3 Time Undefeated World Champion, Is Returning For The 2015 Event!!

After much anticipation, the second competitor to enter the legendary World Championship of Colt Starting has been named. In 2015, fans will witness a historical match up when undefeated three time Road to the Horse World Champion Chris Cox returns to go head to head with Road to the Horse 2014 World Champion (and 2014 Wild Card Champion) Jim Anderson as they battle to see who will walk away from the world’s richest natural horsemanship competition with a check for $100,000.

Chris Cox is a master of colt starting with World Championship wins in 2007, 2008 and 2011. No other competitor in the electrifying history of Road to the Horse has taken home the coveted title every time they have stepped into the round pen.

“This is going to be one of the most anticipated match-ups in the history of Road to the Horse” states Owner/Producer Tootie Bland. “Cox is a competitor of integrity and courage and it is an honor to have him return to Road to the Horse. He is a true man of western character.”

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Published by admin on 01 Apr 2014

Richest Colt Starting Competition in History at Road to the Horse 2015 with $100,000 Purse

Road to the Horse Asks, Who Will Become the First $100,000 World Champion?

As a Cinderella tale began to unfold at Road to the Horse 2014, Road to the Horse owner and producer Tootie Bland made an announcement that surprised fans and raised the hopes and dreams of all would be Road to the Horse competitors. Road to the Horse will present the next World Champion of Colt Starting with a check for $100,000!

“Road to the Horse brings the best of the best from around the world and I want to make this the biggest and richest colt starting competition in history” announced Tootie Bland. “I want the fans to learn from the best horsemen and now 2015 is shaping up to be the most exciting and rewarding Road to the Horse yet! Only one question remains, who will become the one hundred thousand dollar world champion?”

Ever had a dream? Jim Anderson of Strathmore Alberta, Canada did. And it came true. Not only did Jim Anderson’s journey unfold into the perfect Cinderella story, he is also the first competitor to be named for Road to the Horse 2015 continuing Anderson’s dream.

After a year of hard work with the 6666 Ranch bred colt he took home from Road to the Horse 2013, Jim returned to compete in the first ever Ram Wild Card competition at Road to the Horse 2014. After he was crowned the winner, there was no time to celebrate as he immediately stepped onto the world’s stage to compete for the coveted title of Road to the Horse World Champion. Against some of the best horsemen from around the world, it was a close race against Dan Steers, Jonathan Field and Antoine Cloux, but Jim’s dream did come true and he was crowned the 2014 World Champion of Colt Starting. But the story does not end here.

During a follow up interview on Western Sports Roundup on Rural Radio, Jim was asked a question by a surprise caller.

“Jim, this is Tootie Bland and I have one question for you. How would you like to come back in 2015 to defend your title and take a shot at $100,000?”

Jim Anderson answered, “It is such an honor to be asked and a dream come true. Yes, I would love come back in 2015.”

Who will Anderson face off against in 2015 for $100,000? We know one of seven Wild Cards will have to show their best hand to earn their spot. But for now Tootie Bland is fielding calls from world-renowned clinicians and will have some tough decisions to make.

Road to the Horse 2015 will return to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY March 27 – 29, 2015. Road to the Horse Nation Members can purchase their tickets beginning April 1, 2014 with tickets going on sale to the public April 22 at 10:00am Eastern at roadtothehorse.com or by calling 877-772-5425.

Follow the journey of the 2015 Wild Cards and competitors on Road to the Horse Facebook.

Published by admin on 19 Mar 2014

Ram Trucks Wild Card Jim Anderson Captures Road to the Horse 2014 Title

Ram Trucks Wild Card Jim Anderson captures Road to the Horse 2014 title

 

 

 

It was a photo finish at the Kentucky Horse Park after a historic showdown which brought the crowd to their feet as a Cinderella story unfolded.  Wild Card Jim Anderson captured the Ram Trucks Wild Card Championship and ultimately the 2014 World Championship of Colt Starting title for Canada.

