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Pat Parelli to Face off Against Chris Cox and Clinton Anderson:

Tickets Now on Sale to Road to the Horse 2011: The Legends in Murfreesboro, TN


 June 8, 2010 –  Ticket buyers anxiously poised by their computers waiting for tickets to go on sale to the 2011 Road to the Horse World Championship of Colt Starting got the shock of the year this morning when they logged on. Event owner/producer Tootie Bland announced an hour before the public sale of tickets began that legendary natural horseman Pat Parelli would be stepping into the round pens for the first time in the history of the event. Parelli will be joined in competition by previously announced competitors and two-time Road to the Horse Champions, Chris Cox and Clinton Anderson.

Dubbed “The Legends”, the February 25-27, 2011 in Murfreesboro, TN will mark the first time that the three largest natural horsemanship clinicians in the world have faced off against one another to prove their horse training mettle. While Anderson and Cox faced off against one another in the 2007 competition, 2011 will be the first time either has stepped into the arena against Parelli. 

Providing a runway for the three clinicians’ star power and with plans to add some flair of her own, Bland has expanded the event from two to three days. Event attendees at the 2011 event will enjoy a full day of education and entertainment on Friday February 25, 2011.  The Friday event, which will be included as part of the three-day event ticket will include extended clinics by each competitor, as well as a dramatic evening performance  which will include a variety of inspiring presentations by previous Road to the Horse competitors like Stacy Westfall, who will showcase her well-known and much appreciated bridleless riding talent.

Tickets to the event are on sale now by visiting  Three-day event tickets range in price from $80 to $150.

In addition to the publically available seats, a special prime seating block has been set aside for members of the Road to the Horse Nation. The Nation, a membership club that fans can join for $39.95 a year includes a host of benefits in addition to prime seating, including a members-only website, advance access and line privileges, merchandise discounts and more.

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 two-day sold out event matches three of the country’s best horse trainers and clinicians of today against one another as they train unbroken colts to ride in just a few short 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 today’s horsemanship heroes and launching the careers of tomorrow’s 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-TV’s 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.

 For more information on the 2011 Road to the Horse visit or call 325-736-5000.

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