• RTTH Owner/Producer Tootie Bland named 2016 Equine Industry Vision Award Finalist

    rtthHomepageFeaturedImage-tootieSouth Daytona, FL (April 18, 2016) – Zoetis and American Horse Publications (AHP) are proud to announce four finalists have been selected for the 2016 Equine Industry Vision Award. Sponsored by Zoetis, the Equine Industry Vision Award is intended to recognize ingenuity and service as well as benefit the equine industry by inspiring these qualities in others.

    “Every year since 2002, the horse community has brought attention to the visionaries in the horse industry,” says Christine W. Brune, AHP executive director. “In recognizing these nominees, we learn of those whose dedication and service have impacted our industry and our horses in a positive way.”

    The six members of the Equine Industry Vision Award Committee reviewed the nominations and narrowed the list of 16 nominees to four candidates. The committee selected the following finalists:

    • Tootie Bland, creator, owner, and producer of Road to the Horse, the original colt-starting competition;
    • Gary Carpenter, NRHA Commissioner, whose lifelong career impacts nearly every facet of the horse industry including AQHA, AAEP, The Jockey Club, Arabian Horse Trust, and Colorado State University’s equine programs;
    • EQUUS Foundation, a foundation dedicated to improving the quality of life of horses, promoting the use of horses to enrich the lives of those in need, and educating the public about the horse’s unique ability to empower, teach and heal; and
    • Retired Racehorse Project, a charitable organization that facilitates placing ex-racehorses in second careers by increasing demand for them in the riding markets and serving the farms, organizations and trainers that prepare them for second careers.

    “A nomination for the Equine Industry Vision Award is an honor in itself,” says Brune. “It recognizes these individuals and organizations for making a significant difference in the horse world.”

    The Finalists will be judged on their performance in relation to the achievement(s) cited and their demonstration of the following attributes and abilities: 1) The vision and innovation of a true pioneer; 2) Leadership, commitment, dedication and willingness to serve; 3) Original and effective ideas and/or products, services, programs; 4) High moral, ethical and professional standards. The AHP Board of Directors and a representative from Zoetis will vote to select the winner.

    The official announcement of the winner and presentation of the award will be made at the Equine Industry Vision Award Breakfast on Friday, June 17, 2016 during the AHP May the Horse Be with You Seminar in Orlando, Florida. The recipient will be presented with the Equine Industry Vision Award Trophy created by master artisan Peter Wayne Yenawine.

    Previous recipients of the Equine Industry Vision Award are Alexander Mackay-Smith in 2002, Don Burt in 2003, the American Quarter Horse Association in 2004, John Ryan Gaines in 2005, Stanley Bergstein in 2006, David O’Connor in 2007, Sally Swift in 2008, Charlotte Brailey Kneeland in 2009, John Nicholson in 2010, Robert E. Cacchione in 2011, Equine Land Conservation Resource in 2012, Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) in 2013, Patti Colbert in 2014, and Gayle Ecker in 2015.

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    American Horse Publications is a professional association dedicated to promoting excellence in equine media and better understanding and communication within the equine publishing industry. For more information, please contact: Chris Brune, American Horse Publications at ahorsepubs@aol.com or 386-760-7743 or visit the AHP Web site at www.americanhorsepubs.org.

    Zoetis (zō-EH-tis) is the leading animal health company, dedicated to supporting its customers and their businesses. Building on more than 60 years of experience in animal health, Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and markets veterinary vaccines and medicines, complemented by diagnostic products and genetic tests and supported by a range of services. Zoetis serves veterinarians, livestock producers and people who raise and care for farm and companion animals with sales of its products in more than 100 countries. In 2015, the company generated annual revenue of $4.8 billion with approximately 9,000 employees. For more information, visit www.zoetisUS.com.

