If you ask any Road to the Horse fan what is the most anticipated moment of each year’s event, they will undoubtedly say the running of the AQHA Remuda. This year ticket holders will witness the most exciting running of the AQHA Remuda yet as the legendary 6666’s Ranch of Guthrie, Texas, brings the largest Remuda in Road to the Horse history.
The power and excitement of these beautiful 6666 Ranch geldings thundering into the arena evokes so much emotion that eyes water and shear admiration leaves you motionless. It touches your soul.
The legendary 6666’s Ranch of Guthrie, Texas, is bringing their finest to test the horsemanship of competitors Antoine Cloux of Switzerland, Jonathan Field of Canada, Dan Steers of Australia and a yet to be determined Wild Card.
“The competitors have their work cut out for them, they better bring their A game,” said producer Tootie Bland. “These horses are the best of the best, and with 21 running in the Remuda, the decision of which one to choose will be overwhelming.”
Twenty-one top, untouched 3-year-olds handpicked by the 6666’s Ranch resident veterinarian and AQHA executive committee member,Glen Blodgett, DVM, will make the journey from Guthrie, Texas, to Lexington, Kentucky, this March to run into the Alltech Arena March 14, 2014.
Competitors will take turns picking their equine partner from the historic Texas ranch, known for producing some of the most iconic performance American Quarter Horses in the industry. Under the watchful eye of Road to the Horse judges, a successful relationship built on trust and respect is developed over the short time in the round pens. Competitors have only three days to turn these 3-year-olds into trusting, willing partners.
“Often I am asked what I think about the 6666's horses, and that is an easy answer for me, simply perfection,” said Tootie Bland. “When you get a 6666's horse, you are getting impeccable breeding, confirmation, intelligence and an athlete. When you have all those qualities wrapped up in one horse, then you and that horse can be anything in the world you want to be, that's perfection!”
The 6666’s is part of Burnett Ranches LLC, owned by Mrs. Anne W. Marion, the great-granddaughter of the ranch’s founder, Captain Samuel “Burk” Burnett. The ranch is the recipient of the AQHA All-Time Leading Breeder of Performance Horses, AQHA All-Time Leading Breeder of Race Money-Earners and Winners, as well as the coveted AQHA Best Remuda.
Road to the Horse is an exclusive horsemanship experience that combines valuable education and thrilling entertainment! A competition untouched by others that 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.
True horse enthusiasts recognize Road to the Horse as the event of the year. 2013 marks an exceptional milestone, the 10th anniversary. This competition will be the most extravagant yet, an event so big can only happen in one place: The “Horse Capital of the World,” Lexington, Kentucky. Meet horsemen and women from around the world at the Kentucky Horse Park for a truly unique equine experience. For more information visit RoadToTheHorse.com.