Road to the Horse Showcases Trainers Worldwide
Trainers from across the globe are set to compete at this year’s Road to the Horse in Lexington, Kentucky, aboard newly started American Quarter Horses.
January 12, 2014
The American Quarter Horse Association
The American Quarter Horse Association is a proud sponsor of the 2014 Road to the Horse International. This year’s event is March 13-16 in Lexington, Kentucky, and will showcase trainers from across the globe.
The 2014 Road to the Horse Wild Card competition features seven horsemen who chose a horse last year from the AQHA remuda, a group of 3-year-old American Quarter Horses with little-to-no prior handling. The seven competitors have spent the past 12 months building a relationship with their selected partner in preparation for the Wild Card competition at the March event.
The winner will immediately become a 2014 Road to the Horse contender, competing alongside Dan Steers of Australia, Jonathan Field of Canada and Antoine Cloux of Switzerland in the World Championship of Colt Starting. They’ll have limited amounts of time over three days in which to train a colt, with emcees describing their work and interviewing the competitors to help spectators follow along.
The American Quarter Horses are selected from the legendary Four Sixes Ranch, an AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeder from Guthrie, Texas, where the horses are carefully bred for cow sense, speed and agility. The Four Sixes is one of the original Zoetis-AQHA Best Remuda Award winners. The ranch has built time-tested pedigrees for more than 140 years and provides Road to the Horse with some of the finest-bred American Quarter Horses.
At Road to the Horse, spectators witness each clinician’s horsemanship abilities as they saddle, bridle and ride the 3-year-olds through a series of obstacles, including a grand finale trail course that will determine the 2014 World Champion Colt Starter.
Seats are selling fast, so purchase tickets now by calling 877-772-5425 or purchasing tickets online.
As a viewer, you have the opportunity to take part in the Road to the Horse competition by following the trainers’ progress and betting on which one you believe will be the champion through the Road to the Horse Facebook page.
Do you think you have the drive and determination to be a Road to the Horse world champion in 2015? If so, follow your dreams and apply today!
For more information on the Road to the Horse International 2014, visit www.roadtothehorse.com.
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