TVCC Instructor to Compete in Road to the Horse 2020
**UPDATE: The Road to the Horse 2020 competition has been rescheduled for June 18-21, 2020.**
At Road to the Horse 2019, Wade Black narrowly led the pack throughout the entire Wild Card Competition, allowing him to win the title and reserve his spot as a main competitor at the Road to the Horse 2020 which runs from March 20-22, 2020.
“My overall training philosophy is influenced by Ray Hunt and Tom Dorrance, and the mechanical influence regarding day to day work is from my dad, Martin Black. I use a lot of their philosophies and mix them all with my own personal journey” states Wade Black. “Would my grandfather (Ray Hunt) compete in Road to the Horse? I think he’d be all over it! He loved working with horses and he loved a challenge.”
Wade Black was born on the Stampede Ranch in Nevada. At a very young age he was roping, moving cows, and working with the cowboys on the ranch which was managed by his father. Wade went on to earn a rodeo scholarship in Saddle Bronc riding at Montana State University, where he received a BS in Equine Science, and a MS in Equine Nutrition. Wade has spent time in Kentucky training racehorses, in Texas training cutting horses, and at different cow camps in Idaho and Oregon. Horsemanship is in Wade’s blood.
“My dad gave me some advice from his time as a competitor at Road to the Horse. He was excited, he said just to do what you do with a horse. Just focus on the horse.”
Founded in 2003, Road to the Horse strives to entertain and educate fans in the art of natural horsemanship. Road to the Horse challenges the world’s best equestrians to build a partnership with an untrained 3-year-old American Quarter Horse, across three intense days of competition. Fans witness the entire journey, from colt selection, to the final obstacle challenge. Road to the Horse features a $100,000 purse and competitors battle for horsemanship’s most coveted title.
We wish Wade the best of luck in his adventure at Road to the Horse 2020!