Aug. 13, 2013 -- Dreams will come true for one of the eight Wild Cards who will compete for a chance to step into the Road to the Horse round pen in 2014. Designed to showcase future superstars of the horse industry who have the talent to capture a World Championship of Colt Starting title, the Road to the Horse Wild Card competition will keep fans on the edge of their seats. Official Truck of Road to the Horse and exclusive Wild Card sponsor Ram has enabled the competition to open free to the public on March 13, 2014, at the Kentucky Horse Park. With legendary power, performance and dependability, Ram was the perfect fit for the first Road to the Horse Wild Card competition.
Round one of the Wild Card competition will commence on March 13, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. Alltech Arena doors will open at 4:30 p.m. to allow fans to enjoy shopping at the most extensive Road to the Horse trade show yet. Tickets will be required for Round Two of the Wild Card competition, which concludes March 14t, 2014, where a Wild Card Champion will be crowned. That person and will automatically make their way directly into the Road to the Horse round pen to compete for the World Championship of Colt Starting 2014 title.
”We are thrilled to announce Round one of the Wild Card competition will be free to the public thanks to the generosity of Ram” stated Road to the Horse Owner/Producer Tootie Bland. “The Wild Card competition is going to be one of the greatest showdowns in Road to the Horse history; the talent is simply amazing.”
After the four competitors at Road to the Horse 2013 had selected their colts from the American Quarter Horse Association Remuda from the 6666 Ranch, each Wild Card competitor carefully selected a colt from those remaining. From Kentucky, the Wild Cards took their chosen mounts home, where they have been busy building partnerships and advancing their training. These partnerships will be showcased in an intense head-to-head competition, leaving only one Wild Card victorious. Fans will witness a historical showdown between these eight Wild Card competitors on March 13 and 14, 2014:
- 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 - Kansas
- Sean Patrick of New Smyrna Beach, Florida
- Adam Tarpley of Merkel, Texas
Tickets for Road to the Horse 2014 are on sale now. To purchase tickets for Road to the Horse 2014 go to www.roadtothehorse.com or call 325-736-5000. Road to the Horse fans can learn more about the Wild Card competitors and have the opportunity to follow their progress via the Road to the Horse website and Facebook page.
With legendary power, performance and dependability, Ram Trucks is determined to work hard and play even harder, boldly forging ahead to get the job done. Ram is the Official Truck of Road to the Horse and exclusive sponsor of the Wild Card competition at Road to the Horse 2014. Visit www.ramtrucks.com to learn more.
Road to the Horse (March 14-16, 2014 - Lexington, Kentucky) is an exclusive horsemanship experience that combines valuable education and thrilling entertainment. A competition 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 American Quarter Horse. The test begins with the selection, choosing only one horse from the AQHA Remuda from the 6666 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. Road to the Horse enjoys the support of corporate partners such as Western Horseman, American Quarter Horse Association, Ram, Platinum Performance, W-W Livestock Systems, Martin Saddlery, Centaur Fence, Red Brush Trailers, Gist Silversmiths, Twisted X Boots, Barrel Horse News, Quarter Horse News, Brooks Mayberry Equine Insurance, Horse Radio Network, Suncoast Shavings, Western Shooting Horse Magazine, Horsemen’s Corral, and the Four Sixes Ranch, along with many more valued industry products and services. Contact Road to the Horse for sponsorship opportunities available in 2014.