Traditional Spanish Charro to Entertain at 2011 Road to the Horse Legends

Adding to the excitement of the 2011 Road to the Horse Legends featuring Pat Parelli, Chris Cox and Clinton Anderson, Tomas Garcilazo will present La Charreria a combination of refined horsemanship andAdding to the excitement of the 2011 Road to the Horse Legends featuring Pat Parelli, Chris Cox and Clinton Anderson, Tomas Garcilazo will present La Charreria a combination of refined horsemanship and

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Adding to the excitement of the 2011 Road to the Horse Legends featuring Pat Parelli, Chris Cox and Clinton Anderson, Tomas Garcilazo will present La Charreria a combination of refined horsemanship and rope artistry. One of the world’s finest traditional Spanish charros, Garcilazo will wow an already sold-out audience at the Tennessee Miller Coliseum in Murfreesboro, TN on February 25-27, 2011.

A third generation charro, Garcilazo incorporates Spanish tradition, colorful costumes and difficult maneuvers into a precision perfect horseback routine. Spending countless hours practicing his craft, he relies on athletic, intelligent horses to execute smooth and beautiful performances. Using primarily American Quarter Horses in his roping segments, he also uses a breed known as the Azteca, a cross between the Quarter Horse and Andalusian.

Sharing the tradition of the charro with horsemen across the world including Europe, Canada, the United States and Mexico, Garcilazo has presented at White House engagements, New York’s Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Disney Productions in Paris and Buffalo Bill Wild West Shows in Holland and Germany, just to name a few.

As a winner of the prestigious PRCA 2007 Specialty Act of the Year award, the 2011 colt starting event is most definitely not Garcilazo’s first rodeo. Based in Southern California, he shares his talent at rodeos, stock shows, horse shows and equine events internationally, however this will be his first appearance at The World Championship of Colt Starting.

"I’ve wanted to perform at Road to the Horse for several years. When Tootie Bland complimented me and told me she wanted me at event, I was so excited. I always enjoy sharing the heritage and tradition of the charro and know everything happens for a reason," says Tomas Garcilazo.

In tow with Garcilazo will be two of his American Quarter Horses including an own son of Hollywood Dun It, a palomino stallion appropriately named "Hollywood". In addition to these two horses, an Azteca will showcase dressage movements, reining maneuvers and special tricks.

Fans who were not lucky enough to snag tickets to the sold-out event can still relish in the excitement of Garcilazo’s performance and the drama and nail-biting suspense of the competition by tuning into the live internet webcast of the event. Priced at $29.99 for all three days, the webcast will allow natural horsemanship fans from around the globe the opportunity to watch the world’s best compete for the exclusive title of Road to the Horse Champion. For webcast details, visit www.roadtothehorse.com.