Road to the Horse Wild Cards Announced
Road to the Horse owner and producer Tootie Bland is known for creating a spectacular event, full of surprises and fans at Road to the Horse 2013 will witness the biggest surprise yet. After much anticipation and an exhausting application process, Bland is excited to announce the Road to the Horse Wild Cards.
After Road to the Horse 2013 competitors Guy McLean, Sarah Winters, Dan James and Obbie Schlom select their colts for the competition; the successful Wild Card applicants will then make their selection from the AQHA Remuda from the 6666 Ranch. From Kentucky, the Wild Cards will take their chosen mounts home, where they will spend the following year building a partnership and continuing their training, until Road to the Horse 2014.
In 2014, these 6666 Ranch raised colts will then return to Road to the Horse with their trainers, where they will compete for the title of Wild Card Champion. The Wild Card Champion will then immediately step into the Road to the Horse 2014 round pen, where they will have a once in a life-time opportunity to compete for the World Championship of Colt Starting title.
When the chance became available to step into the Road to the Horse round pen, the talent was overwhelming, but only a select few could be accepted. The Wild cards are:
James Anderson of Strathmore, Alberta Canada
Trevor Carter of Farwell, Texas
James Cooler of Summerfield, North Carolina
Jon Ensign of Belgrade, Montana
Mary Kitzmiller of Kemp, Texas
Kerry Kuhn of Pratt, Kansas
Sean Patrick of New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Adam Tarpley of Merkel, Texas
About Road to the Horse: (March 15-17, 2013- Lexington, Kentucky) Road to the Horse is an exclusive horsemanship experience that combines valuable education and thrilling entertainment!
A competition untouched by others, tests skill, experience and colt training prowess, Road to the Horse dares elite horse trainers to create a trusting partnership with an untouched 3-year-old Quarter Horse. The test begins with the selection, choosing only one remuda horse from a highly respected ranch; competitors have just three days to build a working relationship. With disruptive sounds, exhilarating sights and adrenaline-pumping time constraints each competitor must face the final trial, an obstacle course. Only one can walk away with the Colt Starting World Champion title. 2013 marks an exceptional milestone, the 10th anniversary of Road to the Horse.