Since 2011, Road to the Horse fans have been guided by the commentary of Richard Winters. For years, every round pen session and every obstacle course has been led by the familiar and knowledgeable voice of Winters. In 2016, Winters will trade his sport jacket for a pair of old leggings and his microphone for a rope, as he opens the gate and enters the Road to the Horse round pen as a competitor.
“This is a big deal,” Winters said. “There are a lot of great horsemen and women who would have liked to have received this invitation. As Horsemen’s Host, I’ve been talking the talk for several years. Now it’s time to get out and ride. Cheryl and I will see you all in Lexington!”
“There’s an old West Texas saying among horsemen, is he all hat and no cattle?” states Road to the Horse Owner and Producer Tootie Bland. “We’re excited to invite our five-year veteran Horseman’s Host Richard Winters to lay down his microphone and step into the Road to the Horse round pen. Winters is a talented horseman and a past Road to the Horse World Champion. There is no doubt, Richard Winters is all cattle.”
For over 35 years, Winters has dedicated himself to honing his horsemanship skills and to passing this knowledge to others. Winters’ credentials extend from the rodeo arena and high desert ranches of the West, to being a highly sought after trainer, horsemanship clinician and expo presenter.
Winters’ horsemanship journey has earned him Colt Starting and Horse Showing Championship titles, including a World Championship in the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA), where he is also an AA-rated judge. Most recently, in 2015, Winters earned the NRCHA Hackamore Circuit Championship title in Pueblo, Colorado. Richard was also the Limited Open Derby Champion in Paso Robles, California.
The Richard Winters Horsemanship television show can be seen on Dish Networks HRTV- Channel 398.
A World Championship of Colt Starting title will not come easy for Winters in 2016. Winters will face two-time Road to the Horse World Champion and well-known Australian Horseman Clinton Anderson and NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Champion Nick Dowers.
Road to the Horse will return to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY on March 18-20, 2016. Tickets are available online at www.RoadtotheHorse.com or by calling 877-772-5425.