“From its humble beginnings in 2003, Road to the Horse has been dedicated to educating fans in the art of natural horsemanship. The event’s ability to be nimble, innovate and adapt to changes has been its biggest strength. As fans begin the countdown to Lexington, a modification in the championship competitor lineup has transpired. Road to the Horse Championship Competitor Cole Cameron, has voluntarily withdrawn from the competition, opening the opportunity for Road to the Horse veteran competitor Pat Parelli to step into the round pen.
“‘After much consideration, I have made the decision to voluntarily withdraw from the competition due to a private, family matter. I wish the championship competitors the best of luck,’ stated Cole Cameron.
“A fan favorite, Pat Parelli has inspired horse lovers around the world and displayed his colt starting talent as a competitor at Road to the Horse in 2011 and 2012. There isn’t a more fitting time for Pat Parelli to enter the Road to the Horse round pen, than on the tenth anniversary of his last appearance.
““As a natural horsemanship icon, we’re excited to welcome Pat Parelli to the championship lineup in 2022,” stated Morris Equine Group President Tina Battock. “As a veteran competitor, Pat has the talent and event experience to step straight into the Championship Competition and compete at the highest level. We’re honored to have him join us.”
“Pat Parelli began creating a natural horsemanship program to improve the relationship between humans and horses. Pat promoted the concept of love, language and leadership. Pat’s desire to spread this knowledge to the world rose up in him after watching his mentors Tom Dorrance and Ray Hunt work with horses. In 1982, Pat began teaching clinics, and in 1991, he coined the name Natural Horsemanship. Natural Horsemanship has become a viable and important aspect of the international horse industry and continues to expand and influence the way in which horses are trained. Pat provides amazing talent for both training horses and teaching people.
“Today, Parelli Natural Horsemanship and the program has spread to 76 countries, over a million people and has improved the lives of horses around the world. Road to the Horse 2022 takes place at the Kentucky Horse Park on March 24-27, 2022.
“Tickets are available at www.RoadtotheHorse.com or by calling 800-514-3849. Follow Road to the Horse on Facebook for the latest information. For more information about Pat Parelli and Parelli Natural Horsemanship, please visit Parelli.com.” -Road to the Horse
“It is my honor to have accepted the invitation as a Championship Competitor for Road to the Horse 2022. I am proud to be part of an event that recognizes and awards good horsemanship—The practice I have so passionately dedicated my life to. To have another opportunity to demonstrate and share what has been shared with me by my mentors, is always appreciated and never taken for granted. Thank you to everyone involved in making this special event a reality. See you in the arena. And, until then, may the horse be with you.” -Pat Parelli – Parelli Natural Horsemanship