Newest Monty Roberts Certified Instructor!

2022 has been an exciting year at Monty Roberts’ International Learning Center in sunny California!

Monty Roberts is entering his 33rd year of demonstrating methods of nonviolent training of horses, both in the saddle and from the ground. Monty and his instructors have helped scores of students gain skills in these gentle methods.

Congratulations to Elisabeth Hower on her graduation as the newest Monty Roberts Certified Instructor.

Elisabeth is also the first Partner Trainer graduate of the partnership with the ASPCA Right Horse – a joint initiative to train talented horse professionals from Right Horse Adoption Partners across the country in my methods – helping to increase the level of training, decrease the length of stay, and improve the overall well-being of equines in transition in the United States.

Elisabeth is the Head Trainer at Win Place Home, Inc, an adoption partner with the Monty Roberts Mustang & Transition Horse Program.  Elisabeth has a bright future as she works to share Monty’s concepts with more horses, and people, across the country.

Returning to teach and examine Advanced students is Denise Heinlein from Germany. Denise has spent many years in California teaching at the Monty Roberts International Learning Center and also assisting Monty on tours in Europe.

QUEEN ELIZABETH II, Patroness of Join-Up International and long-time advocate of Monty’s work has given personal recognition to a handful of individuals in the equine industry, Denise being one of them.

“I am very honoured to have received this award. I worked closely with Monty Roberts for over ten years and managed his International Learning Center in California for years. After that, I taught non-violent handling of horses worldwide. Horses are wonderful beings and have the ability to change our lives. On many occasions I have witnessed this “magic” as it is often referred to by the participants of our workshops.”

Monty is looking forward to meeting some new friends (2 legged and 4 legged):

7 – 15 Advanced Exams
12 Mountain Trail Play Day
16 – 29 Advanced Course

17 Mountain Trail Play Day
16 – 18 Horse Sense and Healing

21 Horsemanship 101


6 – 10 Gentling Wild Horses – 5 Days
13 – 25 Introductory Course of Horsemanship
13 – 15 Introductory Course Module 1: First Steps to Monty’s Methods
16 – 18 Introductory Course Module 2: Join-Up
20 – 22 Introductory Course Module 3: Long Lining
23 – 25 Introductory Course Module 4: Preparation for the Intro Exams

MARCH 2023

11 Horsemanship 101
13 – 17 Monty’s Special Training

See more at:  Monty’s Calendar or call  +1 805 688 6288

Monty Roberts International Learning Center at +1 805-688-6288.

The New York Times bestselling author and world-renowned horse trainer Monty Roberts is available for interviews.

 MONTY ROBERTS first gained widespread fame with the release of his New York Times Best Selling book, The Man Who Listens To Horses; a chronicle of his life and development of his non-violent horse training methods called Join-Up®. Monty grew up on a working horse farm as a firsthand witness to traditional, often violent methods of horse training and breaking the spirit with an abusive hand. Rejecting that, he went on to win nine world’s championships in the show ring. Today, Monty’s goal is to share his message that “Violence is never the answer.” Roberts has been encouraged by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with the award of the Membership in The Royal Victorian Order, as well as becoming Patron of Join-Up International. Other honors received were the ASPCA “Founders” award and the MSPCA George T. Angell Humanitarian Award and FEI’s Man of the Year. Monty was recently included as Horse and Hound Magazine’s Top 50 Horsemen of All Time. Monty is credited with launching the first of its kind Equus Online University; an interactive online lesson site that is the definitive learning tool for violence-free training.

JOIN-UP philosophies can be seen at work with both humans and horses across the world, from farms to major corporations. To learn more about Monty Roberts or the many applications of his Join-Up training methods, visit Horse Sense and Soldiers aired on Discovery Military in 2010 highlighting the therapeutic effect horses and Monty Roberts’ Join-Up® have on PTSD. Soon after Monty and his team developed the Horse Sense & Healing program for veterans and first responders. Lead-Up International was officially launched worldwide at the Monty Roberts International Learning Center in Solvang, California, in February 2017. The purpose of Lead-Up International is to reduce violence in the community by creating peaceful leaders from vulnerable youth utilizing equine-assisted therapy and non-verbal communication, building trust-based relationships.

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Media Contact: Debbie Loucks
Monty and Pat Roberts, Inc./Join-Up® International
(949) 632-1856