     

  • Horse Stays First Priority at Road to the Horse 2016

    dowerswinner“It’s an honor. I am so proud of my horsemanship, to win an event like the NRCHA Futurity, then to win Road to the Horse and tie the two together, that’s just huge” stated the emotional Dowers right after his win. When asked what helped him take the title, the answer was easy for Dowers, “Being myself and staying true to what I do.” Equaled in class and charisma, the 6666 ranch colt Seven Attraction carried Dowers to his first World Championship of Colt Starting title.

    Winters won Round One displaying outstanding horsemanship and incurred no penalties. Although it was not a popular choice, Anderson did incur a score and time penalty after a Violation of a Rest Period for his colt. This resulted in both a penalty to Anderson’s score in Round Two and a reduced working time in Round Three. Road to the Horse has always placed, and always will place the horse as first priority.

    Dowers’ captivating personality and inspiring training philosophies captured the hearts of every horse lover in the stadium. Seven Attraction seemed to collect as many fans along the road as Dowers. This outstanding, intelligent and athletic sorrel colt had something special, the same something special fans saw in Dowers. If fans didn’t know who Nick Dowers was before, they certainly know now.

    Not only did Dowers walk away with the World Championship, he was also awarded the Jack Brainard Horsemanship Award. Awarded and presented by Jack Brainard, this award goes to the horseman or horsewoman that excels in their power of observation to correctly analyze the best approach and then apply that method as smoothly as possible for the horse’s best interest.

    Brand new in 2016, fans of Road to the Horse also enjoyed a LIVE broadcast by www.bonkotv.com as well as a LIVE play by play radio coverage by www.HorseRadioNetwork.com. Replays are available on both platforms.

    In true Road to the Horse style, Road to the Horse Owner/Producer Tootie Bland surprised the crowd by announcing two competitors for Road to the Horse 2017. Both Sarah Dawson and Barbara Cox were named as competitors in a very special ladies only version of Road to the Horse which is scheduled for March 23-26, 2017.

    Sarah Dawson, daughter of Road to the Horse 2009 World Champion Richard Winters will return to Road to the Horse in 2017. Dawson is a past competitor to Road to the Horse, having competed in 2013. A seasoned clinician and competitor, fans are excited to welcome Sarah back to the round pen.

    Barbara Cox, wife of four time undefeated Road to the Horse World Champion Chris Cox, will enter the Road to the Horse round pen for the very first time in 2017.

    Tickets on sale now. Click here.

  • LIVE Broadcast Scheduled for Road to the Horse 2016

    webcast4As the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park fills to capacity for Road to the Horse 2016, alternatives were researched to bring the action to fans around the globe. Ride the Remuda Productions is proud to partner with Bonko TV to bring horse lovers, a state of the art LIVE broadcast.

    Fans won’t miss a minute of the action, as they enjoy front row seats to the 2016 World Championship of Colt Starting on any electronic device. Whether you watch it on your ipad, iphone, smartphone, tablet, laptop or TV, fans will enjoy hassle free streaming and 24/7 customer support. LIVE coverage will begin March 18 and will extend until the new World Champion has been crowned on March 20, 2016.

    Bonko TV is a leader in the next generation of streaming television which is accessible via broadband devices and online at www.bonkotv.com. More information can be found on www.bonkotv.com or at www.RoadtotheHorse.com.

    Road to the Horse 2016 is already an epic battle in the making. In an electrifying mix between past World Champions and new blood, this is a World Championship of Colt Starting title that will come down to the wire as veteran Horseman’s Host Richard Winters challenges 2x Road to the Horse World Champion and well known Australian Horseman, Clinton Anderson. Add Road to the Horse newcomer and NRCHA Open Futurity Champion, Nick Dowers to the mix and the race for the World Championship of Colt Starting Gist buckle is wide open.

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  • Need to Know Information for Fans at Road to the Horse 2016!

    Before the event….

    Wednesday March 2, 2016, will be the last day to join as a Roadie. The website will no longer be accepting renewals or new members as we prepare to make our way to Lexington, KY. Fans can join or renew at Road to the Horse 2016. Join/renew online here.

