Quarter Horse News – January 1, 2020 —
The 2020 Road to the Horse remuda will once again feature well-bred ranch and performance horse prospects, including young horses by Equi-Stat Elite $3 Million Sire Bet Hesa Cat and American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Ranch Versatility World Champion Sixes Pick.
As part of the annual colt-training competition, the remuda of 6666 Ranch horses will embark on the journey of a lifetime when they make their way to Lexington, Kentucky. The colts will take center stage at Road to the Horse on March 19-22.
“Horsemanship’s most coveted colt-starting title wouldn’t be possible without world-class colts,” stated Western Horseman Publisher Ernie King. “We’re honored to welcome the 6666 Ranch back to Road to the Horse in 2020 for the 10th consecutive year. The partnerships that Road to the Horse competitors form with these colts is truly amazing.”
Road to the Horse challenges the world’s best equestrians to build a partnership with an untrained 3-year-old American Quarter Horse across three intense days of competition. Fans witness the entire journey, from colt selection to the final obstacle challenge. Road to the Horse features a $100,000 purse.
The horses will be handled by a roster of top colt starters in 2020. The three championship competitors selected to compete are Wade Black, Craig Cameron and Ken McNabb. The event will also feature a Wild Card competition with three of the best up-and-coming colt starters — Wylene Davis, Cole Cameron and Craig Moore.
The 6666 Ranch assembled a selection of their finest for Road to the Horse 2020. Selected by Dr. Glenn Blodgett, the 10 untouched colts in the remuda represent the perfect blend of proven Road to the Horse sires and new bloodlines. The sires from the 6666 Ranch include NCHA Open World Champion Bet Hesa Cat (by High Brow Cat), Sixes Pick (by Tanquery Gin), Guthrie City Limits (by Sixes Pick), Jesses Topaz (by Mr Jess Perry) and Natural Bottom (by Playboys Buck Fever).
The health and well-being of the remuda is paramount to both Road to the Horse and 6666 Ranch. Blodgett said he goes to great lengths to create the best possible environment for the colts to learn, develop and succeed at Road to the Horse.
“Every year after Road to the Horse, I look back and see what we can do to improve the health, welfare and presentation of the colts we bring to the event. To me, these horses are like my family,” he said. “It’s a really rewarding feeling to see part of your family perform at this event. It’s very special.”
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