What is the Road to the Horse Competition?
by siteadmin | Thu, Jul 09, 2015
The Road to the Horse Competition is a unique demonstration of the bond between horses and people. Top trainers from all over the world choose untouched, young range raised, three year old Quarter Horses from the large Remuda provided by the Texas 666 Ranch.
In just two days and approximately four hours, each participant must teach their equine partner to lead, saddle and be ridden. On the third and final day, the horse and rider team are tested with an obstacle course.
Tootie Bland created and produces the Road to the Horse competion as a strategy to promote a kinder gentler way of handling young horses. It combines education with the message that is derived from the demonstrations of natural horsemanship that each trainer stamps with his or her own unique method of training. Thousands of spectators flock to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington to attend.
Competitors this year will be Dan Steers from Australia, Antoine Cloux from Switzerland, Jonathan Field from Canada and a wild card, one of seven people competing to make it into the main competition. 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.