    At the event:

    Daily…..

    Thursday March 17, 2016

    Fans will get a chance to kick off Road to the Horse 2016 with a St Patrick’s Day celebration in the dirt! They’ll meet the competitors and the horses, and enjoy fun activities on the arena floor. The AQHA Remuda from the 6666 Ranch, will enjoy some free time in a large section of the arena, where the fans can meet them face to face for the very first time. AQHA President and 6666 Ranch Resident Veterinarian, Dr. Glenn Blodgett will be on hand to answer questions and introduce the colts.

    fanupdatesAll Road to the Horse 2016 activities on March 17, 2016, are FREE to the public and doors will open to the public at 1:00pm. Fans will enjoy shopping in our largest Marketplace ever as the Mounted Shooters of America, kick off the action at 1:30pm. A special early Meet and Greet will start with the competitors from 5:00pm to 6:00pm and the arena floor will be opened for the Shamrock Remuda Carnival from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

    Friday March 18, 2016

    Friday is Meet N Greet on the arena floor at 9:30am to 10:30am.  Arrive early before the main activities and get your autographs, pics and say hi to the celebrities of Road to the Horse.

    Friday is Wear Day at Road to the Horse. Wear your Road to the Horse Swag and you could be a lucky prize winner!

    Saturday March 19, 2016

    Saturday is Sign Day at Road to the Horse. Make a banner to show your favorite competitor support and you could be a lucky prize winner!

    FullSizeRender-jimmy-1-webOn Saturday, one lucky Double Dan Horsemanship Insider will be randomly selected to win a 6666 Ranch bred colt. Learn more about the Double Dan Horsemanship Insider Program here.

    Message from Dan James of Double Dan Horsemanship: AKA ‘Jimmy’ was started by Jim Anderson during Road to the Horse 2015. Jimmy has been with the team at Double Dan Horsemanship and friends, since the conclusion of RTTH 2015. At the time that one lucky DDH Insider wins Jimmy when drawn on Satuday March 19 at RTTH 2016, Jimmy will have had close to 10 months worth of training and care from DDH. His education has consisted of basic riding, covering all fundamentals such as, leg yield , shoulder in reverse arch, lead departures , counter canter, basic spins and roll backs, and backing up under saddle. Jimmy has also traveled to numerous events and been exposed to many situations, appearing at many clinics and demo’s. He also has a great basic liberty foundation, consisting of mark training, and the lay down. Jimmy is going to be an exceptional partner for a life full of fun, learning and adventure.

    Sunday March 20, 2016

    Cowboy Church with Carter Edmondson, starts at 9:15am.

     

    All Weekend…..

    Get your Official RTTH 2016 Program!

    This is one jam-packed program….includes competitor bios, their favorite recipes, 6666 Ranch information, AQHA Remuda information and pedigrees, vendor shopping maps plus 20 things you didn’t know about RTTH Owner/Producer Tootie Bland!

    Visit the RTTH Booth

    You can’t miss it. It’s right at the main entrance. Check out our latest swag plus enjoy our new #RTTH photo booth, where you can enjoy endless selfies with printed cutouts of your favorite RTTH celebrities!

    Shop!

    Visit our sponsors on the main concourse or enter the RTTH Marketplace. Complete Vendor list available here. Complete event schedule to plan your shopping time here.

    Bring your AQHA Paperwork to Road to the Horse 2016

    Visit the American Quarter Horse Association on the main concourse at Road to the Horse 2016 and…..
    – Join AQHA or renew your membership and get a free gift!
    – Transfer a horse for only $20 (AQHA members pricing)
    – Subscribe to the American Quarter Horse Journal
    – Look up records on your horse.
    – Receive expedited service.
    – Get all your questions about membership and registration in person.

