Since 2003, Road to the Horse has nurtured a love affair with the horse that has not weakened. The brand’s commitment to the horse has been unyielding and selecting ambassadors of natural horsemanship, that share the same passion, has been critical to the success of the event. After a ten-year hiatus from the prestigious colt starting event, two-time Road to the Horse World Champion Guy McLean is ready to return as a Championship Competitor to Road to the Horse 2023 on March 23-26 in Lexington, Kentucky.
McLean performed as an entertainer on September 22-25 at the Road to the Horse Wild Card Challenge in Fort Worth, Texas, where it was revealed, he would return as a Championship Competitor at Road to the Horse 2023 to compete for the World Championship of Colt Starting title.
“Fans fell in love with Guy McLean when he won his first Road to the Horse World Championship in 2012” states Morris Equine Group President Tina Battock. “Guy’s lifelong dedication to make the world a better place for the horse, perfectly aligns with the mission and vision of Road to the Horse. It’s such an honor to welcome him back.”
McLean’s devotion to the horse, paired with his passion for young horse development, has earned the Australian horseman two Road to the Horse World Championships in 2012 (as part of Team Australia) and 2013. McLean gave his very best those years, but he believes he has continued to advance his colt starting knowledge.
“Over covid (lockdown), I started a lot of babies and went back to being an educator, and I do believe my method has improved” explained Guy McLean to fans during the Wild Card Challenge event. “In 2012 and 2013, I gave my very best and left my heart out on the line. Ten years later, I believe my very best is better, and I’d love to come back (to compete).”
Guy McLean will join Road to the Horse Wild Card Champion JR Robles, as a Championship Competitor. JR Robles secured his place as a Road to the Horse 2023 Championship Competitor by winning the Wild Card Challenge on September 22-25 in Fort Worth, Texas. Additional Championship Competitors will be announced shortly.
Road to the Horse 2023 takes place at the Kentucky Horse Park on March 23-26, 2023. Tickets are available at www.RoadtotheHorse.com or by calling 800-514-3849. Follow Road to the Horse on Facebook for the latest information.
About Road to the Horse
Founded in 2003, Road to the Horse strives to inspire people to reach a higher level of horsemanship and develop unity with a horse based on trust and not fear. We believe that through education and entertainment, we can change people’s ideas and create a better world for the horse. The purpose of Road to the Horse is to identify the superior colt starter who accumulates the highest score throughout the competition. Judging focuses on the competitor and the effectiveness of their horsemanship methodology to communicate, educate, and build a partnership with their colt based on trust. Fans witness the entire journey, from colt selection to the final obstacle challenge. Purchase tickets and see the event schedule at www.RoadtotheHorse.com.
About Morris Equine Group
Morris Equine Group consists of some of the industry’s most recognized brands, including Western Horseman, Quarter Horse News and Barrel Horse News. The group also includes business-to-business publication Western Lifestyle Retailer and EquiStat, a statistical service offering detailed information and earnings for the performance horse industry. Morris Equine Group is also home to the National Barrel Horse Association, the West Coast Barrel Racing Association and the World Championship of Colt Starting, Road to the Horse.
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