We’ve been rolling out a colt a day and they’re finally complete. Meet the 12 colts in the AQHA Remuda from the 6666 Ranch that is destined for Road to the Horse 2017.
Years of history, champions and legends are brought together to represent not only the most versatile breed in the world, but one of the most respected ranches in history. Hand selected by the 6666 Ranch Horse Division Manager and past AQHA President, Dr. Glenn Blodgett, these untouched geldings will celebrate their third birthday in 2017.
These colts will make their way to Lexington, KY. The AQHA Remuda from the 6666 Ranch will be presented for sale to the general public during Road to the Horse 2017. For information contact the 6666 Ranch or visit their booth on the main concourse at Road to the Horse 2017.
It’s no secret, being a competitor at Road to the Horse is daunting in both skill and endurance. The World Championship of Colt Starting has a vivid history of testing the world’s best. Each competitor selects one Pen Wrangler of their choice for the event, this is their right-hand-man, their assistant, their timekeeper and their rock, a position not appointed lightly. Road to the Horse 2017 brings a Pen Wrangler lineup like never before. Never in the history of Road to the Horse has every Pen Wrangler presented with such intimate knowledge of the event and never has every Pen Wrangler been a past Road to the Horse Champion or competitor.
“You may not have paid much attention to the Pen Wranglers of the past, but maybe you should have” says Road to the Horse Owner/Producer, Tootie Bland. “They are the eyes, ears, co-strategizers and keepers of the emotions and encouragements that each clinician depends on. This year if I were looking through the panels and saw any one of these Pen Wranglers in my corner I would feel like the US Calvary had just arrived!”
Standing behind the WW Livestock gate of Barbara Cox’s round pen will be the support of her husband and 4x undefeated Road to the Horse World Champion, Chris Cox. Our most decorated Road to the Horse Champion, Chris Cox could author the playbook of this prestigious colt starting competition.
Veteran Road to the Horse competitor Sarah Winters Dawson designated her father and past Road to the Horse 2009 World Champion Richard Winters to act as her Pen Wrangler in 2017. A fan favorite Richard Winters is not only a past Road to the Horse World Champion, both Richard and Sarah have been crowned multiple World Championships in NRCHA competition.
Road to the Horse newcomer and 2017 competitor, Rachelle Valentine also brings with her a wealth of experience with Pen Wrangler and business partner, Sean Patrick. No stranger to Road to the Horse fans, Floridian horseman Sean Patrick has enjoyed much success in the Road to the Horse Wildcard competition.
Road to the Horse 2017 is a celebration of the cowgirl guaranteed to educate, entertain and inspire. With a packed entertainment lineup and an enormous shopping experience, history will certainly be made in 2017. Road to the Horse 2017 tickets are available online at www.RoadtotheHorse.com or by calling 877-772-5425. Follow Road to the Horse on Facebook for the latest information
‘Expect the Unexpected’ is the battle cry of every Road to the Horse fan and Road to the Horse 2017 will answer the battle cry with speed, grace and beauty in a showdown of all drill team showdowns! The grand State of Georgia will send the Diamond D Cowgirls. These Georgia Peaches are well traveled seasoned veterans packed with horsepower and determination. They’ll give the much loved Young Guns 4H Drill Team who won the hearts of Road to the Horse fans in 2016 plus the Lone Star State of Texas best drillers Prime Time Express and Colorado’s own Norwegian Fjord Quadrille, a run for their money.
“Nothing could possibly suit my nature for the need for speed, stellar horsemanship, beautiful horses and cowgirls in charge, than a Drill Team Showdown of megawatt proportions” states Road to the Horse Owner/Producer Tootie Bland. “If you think this is going to be your mama’s typical drill team showdown, you might want to think again!”
The Diamond D Cowgirl Drill Team…
The beautiful, expert riders of the Diamond D Cowgirls perform a full schedule of professional rodeos throughout the southeastern states. As the winners of multiple state and regional drill team competition titles along with being the 2015 and 2016 SEMDTA National Drill Team Champions, spectators are guaranteed a thrilling, crowd pleasing extravaganza! Their fun loving, energetic personalities have crowds cheering for more. With flashy horses and costumes, these friendly, patriotic cowgirls entertain crowds with their spectacular, high speed, precision drill performance. Learn more at www.DiamondDCowgirls.com.
Joining the Diamond D Cowgirl Drill Team is:
The Young Guns 4H Drill Team…
Forming in 1999 from a group of 14 kids, the Young Guns has touched the lives of more than 235 youth in Northern Kentucky. Recently named the 2016 4-H Kentucky State Champions, the Young Guns now hold 9 state titles, 6 reserve state titles, and 4 national titles! The Young Guns just keep rockin’ the horse world and was proud to perform at Road to the Horse 2016.
Meet Prime Time Express…
Prime Time Express performs at exhibitions, rodeos and parades, and competes against other mounted drill teams from across the USA where they have won many state and national titles. Recently, at the 2016 National Competition, Prime Time Express won the 2016 Sports Quest Cup Ride of Champions.
The Starfire Farm Norwegian Fjord Quadrille….
The Norwegian Fjord Quadrille is a collaborative of Fjord Horses and riders from Starfire Farm in Berthoud, Colorado; Gina DeSantis of Let’s Dance Dressage in Clearfield, Pennsylvania; Lisa Calder of Mindful Horsemanship in French Corral, California and other Fjord horses and their riders from the Midwest.
Learn more about the Road to the Horse 2017 entertainers here.
Road to the Horse 2017 tickets on sale now….
Barbara Cox, Sarah Winters Dawson and Rachelle Valentine have been announced as competitors at Road to the Horse 2017, they will be joined by a soon to be announced, fourth competitor. Road to the Horse 2017 will return to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, on March 23-26, 2017. Road to the Horse 2017 tickets are available online at www.RoadtotheHorse.com or by calling 877-772-5425. Follow Road to the Horse on Facebook for the latest information