Fellow competitors Dan Steers (Australia), Antoine Cloux (Switzerland) and Jonathan Field (Canada) were close behind Anderson in a finish that came down to the very last round. Jonathan Field was honored with the Jack Brainard Horsemanship Award for displaying exceptional horsemanship and always acting in the best interests of the horse.

Fans at Road to the Horse witnessed the largest ever American Quarter Horse Association Remuda to run in at Road to the Horse, with twenty one iconic horses from the 6666 Ranch. The Wild Cards for the 2015 competition were announced and made their choices from the AQHA Remuda form the 6666 Ranch after the 2014 competitors made their pick.

Returning Wild Cards for 2015 include Sean Patrick, Mary Kitzmiller, Trevor Carter and James Cooler. They will be joined by newcomers Shamus Haws, Dan Keen and Bobby Knight.

The remaining horses that were not selected by the competitors or Wild Cards were offered for sale to the public.

Road to the Horse 2014 Champion Jim Anderson purchased the 6666 ranch colt called Speedy Cream that took him into the winners circle in the main event and already has plans to direct the colt towards competitive obstacle competitions.

Road to the Horse Owner and Producer Tootie Bland saved a special announcement for the final day of Road to the Horse 2014 and surprised the crowd when she announced a $100,000 purse for the winner of Road to the Horse 2015. With a history full of surprises, Bland continued the excitement with an added bonus that one lucky fan will be selected to assist each competitor in 2015 and that fan will receive a $10,000 should their competitor take home the World Championship title in 2015.

Road to the Horse 2015 will take place at the Kentucky Horse park on March 27-29, 2015. Tickets are available now for Nations Members who wish to purchase Legacy seating and tickets will go on to the general public at 10.00 EST on April 22, 2014.

 

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About Road to the Horse: (March 27-29, 2015 – Lexington, Kentucky) Road to the Horse is an exclusive horsemanship experience that combines valuable education and thrilling entertainment!

A competition untouched by others, tests skill, experience and colt training prowess, Road to the Horse dares elite horse trainers to create a trusting partnership with an untouched 3-year-old American Quarter Horse. The test begins with the selection, choosing only one horse from the AQHA Remuda from the 6666 Ranch; competitors have just three days to build a working relationship. With disruptive sounds, exhilarating sights and adrenaline-pumping time constraints each competitor must face the final trial, an obstacle course. Only one can walk away with the Colt Starting World Champion title.

Road to the Horse enjoys the support of corporate partners such as Western Horseman, American Quarter Horse Association, Ram, Platinum Performance, Zoetis, 6666 Ranch, Cinch, Nutrena, W-W Livestock Systems, Martin Saddlery, Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, Centaur Fence, Red Brush Trailers, Gist Silversmiths, Twisted X Boots, ABI Equine, Barrel Horse News, Quarter Horse News, Brooks Mayberry Equine Insurance, Horse Radio Network, Suncoast Shavings, Valley Vet, Breyer, Theraplate, Outback Survival Gear, Spalding Fly Predators, Western Shooting Horse Magazine, ThinLine, USHJA, PFHA, Horsemen’s Corral, Horseman’s Hoofbeats and CSI Saddle Pads along with many more valued industry products and services. Contact Road to the Horse for sponsorship opportunities available in 2015.

Published by admin on 10 Feb 2014

Largest AQHA Remuda from the 6666’s Ranch Thunders into Lexington for Road to the Horse 2014

Largest AQHA Remuda from the 6666’s Ranch Thunders into Lexington for Road to the Horse 2014

If you ask any Road to the Horse fan what is the most anticipated moment of each year’s event, they will undoubtedly say the running of the AQHA Remuda. This year ticket holders will witness the most exciting running of the AQHA Remuda yet as the legendary 6666’s Ranch of Guthrie, Texas brings the largest Remuda in Road to the Horse history.

The power and excitement of these beautiful 6666 Ranch geldings thundering into the arena evokes so much emotion that eyes water and shear admiration leaves you motionless. It touches your soul.

The legendary 6666’s Ranch of Guthrie, Texas, is bringing their finest to test the horsemanship of competitors Antoine Cloux of Switzerland, Jonathan Field of Canada, Dan Steers of Australia and a yet to be determined Wild Card.

