On the 24th of June, 2012, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II awarded several persons recommended by Monty Roberts certificates for their pioneering efforts to encourage violence-free training using Join-Up® concepts. The Queen awarded signed certificates to acknowledge these persons for their extraordinary efforts to eliminate violence in the training of horses, followed by their country’s name. The ceremony took place during the Al Habtoor Royal Windsor Polo Cup, Guards Polo Club, Windsor, England.

award ceremony

Monty and Her Majesty presented the chosen recipients with their awards for commitment to his violence-free concepts. The chosen recipients are: Carlos Gracida (Mexico and Argentina), Memo Gracida (Mexico and Argentina), Catherine Cunningham (Guatemala), Eduardo Moreira (Brazil), Joel Baker (USA), and Satish Seemar (Dubai). Not present: Adolfo Cambiaso (Argentina), Carlos Leite (Brazil), and Mateus Ribeiro (Brazil)

Attending, back row: Joel Baker, Charlotte Bredahl Baker, Satish Seemar, Eduardo Moreira, Debbie Roberts Loucks, Prince Phillip, Monty Roberts, Carlos Gracida, Ricardo Diniz, Luiz Moreira, Catherine Cunningham, Memo Gracida; Front row: Tara Seemar (daughter of Satish Seemar), Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II