Celebrating Great Horsemanship
Annual gathering honors legendary horsemen Ray Hunt and Tom Dorrance.
November 30, 2015
A Legacy of Legends
“It’s all about passing on what these great horsemen shared with those of us fortunate enough to have spent time with them,” said Buck Brannaman about A Legacy of Legends.
The 2016 Gathering will be held March 11, 12 and 13 at the WR Watt Arena in Fort Worth, Texas, and will feature classes and demonstrations by some of today’s most renowned horsemen and horsewoman – all following the teachings of Ray Hunt and Tom Dorrance.
“These two men devoted their lives to bringing about a deeper understanding of the horse,” said Ray Hunt’s widow, Carolyn Hunt, who along with Brannaman co-founded of A Legacy of Legends. “We want to make certain their knowledge keeps getting handed down.”
This year’s list of returning presenters include Ray Hunt’s grandson and performance horse trainer Jaton Lord, NRCHA champion Nick Dowers, cutting horse trainer and futurity champion Wayne Robinson, along with Buck Brannaman and his daughter Reata Brannaman, colt starting instructor at Montana State University.
New to the event, clinicians Ricky Quinn and Mark Schwarm will start colts, as will 2013 Legacy of Legends scholarship recipient Jacob Schwarm. Also on the program, professional dressage trainer and rider Susan Hopkins will demonstrate how she uses the teachings of Hunt and Dorrance in her discipline, and herding dog trainer Mindy Bowe will show how she applies their philosophies to working dogs.
Not only an enriching learning experience, the gathering also offers serious students of the horse an opportunity to meet and exchange insights with the presenters and other accomplished riders, artists, craftsmen, gear makers and equine industry leaders.
Proceeds from the event help support the Legacy of Legends Scholarship Program, which pairs students with mentors who worked directly with either of the two legends.
“It’s so rewarding to see Ray and Tom’s teachings being passed along and shared the way they intended,” Carolyn Hunt said.
Visit www.aLegacyofLegends.com for event schedule, tickets, hotel packages and other information.