“The competitors have their work cut out for them, they better bring their A game,” says producer Tootie Bland. “These horses are the best of the best and with 21 running in the Remuda the decision of which one to choose will be overwhelming.”

Twenty-one top untouched 3-year-olds handpicked by the 6666’s Ranch resident veterinarian and AQHA executive committee member, Glen Blodgett, DVM will make the journey from Guthrie, Texas to Lexington, Kentucky this March to run into the Alltech Arena March 14, 2014.

Competitors will take turns picking their equine partner from the historic Texas ranch known for producing some of the most iconic performance American Quarter Horses in the industry. Under the watchful eye of Road to the Horse Judges, a successful relationship built on trust and respect is developed over the short time in the round pens. Competitors have only three days to turn these 3-year-olds into a trusting, willing partner.

“Often I am asked what I think about the Four 6’s horses and that is an easy answer for me, simply perfection,” says Tootie Bland. “When you get a Four 6’s horse you are getting impeccable breeding, confirmation, intelligence and an athlete. When you have all those qualities wrapped up in one horse then you and that horse can be anything in the world you want to be, that’s perfection!”

The 6666’s is part of Burnett Ranches LLC, owned by Mrs. Anne W. Marion, the great-granddaughter of the ranch’s founder: Captain Samuel “Burk” Burnett.  The ranch is the recipient of the AQHA All-Time Leading Breeder of Performance Horses, AQHA All-Time Leading Breeder of Race Money-Earners and Winners, as well as the coveted AQHA Best Remuda.

 

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About Road to the Horse: (March 15-17, 2013- Lexington, Kentucky) Road to the Horse is an exclusive horsemanship experience that combines valuable education and thrilling entertainment!

A competition untouched by others, tests skill, experience and colt training prowess, Road to the Horse dares elite horse trainers to create a trusting partnership with an untouched 3-year-old Quarter Horse. The test begins with the selection, choosing only one remuda horse from a highly respected ranch; competitors have just three days to build a working relationship. With disruptive sounds, exhilarating sights and adrenaline-pumping time constraints each competitor must face the final trial, an obstacle course. Only one can walk away with the Colt Starting World Champion title.

True horse enthusiasts recognize Road to the Horse as the event of the year. 2013 marks an exceptional milestone, the 10th anniversary.  This competition will be the most extravagant yet, an event so big can only happen in one place; The “Horse Capital of the World”, Lexington, Kentucky.  Meet horsemen and women from around the world at the Kentucky Horse Park for a truly unique equine experience. For more information, visit RoadToTheHorse.com.

 

Published by admin on 17 Jan 2014

Road to the Horse 2014 International Judges Announced

Road to the Horse Owner and Producer Tootie Bland is thrilled to announce an elite panel of judges for the World Championship of Colt Starting competition which will be held on March 13-16, 2014 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.

 

“One of the hardest jobs at Road to the Horse is being a judge. Our event brings together the most elite horse trainers from around the world and this year we’re making it even more difficult for the judges with the first ever Road to the Horse Ram Wild Card competition” states Bland.

 

On March 13, 2014 beginning at 4:30pm, official Truck of Road to the Horse and exclusive Wild Card sponsor Ram invites the public to witness round 1 of the Wild Card Competition FREE. Shop the extensive Road to the Horse trade show and witness the Wild Cards face off at 5:30pm with their 6666’s Ranch colts chosen from the AQHA Remuda 1 year ago. Tickets will be required as the event continues on March 14, 2014  where  a  Wild Card Champion will be crowned and automatically make their way directly into the Road to the Horse round pen to compete for the World Championship of Colt Starting 2014 title against Dan Steers of Australia, Antoine Cloux of Switzerland and Jonathan Field of Canada.

 

Six official judges will take to the arena floor to judge the world’s most prestigious horsemanship competition. The 2014 judges will be Mike Kevil (Head Judge), Bryan Neubert, Cody Lambert, Joe Wolter, Jack Brainard and Jon Ensign.

