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Road to the Horse 2022

Now put on by Morris Communications Company, LLC, Road to the Horse is an event that identifies the most superior colt starter based on their horsemanship methodology to communicate, educate and build a partnership with their colt. Morris’s Equine Group is responsible for some of the world’s largest and most prominent equine publications, including Western Horseman, Stallion Register, Barrel Horse News, Quarter Horse News, and Equine Journal. 

Credit to the Road to the Horse Facebook Page

History of Road to the Horse

Road to the Horse began in 2003 when Clinton Anderson, Curt Pate, and Josh Lyons competed in the El Camino del Caballo Challenge at the Cowtown Coliseum in Fort Worth, Texas. The idea continued and became successful because of the efforts of Steven and Tootie Bland, who wanted to share the message that more can be accomplished when a relationship with a horse is based on trust.

Since 2005, Road to the Horse has been held every year with the exception of 2020 due to the pandemic. In 2012, the event hosted international teams; and the Wild Card Competition was introduced in 2019 as a separate competition that takes place in September. It was after the 2019 event that Morris Communications Company, LLC took the reins of the event to create a powerhouse for advocacy of natural horsemanship training and practices.

Credit to the Road to the Horse Facebook Page

In 2021, Wade Black earned the World Champion of Colt Starting title; and Cole Cameron won the Wild Card Competition. In addition to the championship titles, there are two awards given annually at Road to the Horse: the Jack Brainard Horsemanship Award, which started in 2013, and the Traveler Award, which started in 2011. 

About Road to the Horse

The 2022 Road to the Horse will be held in Lexington, Kentucky at the Kentucky Horse Park March 24-27. The event will feature four competitors and over $100,000 in cash and prizes contributed to by well-known industry sponsors, including YETI. The four competitors will include Brandi Lyons, Pat Parelli, Glenn Stewart, and Mike Major. Thursday, March 24, is considered a bonus day with no ticket required to participate in the exciting activities. March 25-27 will include the ticketed championship performances.

Schedule for Road to the Horse 2022

Thursday, March 24

  • No Ticket Required
  • 12:00 p.m. – Doors Open
  • International Liberty Horse Association Invitational Competition-Compulsory Portion
  • Guest Clinician
  • Guest Clinician
  • International Liberty Horse Association Invitational Competition-Freestyle Portion
  • Guest Clinician
  • Sneak Peek-Meet the 6666 Ranch Remuda

Friday, March 25

  • Logo Wear Day
  • 8:30 a.m. – Doors Open to Roadies
  • 9:00 a.m. – Doors Open to the Public
  • Competitor Clinic-Mike Major
  • 11:45 a.m. – Opening Ceremonies
  • Running of the 6666 Ranch Remuda
  • World Championship Round 1
Credit to the Road to the Horse Facebook Page

Saturday, March 26

  • Patriotic Day
  • 8:30 a.m. – Doors Open to Roadies
  • 9:00 a.m. – Doors Open to the Public
  • Competitor Clinic-Pat Parelli
  • Competitor Clinic-Glenn Stewart
  • Competitor Clinic-Brandi Lyons
  • 11:45 a.m. – Opening Ceremonies
  • Invitational Freestyle Horsemanship Challenge
  • World Championship Round 2

Sunday, March 27

  • Sign Day
  • 8:00 a.m. – Doors Open to Roadies
  • 8:15 a.m. – Doors Open to the Public
  • 8:45 a.m. – Cowboy Church
  • 9:15 a.m. – Opening Ceremonies
  • World Championship Round 3
  • Awards Presentation
  • Autograph Signing with World Champion

Ticket Information

Tickets to the 2022 event can be purchased online or by calling Etix at 1 (800) 514-3849. Individual ticket prices range from $95-$225, and each ticket serves as a three-day pass to the event. Again, no ticket is required for the activities that take place on March 24. 

There is an option to be placed on a waitlist for VIP Experience tickets for $650. This option will include VIP Suite seating, daily lunch, drink tickets, celebrity meet and greet sessions, a swag bag, a VIP party, credentials, free parking, an event program, and more.

Credit to the Road to the Horse Facebook Page

For more information on the 2022 Road to the Horse, visit their website. Join Cowboy Lifestyle Network in supporting these talented horsemanship competitors in Kentucky this month!

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