June 30, 2017 Solvang, California: As Monty Roberts travels to Vienna to demonstrate his Join-Up® techniques to an audience inside one of the oldest, most traditional equestrian programs on earth, The Spanish Riding School in Austria, he accepted another invitation to accept the Equine Icon Award from Janet Rose and the Equus International Film Festival in Missoula Montana in September 2017.

This first annual Equine Icon Award will recognize the individual who has had a dramatic and critical impact on the lives of horses and who represents either directly or indirectly, an Icon of the Equine/Human Bond. EIFF will recognize Roberts with this premier award, also on the 10th anniversary of the founding of Horse Haven Montana, the cause behind the film festival. 

“The festival we feel, truly has the potential to make a difference in the lives of thousands (of horses and humans), with the right messages, exposure and stories.  Monty and his daughter Debbie certainly exemplify the hope we all share for the future of the horse/human relationship.” said Janet Rose, founder of EIFF. https://equusinternationalfilmfestival.com/ 

Still very active in the industry, Monty Roberts has been asked to attend and demonstrate his gentle horse training techniques, Join-Up® for the Spanish Riding School of Vienna where the famous white Lipizzaner Stallions perform. http://www.srs.at/spanish-riding-school-invites-monty-roberts/ 

Earlier this year Monty was nominated for the 2017 Equine Industry Vision Award  annually given by the American Horse Publications, the first major award to showcase innovation across the equine industry. Sponsored by Zoetis, the award is intended to recognize ingenuity and service.

Recently, Monty Roberts and director Jeanine Moret were nominated for “Whisper” as a Finalist in the Music Video Category for Equus International Film Festival which will open the Festival as the featured music video. 

Also, Monty Roberts took 2nd at the 2017 AHP Equine Media Awards for material published in 2016 for his submission on  HorsemanshipRadio.com in the division of Equine-related Podcast, Horsemanship Radio Special Episode – Priscilla Presley on the Tennessee Walking Horse Situation published September 2, 2016. Support for this podcast is provided by:  OmegaFields.com   MontyRobertsUniversity.com  and  https://www.cavallo-inc.com/ 

Monty Roberts’ life’s goal is “to leave the world a better place than I found it, for horse and for people too.”