 

Returning as Head Judge, Mike Kevil has spent over 35 years developing his own training methods focusing on patience, consistency and developing a deeper understanding of the horse. He is the noted author of “Starting Colts, a Western Horseman Book” and its DVD counterparts, “Starting Colts” volumes one and two. Kevil has been all over the US and to Europe working with all breeds of horses in all disciplines. He works with clubs, associations, schools, neighborhood groups — even prisons — helping people have successful relationships with horses.

 

Bryan Neubert began his career with great horsemen who were eager to share what they had learned with him and he considers himself to be a continual student of the horse. Based in Alturus, California, Neubert spends his time conducting clinics at home and traveling the US and Canada helping horse owners achieve a greater relationship with their horse through basic horsemanship, colt starting and cow working clinics.

 

Cody Lambert is best known for his bull riding skills but this 10 time National Finals Rodeo qualifier and Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame inductee has a lifetime dedicated to understanding the horse. His father, Cliff, was the first winner of the All American Futurity, riding Galobar to the win in 1959 and continues as a trainer at Ruidoso Downs today, sharing his advice and wisdom with Cody and is other son, also a jockey, Casey. Cody serves as the Livestock Director of the Professional Bull Riders and makes his home in Bowie, Texas with his wife Leanne and son Riley.

 

From Grass Valley, California, Joe Wolter is well known for his patient approach to helping both horses and people. Wolter is an accomplished trainer and competitor in cutting, versatility ranch horse and ranch roping disciplines. Together with his wife Jimmie, they operate horse training and cattle conditioning ranches in Texas and Montana.

 

Mr. Jack Brainard of Tioga, Texas is well known for his contribution to the equine industry with a lifelong commitment to horses and the people who enjoy them. Mr. Brainard will be presenting the Jack Brainard Horsemanship Award, for the second consecutive year, to the competitor that excels in developing a solid relationship with their 6666 Ranch colt.

 

Montana horseman Jon Ensign is the newest judge and will make his first appearance at Road to the Horse in 2014. With over 30 years of horsemanship experience Ensign is well respected as a patient and skilled horseman who excels in colt starting.

 

In addition Dr. Glenn Blodget from the 6666 Ranch, Mike Orman from Ram will join the six official judges to appraise health and body condition of the Wild Card horses.

 

For more information about Road to the Horse judges, Road to the Horse International and the Road to the Horse Wild Card Competition visit www.roadtothehorse.com.

 

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About Ram: With legendary power, performance and dependability, Ram Trucks is determined to work hard and play even harder, boldly forging ahead to get the job done. Ram is the Official Truck of Road to the Horse and Exclusive Sponsor of the Wild Card competition at Road to the Horse 2014. Visit www.ramtrucks.com to learn more.

 

About Road to the Horse: (March 13-16, 2014 – Lexington, Kentucky) Road to the Horse is an exclusive horsemanship experience that combines education and thrilling entertainment! A competition untouched by others, Road to the Horse dares elite horse trainers to create a trusting partnership with an untouched 3-year-old American Quarter Horse. The test begins with the selection, choosing only one horse from the AQHA Remuda from the 6666 Ranch, then competitors have just three days to build a working relationship with that colt. With disruptive sounds, exhilarating sights and adrenaline-pumping time constraints each competitor must face the final trial, an obstacle course. Only one can walk away with the Colt Starting World Champion title.

 

Road to the Horse enjoys the support of corporate partners such as Western Horseman, American Quarter Horse Association, Ram, Platinum Performance, Zoetis, 6666 Ranch, Cinch, Nutrena, W-W Livestock Systems, Martin Saddlery, Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, Centaur Fence, Red Brush Trailers, ABI Equine, Gist Silversmiths, Twisted X Boots, Barrel Horse News, Quarter Horse News, Brooks Mayberry Equine Insurance, JW Brooks Custom Hats, Horse Radio Network, Suncoast Shavings, Valley Vet, ThinLine LLC, US Rider, Spalding Fly Predators, Western Shooting Horse Magazine, Horsemen’s Corral, Horseman’s Hoofbeats, Drury Health Horse Feeders, EquineSavings.com, Saratoga Saddlery , Paso Fino Horse Association and CSI Saddle Pads along with many more valued industry products and services. Contact Road to the Horse for sponsorship opportunities available in 2014.

