With five-year veteran Horseman’s Host Richard Winters trading his microphone for a lariat, Road to the Horse was hunting for a substitute. Road to the Horse Owner/Producer Tootie Bland turned to the history books to produce something special. Like Winters, Craig Cameron is a past Road to the Horse World Champion and is adorned by many. A cowboy, horseman, clinician and now a Horseman’s Host, Cameron couldn’t be more excited to put down his lariat and pick up the microphone.
“If there’s a veteran of Road to the Horse, it’s Craig Cameron,” stated Bland. “Craig’s role as a competitor at Road to the Horse has spanned over eight years. Craig’s megawatt smile, captivating personality, unbiased opinion and expert colt-starting knowledge made him a perfect fit to join Host Matt West, as our new Horseman’s Host in 2016.”
A native Texan, Cameron is on the road more than 44 weeks a year, covering 80,000 miles demonstrating the style of horsemanship he has perfected in the last 23 years. Cameron dedicates himself to those who educate their horses by first educating themselves. At an age where most have long since retired the thought of starting colts, Cameron, known as “The Cowboy’s Clinician,” starts hundreds of horses each year, plus hosts four-day clinics at his ranches in Bluff Dale, Texas, and Lincoln, New Mexico, which are blended with education and entertainment.
In 2002, Cameron was awarded the prestigious Working Cowboy of the Year award by the American Cowboy Culture Awards Committee. He is also featured weekly in Hoof Beats on cable TV and is a regular on RFD-TV.
Road to the Horse 2016 is already an epic battle in the making. In an electrifying mix between past World Champions and new blood, this is a title that will come down to the wire as Winters challenges two-time Road to the Horse World Champion and well-known Australian horseman Clinton Anderson and National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Champion Nick Dowers.
Road to the Horse 2016 will return to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, March 18-20.