Road to the Horse Returns to Kentucky

Road to the Horse International 2014

Road to the Horse International 2014 celebrates the 11th anniversary of the World Champion Colt Starting competition with the most extravagant competition yet in Lexington, Kentucky. Taking over the Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena, March 13-16, 2014, Road to the Horse is an exclusive horsemanship experience that combines valuable education and thrilling entertainment.

A competition untouched by others, tests skill, experience and colt training prowess, Road to the Horse dares four young, elite horse trainers, to create a trusting partnership with an untouched 3-year-old Quarter Horse from the renowned 6666 Ranch in Texas. Competitors have just three hours spread out over three days to build a working relationship with their colt. Clinicians work through the process using their own natural horsemanship style giving spectators a chance to learn from the best in the world. With disruptive sounds, exhilarating sights and adrenaline-pumping time constraints each competitor must face the final trial, an obstacle course. Only one will walk away with the Colt Starting World Champion Title.

True horse enthusiasts recognize Road to the Horse as the event of the year. 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 experience.

“This is the greatest equine event, held in the greatest facility, in the horse capital of the world,” says award-winning producer, Tootie Bland.

Road to the Horse has become the hottest ticket in the equine world and historically sells out months in advance. Don’t miss your chance to witness the World Championship of Colt Starting, much like the Super Bowl, being there is an experience that is unforgettable! Tickets for this electrifying event are on sale now and going fast.

To learn more, go to or call 325.736.5000.

2014 Competitors:
Dan Steers (Australia), Antoine Cloux (Switzerland), Jonathan Field (Canada), plus one of eight competitors will be chosen as the Wild Card – James Anderson, Trever Carter, James Cooler, Jon Ensign, Mary Kitzmiller, Kerry Kuhn, Sean Patrick or Adam Tarpley

Location and Parking:
Alltech Arena for competitors and all clinicians
Nations Members park in the Alltech Arena lot
General parking in the Main Visitor Parking lot; shuttles will be available to the Alltech Arena

Dates and Times:
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Free to the public, no ticket required!
4:30 pm - Doors open, No Ticket Required!
5:30 - 7:30 pm – Ram Wild Card Competition Round 1
Free to shop and watch the Ram Wild Card competition

Friday, March 14, 2014
9:00 am - Doors open to Nation’s Members
10:30 am - Doors Open to public
12:00 pm - Opening Ceremonies
1:00 pm - Wild Card Finals
2:30 pm - Running of the AQHA Remuda
3:00 - 5:00 pm - Road to the Horse 2014 Round 1

Saturday, March 15, 2014
9:00 am - Doors open to Nation’s Members
10:00 am - Doors Open to public
10:30 am - 12:30 pm - Clinics
1:30 pm - Opening Ceremonies
3:00 - 5:00 pm - Road to the Horse 2014 Round 2

Sunday March 16, 2014
8:00 am - Doors Open to all ticket holders
8:15 am - Cowboy Church
9:00 am - Road to the Horse 2014 Rounds 3 and 4
3:30 pm - 2014 International Champion Announced!

Tickets range from $83 to $203 (plus fees) and are valid for all three days.

General Admission tickets or Nation’s Members tickets are available at 877-772-5425, or 888-695-0888, or at