    Road to the Horse 2017 Tickets

    Road to the Horse 2017 will take place at the Kentucky Horse Park March 23 – 26, 2017. Legacy Tickets are available on March 8-17, 2016 by calling 877-772-5425 or at the Alltech Arena on March 17. All Roadie tickets are available starting March 18, 2016, at the Alltech Arena. Tickets go on sale to the general public starting March 19, 2016 at the Alltech Arena, on RoadtotheHorse.com or by calling 877-772-5425.

    LIVE Broadcast

    For your friends who cannot make it to the event, or if you would just like to watch the action Road to the Horse 2016 again when you return. Learn more at Bonko Tv here.

    LIVE Coverage by Horse Radio Network 

    Horse Radio Network with Horseloverz.com is pleased to announce its live coverage of Road to the Horse for all three days of this premier colt starting competition on March 18-20, 2016.   Competing for this year’s crown are Clinton Anderson, Nick Dowers and Richard Winters.

    This year’s live broadcasts will include 90 minute shows on Friday and Saturday mornings from 9:00 to 10:30 am eastern time hosted by Glenn the Geek and Mary Kitzmiller.  HRN-LogoOn the third and final day of the competition Glenn & Mary will be ringside, bringing all of the fun and excitement for the full four hours, right up to the crowning of the champion!

    For the first time ever equestrians around the world will be able to hear FREE live play by play action from the finals of the event using any smart device by going to www.HorsesInTheMorning.com and clicking on the Listen Live button.  All six hours of educational and entertaining coverage will also be available as a podcast after the event via iTunes or the Horse Radio Network App for iPhone or Android.

    Co-Host Mary Kitzmiller is a two time Road to Horse Wildcard competitor and respected horse trainer from Texas.  Co-Host Glenn the Geek is founder of the Horse Radio Network and host of the popular HORSES IN THE MORNING show. This exclusive online radio coverage is brought to you with the support of Horseloverz.com, Cashel Products, A Little Pet Vet, Horseware and the Clarion Hotel Lexington.

  • Road to the Horse Introduces 2016 Judges Panel

    A critical ingredient to the making of the 2016 World Champion of Colt Starting, the Road to the Horse Judges Panel combines the best equine experts across various disciplines. Each judge lends their professional experience and personal expertise to carefully evaluate each competitor based on set competition criteria.

    “Road to the Horse judges are selected from every facet of the equine industry. While some have experience with ranch, rodeo and performance horses, others have experience with breeding, educating and research. Combined they create the ultimate judging panel to determine who will win the title, prestige and honor of being named the next Road to the Horse World Champion!” states Road to the Horse Owner/Producer Tootie Bland.

    The judging of Road to the Horse is based on specific colt starting criteria, while protecting the well-being of the horse. Judging takes into account that every horse is an individual and that there are many methods of horsemanship that are “natural” or respectful of the horse, its nature and how they learn.

    Judges watch and score every moment of interaction at Road to the Horse, it is not just the performance in the obstacle course that decides the next World Champion but every step and breath taken from beginning to end.

    An event like no other, the judges put their reputations on the line deciding who has done the best job developing a partnership built on trust and respect.

    The Road to the Horse judges include Jack Brainard, Dr. Jim Heird, Craig Cochran Haythorn , Cody Lambert, Barbra Schulte and Jeff Williams. Assisting the judges at Road to the Horse 2016 will be Judges Steward, Stormy Mullins.

     

    Jack Brainard: Trainer, Breeder, Judge, Leader, Teacher, Author, Mentor and Friend are all accurate labels of Jack Brainard of Tioga, Texas, long known for his contributions to the equine industry and his lifelong commitment to horses and the people who enjoy them. Jack Brainard has bred and trained horses for over 53 years and judged for a variety of national horse associations for over 40 years. A true veteran judge of colt staring, Jack Brainard has never missed a year at Road to the Horse. He has judged every competitor, at every event.

