Fans are accustomed to sitting on the edges of their seats through the many twists and turns of the most coveted horsemanship event of the year, and Road to the Horse 2019 is guaranteed not to disappoint. For the first time in the history of the event, two past Road to the Horse Champions will go head to head in a battle for the 2019 World Championship of Colt Starting title. International showjumping sensation and two-time Road to the Horse World Champion Vicki Wilson will meet Road to the Horse 2016 World Champion and National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity Champion Nick Dowers to vie for the title at the Kentucky Horse Park on March 22-24, 2019.
It is a duel, but what kind lies in the eyes of the beholder. Is it a battle of disciplines? Is it a battle of gender? Or is it simply two of the world’s most talented equestrians facing off to test their skills, one more time? When only two round pens are constructed in the center of the Alltech Arena there is only one thing for certain: history will be made.
“It’s my third time back but it’s no less daunting in terms of the challenge” explained defending Road to the Horse World Champion Vicki Wilson. Wilson’s strategy coming into Road to the Horse 2019 is simple: “Build trust, ask them to give me their all and never quit when the going gets tough.”
For Nick Dowers, Road to the Horse is all about staying authentic. “Road to the Horse for me, is about staying true to who I am and the horsemanship that got me there. It’s about showcasing each colt to the best of their ability and not letting outside pressures deter me from who I am.”
As well as going down in history as the first ever Road to the Horse duel, both competitors will also, for the first time, select three colts from the Road to the Horse Remuda.
In addition to celebrating our Road to the Horse World Champions at Road to the Horse 2019, fans can look forward to a thrilling tribute to our nation’s Wild West culture. Collectively, the characters of the Wild West had one thing in common, their undeniable passion and partnership with the horse.
Road to the Horse 2019 tickets are available online at www.RoadtotheHorse.com or by calling 800-514-3849.