Published by admin on 13 Dec 2013

Road to the Horse announces New Wild Card Competition in 2015

Designed to showcase gifted clinicians who have the talent to capture a Colt Starting title, the Road to the Horse 2014 Wild Card Competition has been an overwhelming success. The competition has allowed fans from around the world to follow the Wild Cards and their talented colts, from the time the colts ran wild in the AQHA Remuda from the 6666 Ranch during Road to the Horse 2013, to the time they will return to compete head to head at Road to the Horse 2014. The Road to the Horse 2014 Wild Card Competition will conclude at Road to the Horse 2014 but it has already been so successful that Road to the Horse Owner/Producer Tootie Bland announced that fans will be able to enjoy another Wild Card Competition at Road to the Horse 2015. In addition, Bland announced that the application process for the Wild Card Competition in 2015 will open shortly.

Road to the Horse 2015 Wild Card competitors will begin their journey at Road to the Horse 2014, where they will each select  a colt from the AQHA Remuda from the 6666 Ranch. Each Wild Card will then return to Road to the Horse 2015 where they will compete against each other to see who will take the title of Wild Card 2015 Champion. The winner of the Wild Card 2015 Competition will then receive an invitation from Road to the Horse to compete at a future Road to the Horse world event.

“We know there is an abundance of talent in the horsemanship world,” says Bland. “The time has come to recognize all of the great horse trainers and present them with the opportunity to become the next World Champion.”

Road to the Horse 2014 Wild Card competitor James Cooler said the competition has changed his life. “The Wild Card competition has not only changed my life it has expanded my career and brought an amazingly talented horse into my life. The Road to the Horse Team has been amazing to work with and I feel so connected to the industry I love. It’s been a challenging journey but every step has been worth the effort” Cooler states.

Applicants for the Road to the Horse 2015 Wild Card Competition will be asked to apply online at www.RoadtotheHorse.com. Successful applicants will be announced prior to the 2014 event and will be required to attend Road to the Horse 2014 to select their colt.

Road to the Horse fans will see the very first Wild Card Competition conclude during Road to the Horse 2014. The winner of the Wild Card 2014 Competition will step directly into the round pen to compete for the World Championship of Colt Starting 2014 title and will be joined by Antoine Cloux of Switzerland, Jonathan Field of Canada and Dan Steers of Australia.

For more information about Road to the Horse International and the Road to the Horse Wild Card Competition visit www.roadtothehorse.com.

 

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About Road to the Horse: (March 13-16, 2014- Lexington, Kentucky) Road to the Horse is an exclusive horsemanship experience that combines valuable education and thrilling entertainment!  A competition untouched by others, tests skill, experience and colt training prowess, Road to the Horse dares elite horse trainers to create a trusting partnership with an untouched 3-year-old Quarter Horse.

The test begins with the selection, choosing only one Remuda horse from the legendary Four Sixes Ranch; competitors have just three days to build a working relationship. With disruptive sounds, exhilarating sights and adrenaline-pumping time constraints each competitor must face the final trial, an obstacle course. Only one can walk away with the Colt Starting World Champion title.

Road to the Horse enjoys the support of corporate partners such as Western Horseman, Zoetis, American Quarter Horse Association, Platinum Performance, Ram Trucks, Wrangler, Martin Saddlery, Gist Silversmiths, W-W Livestock, Nutrena Horse Feed, Cinch and the 6666 Ranch, along with many more valued industry products and services. To learn more, go to www.roadtothehorse.com or call 325.736.5000.