    Dr. Jim Heird:  Dr. Jim Heird is Executive Professor and Coordinator of the Equine Initiative and holder of the Glenn Blodgett Equine Chair at Texas A&M University. Dr. Heird has an international reputation in the field of equine sciences. He has lectured on numerous topics both nationally and internationally. He has been a successful judging team coach, teacher, researcher and extension specialist. Road to the Horse 2016, will be Dr. Heird’s third year to judge the World Championship of Colt Starting.

    Craig Cochran Haythorn: Craig Cochran Haythorn is a fourth generation rancher. He has contributed significantly to the Quarter Horse industry, while preserving his heritage and the western way of life. Craig’s many honors include: Outstanding Rancher award, the Western Horseman’s “Horseman of the Year”, Remuda Inaugural Award presented by AQHA in 1992, a three time winner of the Longhorn Best of the Midwest and the Legacy Award presented by the AQHA. Craig’s understanding and excellence in developing the foundation of successful working horses makes him the perfect candidate for the Road to the Horse Judges Panel.

    Cody Lambert: Cody Lambert, a Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame inductee and ten time National Finals Rodeo qualifier in bull riding and saddle bronc riding, Cody has a long and storied history in the world of horses. Cody is the Livestock Director for the Professional Bull Riders and served as Vice President of the PBR Board of Directors. An accomplished horse trainer in his own right, Road to the Horse 2016 will represent Cody’s fifth year judging the World Championship of Colt Starting.

    Barbra Schulte: Barbra Schulte is a professional Cutting Horse Trainer, Personal Performance Coach, Author, Speaker, Clinician, and Equine Consultant. Barbra has published four books, Cutting, One Run at a Time, The Gift, The Little Book of Cutting Tips, and Healing Thoughts on Loss, Grief and Horses. In 2012, Barbra was inducted into the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame. The perfect role model for women in the equine industry, Road to the Horse is proud to welcome Barbara Schulte to the Judges Panel, where she will be the fourth lady to judge the World Championship of Colt Starting.

    Jeff Williams: Jeff Williams has been starting colts for numerous long-time clients that include the Haythorn Ranch, King Ranch, Beggs Ranch, Matador Ranch, Espuela Ranch, and the Muleshoe Ranch for over 20 years. Not only does Jeff Williams have an in-depth and lifelong understanding of the elements that create a perfect foundation for a developing colt, this is a cowboy who lives every day in the saddle. This combination, makes him the perfect candidate for the Road to the Horse 2016 Judges Panel.

    View the full profile of each individual judge here

    Road to the Horse 2016 is already an epic battle in the making. In an electrifying mix between past World Champions and new blood, this is a World Championship of Colt Starting title that will come down to the wire as veteran Horseman’s Host Richard Winters challenges 2x Road to the Horse World Champion and well known Australian Horseman, Clinton Anderson. Add Road to the Horse newcomer and NRCHA Open Futurity Champion, Nick Dowers to the mix and the race for the World Championship of Colt Starting Gist buckle is wide open.

    Road to the Horse 2016 will return to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY on March 18 – 20, 2016. Road to the Horse 2016 tickets are available online at www.RoadtotheHorse.com or by calling 877-772-5425.

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  • You’ve Seen their Photos. Now Press Play.

    remudavideos1For the very first time ever at Road to the Horse! See the colts in the AQHA Remuda from the 6666 Ranch in action. Not only can you see images and pedigree information on each colt, now you’ll be able to witness their cadence and style!

    Two ways to see the videos…

    1) Visit the information page on each colt here at RoadtotheHorse.com. Then, click on the image of the horse you would like to learn more about. On each horse’s information tile, you will see a link for VIDEO. Click VIDEO. This will open a new tab, where you will be able to watch the video.

    2) To see the complete YouTube playlist for all 11 colt videos, simply click here.

  • Meet Team Four Sixes

    We couldn’t be more excited to introduce to you the stars of Road to the Horse 2016. The accumulation of generations of meticulous planning and genetics. Years of history, champions and legends brought together to represent not only the most versatile breed in the world, but one of the most respected ranches in history.

