In the world of natural horsemanship, the names Cameron and Parelli require no introduction. And when these two great American cowboys roll intoIn the world of natural horsemanship, the names Cameron and Parelli require no introduction. And when these two great American cowboys roll into
In the world of natural horsemanship, the names Cameron and Parelli require no introduction. And when these two great American cowboys roll into Murfreesboro, TN. on March 9th, for the 2012 International Road to the Horse World Championship, it is game on.
Cameron and Parelli, two men who have redefined the whole concept of colt-starting, will work together, competing against world-class horsemen from Australia and Canada, to win the title of "World Champions" for the United States.
"Road to the Horse is the most exciting equine event on the scene today," said Cameron who is looking forward to partnering with Pat Parelli, a man he calls a great horseman and innovator.
Parelli reminds all of us that his partner for the 2012 event is already a past Road to the Horse Champion.
While the event is guaranteed to electrify students of natural horsemanship by the sheer volume of talent and experience on hand, the Road to the Horse event is also an integral part of the natural horsemanship revolution that is sweeping into all corners of the horse industry. And thats good news for horses.
Pat Parelli said, in fact, that is the best thing about The Road to the Horse competition. He said the event does for natural horsemanship what the Kentucky Derby does for thoroughbred racing. "It gets peoples attention and interest on natural horsemanship as a whole," he said.
But dont kid yourself, Cameron and Parelli are playing to win. Both men have multiple decades of colt starting experience under their rodeo buckles and will prove formidable competition to the Australian and Canadian teams.
"We need to bring that championship home." Cameron said. "This is right where it needs to be, in the USA."
As young men, Parelli and Cameron came up through the rodeo circuit, riding rough stock, and each developed a deep love for horses. But early on, both men suspected the often violent methods used to "break" young horses was at least ineffective and unnecessary, if not wrong. Cameron and Parelli began their natural horsemanship journeys studying under legendary horseman Ray Hunt and Troy Henry.
"I always tried to work with a horse and not be abusive or rough. It was just an instinct," said Cameron who is a member of the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame and travels 44 weeks a year educating horse lovers nationwide.
"Its about love, language and leadership in equal doses," said Parelli who founded a program that now boasts over 200,000 students in 35 countries. "Life is about relationships and its pretty hard to beat that formula."
Fans of Team USA are encouraged to fly their colors and support Cameron and Parelli in person in Murfreesboro, TN. While other countries certainly develop great horsemen, the worlds greatest come from America.
Tickets are now on sale for the 2012 International Road to the Horse competition. Tickets range from $80-$200 for all three days. VIP ticket costs are $285 in addition to regular seating costs. Limited charity seats are $2500. Charity seats are limited seating in the middle of the arena among the action within the clinicians round pens. These seats allow one on one time with each clinician and the ability to hear and see everything that goes on and off the record.
For an annual fee of only $39.95, Nation members receive privileges such as advance ticket purchase opportunities, a special prime seating section, merchandise and apparel discounts, early admission to the event and an interactive Road to the Horse Nation website. To become a member, visit www.roadtothehorsenation.com
For detailed travel and schedule information or to buy tickets online visit www.roadtothehorse.com or call 1-877-772-5425 or 1-888-695-0888.
Road to the Horse
Road to the Horse, the World Championship of Colt-Starting is unlike any other event in the equine or entertainment industry. The three-day event will match six of the world's best horse trainers and clinicians against one another as they train unbroken colts to ride in just a few hours in front of a packed live audience and television cameras. By combining education, edge-of-your-seat suspense, entertainment and the love of the horse, Road to the Horse has been responsible for solidifying the position of todays horsemanship heroes and launching the careers of tomorrows hottest new stars.
In the process, the event itself has become a catalyst for the advancement of natural horsemanship. Hosted by Rick Lamb, of RFD-TVs The Horse Show with Rick Lamb, spectators are guaranteed not only to have a good time, but also to walk away with training knowledge that will improve their relationship with horses. The event is supported by title sponsor Western Horseman and in association with AQHA.
Road to the Horse is proud to partner with many outstanding companies across the equine industry including Road to the Horse presenting sponsor, Western Horseman and strategic partner AQHA along with Nutrena, WW Livestock, Callaway Farms Manufacturing, Prichards Distillery, Extreme Mustang Makeover, TWHBEA, Quarter Horse News, Western Shooting Horse Magazine, Horsecity.com, Horses Magazine, and Hoofbeats Magazine.