Published by admin on 21 Oct 2013

Road to the Horse Honors 2014 Wild Card Competitor with Judging Position

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Road to the Horse honored Montana horseman and Wild Card competitor Jon Ensign with an official Road to the Horse 2014 judging position when his 6666 Ranch bred American Quarter Horse gelding had to leave the competition. Road to the Horse has always had a huge passion for the horse and always, without question makes decisions based on what is best for every horse involved in the competition, so when Road to the Horse Owner and Producer Tootie Bland heard the news regarding Playboys Sense, Bland’s first priority was to the horse.

“I am so excited to bring the very first Wild Card competition to Road to the Horse in 2014 but after veterinary examination, it was decided that Playboy’s Sense should be removed from the competition, due to an injury he had sustained while turned out” Bland explains. “Jon Ensign was so impressed with this talented colt that he will retain ownership and continue his training, after he has rested him in his beautiful pastures in Montana.”

“Designed to showcase future superstars of the horse industry who have the talent to capture a World Championship of Colt Starting title, Wild Card Jon Ensign is more than qualified to step into a judging position at Road to the Horse 2014. The decision to bring Ensign on board as a judge was obvious to me and an honor for the event” Bland stated. “ Road to the Horse is always known for twists and turns in the competition and 2014 will be no exception as Ensign steps up to judge the talented horsemen and women, that he would have competed against.”

Round one of the Wild Card competition will commence on March 13th, 2014 at 5:30pm. Alltech Arena doors will open at 4:30pm to allow fans to enjoy shopping at the most extensive Road to the Horse trade show yet. Tickets will be required for Round two of the Wild Card competition which concludes March 14th, 2014 where  a  Wild Card Champion will be crowned and will automatically make their way directly into the Road to the Horse round pen to compete for the World Championship of Colt Starting 2014 title.

Fans will witness a historical showdown between these seven Wild Card competitors on March 13th and 14th, 2014:

Jim Anderson of Strathmore, Alberta Canada

Trevor Carter of Farwell, Texas

James Cooler of Summerfield, North Carolina

Mary Kitzmiller of Kemp, Texas

Kerry Kuhn of Kansas

Sean Patrick of New Smyrna Beach, Florida

Adam Tarpley of Merkel, Texas

Tickets for Road to the Horse 2014 are on sale now.  To purchase tickets for Road to the Horse 2014, go to www.roadtothehorse.com or call 325.736.5000. Road to the Horse fans can learn more about the Wild Card competitors and have the opportunity to follow their progress via the Road to the Horse website and Facebook page.

 

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About Ram: With legendary power, performance and dependability, Ram Trucks is determined to work hard and play even harder, boldly forging ahead to get the job done. Ram is the Official Truck of Road to the Horse and Exclusive Sponsor of the Wild Card competition at Road to the Horse 2014. Visit www.ramtrucks.com to learn more.

 

About Road to the Horse: (March 13-16, 2014 – Lexington, Kentucky) Road to the Horse is an exclusive horsemanship experience that combines valuable education and thrilling entertainment!

A competition untouched by others, tests skill, experience and colt training prowess, Road to the Horse dares elite horse trainers to create a trusting partnership with an untouched 3-year-old American Quarter Horse. The test begins with the selection, choosing only one horse from the AQHA Remuda from the 6666 Ranch; competitors have just three days to build a working relationship. With disruptive sounds, exhilarating sights and adrenaline-pumping time constraints each competitor must face the final trial, an obstacle course. Only one can walk away with the Colt Starting World Champion title.

Road to the Horse enjoys the support of corporate partners such as Western Horseman, American Quarter Horse Association, Ram, Platinum Performance, Zoetis, 6666 Ranch, Cinch, Nutrena, W-W Livestock Systems, Martin Saddlery, Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, Centaur Fence, Red Brush Trailers, Gist Silversmiths, Twisted X Boots, Barrel Horse News, Quarter Horse News, Brooks Mayberry Equine Insurance, Horse Radio Network, Suncoast Shavings, Valley Vet, Spalding Fly Predators, Western Shooting Horse Magazine, Horsemen’s Corral, Horseman’s Hoofbeats and CSI Saddle Pads along with many more valued industry products and services. Contact Road to the Horse for sponsorship opportunities available in 2014.

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