Road to the Horse fans typically wait with anticipation to learn the identities of clinicians and judges, but even more so of the acclaimed Four Sixes horses that will make their way into the arena March 9. At that moment, fans will have the opportunity to see them live for the first time and perhaps claim one as their own. To add to the excitement, the American Quarter Horse Association, representing the official breed of Road to the Horse, will award the purchaser of the winning horse a coveted “Traveler’s” trophy.
Road to the Horse starts it’s three day run in Murfreesboro, Tenn., at the Tennessee Miller Coliseum. Already close to a sell-out, remaining tickets are available at www.roadtothehorse.com.
Thundering into the arena March 9 will be a band of brothers who have spent the last year of their lives roaming the legendary canyons and pastures of the 6666 Ranch in Guthrie, Texas. Selected by Dr. Glenn Blodgett, 6666 horse division manager and head veterinarian, the horses are progeny of horses who trace to the historic stallions of the Four Sixes, including great American Quarter Horse foundation stallions, Grey Badger II, Hollywood Gold and Joe Hancock. The Four Sixes continues its influence in current generations with the mark of former champions Dash for Cash and Streakin Six, as well as Tanquery Gin, and currently stand an impressive array of both performance and racing stallions that includes NCHA Futurity Champion Royal Fletch and AQHA World Champion Genuine Masterpiece.
Four Sixes American Quarter Horses are bred to have cow sense, speed, gentleness and good looks. Some are kept for use on the ranch, others are trained for racing or performance competition, and some of the best are regularly consigned to several of the most prestigious auction sales in the United States, including an annual sale put on by the Four Sixes along with other noteworthy ranches.
All Four Sixes horses presented at Road to the Horse will be available for sale to the public, including those being gentled by competing clinicians Craig Cameron, Pat Parelli, Jonathan Field, Glenn Stewart, Guy McClean and Dan James. Interested persons may make inquiries at the Four Sixes booth during Road to the Horse.
To learn more about the Four Sixes, go to www.6666ranch.com. Horses will be available for preview on-line at roadtothehorse.com and at the event.