    The AQHA Remuda from the 6666 Ranch will comprise of 11 three year old geldings, all born and raised on the 6666 Ranch. One by one, day by day, we’ll introduce you to an up and coming star.

    Learn more about the entire AQHA Remuda from the 6666 Ranch coming to RTTH 2016 here.

     

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  • AQHA President Dr. Glenn Blodgett Leads AA Post Parade on RTTH 2011 World Champion Colt

    AQHA President Dr. Glenn Blodgett will lead the All American Futurity post parade on a Road to the Horse World Champion.

    IMG952980The All American Futurity, held each Labor Day at Ruidoso Downs in Ruidoso, New Mexico, is one of American Quarter Horse racing’s most prestigious events.

    Tens of thousands will gather to watch the event, which offers a $3 million purse, the richest race for 2-year-old horses, regardless of breed, in the world. The winner will earn $1.5 million.

    Presiding over the event is AQHA President Dr. Glenn Blodgett of Guthrie, Texas, who will lead the All American Futurity post parade aboard the horse Perfect Performance.

    Perfect Performance is a 7-year-old gray gelding bred and raised by Dr. Blodgett’s employer, Burnett Ranches LLC. Perfect Performance partnered with horseman Chris Cox to win the Road to the Horse 2011. They earned $10,000 for the victory and the horse has remained in training with Chris.

    The Road to the Horse is an annual event that pits top trainers against each other in a training competition. The trainers are given unstarted young horses and gentle them in front of a crowd. The Road to the Horse 2016 is scheduled for March 18-20 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.

    Dr. Blodgett is a longtime employee of Burnett Ranches and its Four Sixes Ranch, serving as resident veterinarian and manager of the horse division. He is the president of AQHA, the largest equine breed organization in the world. Burnett Ranches is also the co-breeder of All American Futurity finalist Sky Bo Dash.

    Perfect Performance is a gelding by Sixes Pick and out of the Special Effort mare Best Performance. Both sire and dam are homebreds off the ranch, with Sixes Pick being an accomplished cow horse and Versatility Ranch Horse world champion. Perfect Performance’s dam is a daughter of AQHA Hall of Fame member Special Effort, and traces to the Four Sixes’ good producer Natural as her fourth dam.6666blodgett

    Road to the Horse Owner/Producer Tootie Bland will be present at Ruidoso Downs to witness the Road to the Horse graduate lead the fastest horses in the world down the track.

    Perfect Performance is cataloged to be sold at the Return to the Remuda Sale on October 10 at the Four Sixes Ranch.

    For more information on the All American Futurity, visit www.aqharacing.com.

  • Craig Cameron returns to Road to the Horse 2016 as New Horseman’s Host

    cameronweb1With five year veteran Horseman’s Host Richard Winters trading his microphone for a lariat, Road to the Horse was hunting for a substitute. It’s not easy to find a knowledgeable horseman, who’s a fan favorite, to guide a sold out Alltech Arena through the unforgettable journey of Road to the Horse but Road to the Horse Owner/Producer Tootie Bland turned to the history books to produce something special. Like Richard Winters, Craig Cameron is a past Road to the Horse World Champion and is adorned by many.  A cowboy, a horseman, a clinician and now a Horseman’s Host, Craig Cameron couldn’t be more excited to put down his lariat and pick up the microphone.

    “If there’s a veteran of Road to the Horse, it’s Craig Cameron” states Road to the Horse Owner and Producer Tootie Bland. “Craig’s role as a competitor at Road to the Horse has spanned over eight years. Craig’s megawatt smile, captivating personality, unbiased opinion and expert colt-starting knowledge made him a perfect fit to join Host Matt West, as our new Horseman’s Host in 2016.”

