Results: Mike Major Takes Top Honors at Road to the Horse 2022

Road to the Horse 2022 made its triumphant return to the Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena for the first time since 2019. Master colt-starters Brandi Lyons, Mike Major, Pat Parelli and Glenn Stewart treated fans to an educational journey and an amazing display of horsemanship as they formed partnerships with horses from the 6666 Ranch. Ultimately, Mike Major of Bowie, Texas, took home top honors claiming the World Championship of Colt Starting title and his share of the $125,000 purse aboard YELLOWHOUSE CANYON (#8, Jesses Topaz x Last Call For Gin, by Bet Hesa Cat)

“Every moment was magical,” stated Texas horseman Mike Major. Major let his horsemanship take priority throughout the competition. “I let the horse lead me to where we’re going. It gets easy, when you listen to the horse and let that horse tell you exactly what you need to do next. Road to the Horse is such a great production and this win means a lot to me.”

Mike Major claimed both Round 1 and Round 2 victories receiving a $5,000 bonus for each round win. Canadian horseman Glenn Stewart displayed a strong finish on Championship Sunday, adding a $5,000 Round 3 bonus check to his earnings. In total, Mike Major finished the event with $85,000 in earnings. Glenn Stewart finished in second place, adding $20,000 to his $5,000 Round 3 winning, for a $25,000 total payout. Pat Parelli was awarded $10,000 for his third-place finish and Brandi Lyons, $5,000 for her fourth-place finish.

The Road to the Horse 2022 Remuda from the 6666 Ranch featured eleven three-year-old colts, representing the world’s best AQHA bloodlines. Brandi Lyons selected the red roan gelding GUTHRIE MAYOR (#3), Pat Parelli picked NATURAL STYLISH (#11), and Glenn Stewart selected METALLIC WRAPPER (#2).

Additionally, Dr. Glenn Blodgett was tasked with the honor of selecting the Jack Brainard Horsemanship Award Winner, in memory of the late legend Jack Brainard. Dr. Glenn Blodgett selected Mike Major of the recipient of this inaugural award for his outstanding ability to observe, analyze and apply horsemanship methods that best suited his colt.

“Road to the Horse 2022 was packed with talent. From our Championship Competitors, to our entertainers and guest clinicians, fans were treated to world-class horsemanship from start to finish,” stated Morris Equine Group President Tina Battock. “It was a privilege to watch each horseman and woman perform. The event was an amazing reflection of everyone’s unyielding love of the horse.”

Complete Road to the Horse 2022 scores are available at Road to the Horse 2023 takes place at the Kentucky Horse Park on March 23-26, 2023. Tickets are available at or by calling 800-514-3849. Follow Road to the Horse on Facebook for the latest information.

Combined Totals: 

Brandi LyonsMike MajorPat ParelliGlenn Stewart
Round 1237242174.5213
Round 2220251.5221222
Round 3 398502468504.5


Colt: #8 Yellowhouse Canyon (Jesses Topaz x Last Call for Gin)

RTTH 2022 Earnings:

  • Round 1 Winner: $5,000
  • Round 2 Winner: $5,000
  • Overall World Champion: $75,000


Colt: #2 Metallic Wrapper (Metallic Masterpiece x Mink Wrapper)

RTTH 2022 Earnings:

  • Round 3 Winner: $5,000
  • Overall: Reserve World Champion $20,000


Colt: #11 Natural Stylish (Natural Bottom x Stylish Kittie)

RTTH 2022 Earnings:

  • Overall: 3rd Place – $10,000


Colt: #3 Guthrie Mayor (Guthrie City Limits x Whiskey And Quail)

RTTH 2022 Earnings:

  • Overall: 4th Place – $5,000