    A Native Texan, Craig Cameron is on the road more than 44 weeks a year, covering 80,000 miles demonstrating the style of horsemanship he has perfected in the last 23 years. Craig dedicates himself to those who educate their horses by first educating themselves. At an age where most have long since retired the thought of starting colts, Craig Cameron, known as “The Cowboy’s Clinician,” starts hundreds of horses each year; plus hosts multiple four-day clinics held at his ranches in Bluff Dale, TX, and in Lincoln, NM, which are blended with education and entertainment. Craig’s hard work has not gone unnoticed. In 2002, he was awarded the prestigious Working Cowboy of the Year award by the American Cowboy Culture Awards Committee. Craig is also featured weekly in Hoof Beats on cable TV and is a regular on RFD-TV. Cameron’s cowboy humor, often compared to Will Rogers, and his common sense approach are opening the eyes of horses and horse enthusiasts world-wide.

    Road to the Horse 2016 is already an epic battle in the making. In an electrifying mix between past World Champions and new blood, this is a World Championship of Colt Starting title that will come down to the wire as veteran Horseman’s Host Richard Winters challenges 2x Road to the Horse World Champion and well known Australian Horseman, Clinton Anderson. Add Road to the Horse newcomer and NRCHA Open Futurity Champion, Nick Dowers to the mix and the race for the World Championship of Colt Starting Gist buckle is wide open.

    Road to the Horse 2016 will return to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY on March 18 – 20, 2016. Road to the Horse 2016 tickets are available online at www.RoadtotheHorse.com or by calling 877-772-5425.

  • Is Richard Winters All Hat and No Cattle?

    Winters-3Since 2011, Road to the Horse fans have been guided by the commentary of Richard Winters. For years, every round pen session and every obstacle course has been led by the familiar and knowledgeable voice of Winters. In 2016, Winters will trade his sport jacket for a pair of old leggings and his microphone for a rope, as he opens the gate and enters the Road to the Horse round pen as a competitor. Can Winters conquer the Championship that he has discussed in every detail? Will Winters be able to stand behind his commentary? Fans at Road to the Horse 2016 will discover the answers to these questions.

    “This is a big deal” testifies Richard Winters. “There are a lot of great horsemen and women who would have liked to have received this invitation. As Horsemen’s Host, I’ve been talking the talk for several years. Now it’s time to get out and ride. Cheryl and I will see you all in Lexington!”

    “There’s an old West Texas saying among horsemen, is he all hat and no cattle?” states Road to the Horse Owner and Producer Tootie Bland. “We’re excited to invite our five year veteran Horseman’s Host, Richard Winters to lay down his microphone and step into the Road to the Horse round pen. Winters is a talented horseman and a past Road to the Horse World Champion. There is no doubt, Richard Winters is all cattle.”

    For over 35 years, Winters has dedicated himself to honing his horsemanship skills and to passing this knowledge to others. Winters’ credentials extend from the rodeo arena and high desert ranches of the West, to being a highly sought after trainer, horsemanship clinician and expo presenter.

    Richard Winters’ horsemanship journey has earned him Colt Starting and Horse Showing Championship titles, including a World Championship in the National Reined Cow Horse Association, where he is also an AA rated judge. Most recently, in 2015, Winters earned the NRCHA Hackamore Circuit Championship title in Pueblo, Colorado. Richard was also the Limited Open Derby Champion in Paso Robles, California. Winters international travels include Canada, Australia, Mexico, Sweden, Scotland, Brazil, and Poland. Richard Winters Horsemanship television show can be seen on Dish Networks HRTV- Channel 398.

    A World Championship of Colt Starting title will not come easy for Winters in 2016. Winters will face 2x Road to the Horse World Champion and well known Australian Horseman Clinton Anderson and NRCHA Open Futurity Champion, Nick Dowers.Winters-2

    Road to the Horse 2016 will return to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY on March 18 – 20, 2016. Road to the Horse 2016 tickets are available online at www.RoadtotheHorse.com or by calling 877-772-5425.

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