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Monty and Pat Roberts, Inc./Join-Up® International
February 28, 2021 Solvang, California:
Horse Illustrated & StreamHorseTV have partnered to present The International Women’s Day, Monday, March 8, a 90-minute livestream Q&A at 6 p.m. EST with six thought leaders from the equestrian community.
Livestream guests will include: Extreme Mustang Makeover founder Patti Colbert; Ebony Horsewomen, Inc. founder Patricia E. Kelly; five-time Olympic show jumper Anne Kursinski; Debbie Roberts Loucks of The Movement and Horsemanship Radio podcast; four-time AQHA Superhorse trainer Lynn Palm; and Tellington TTouch Training founder Linda Tellington-Jones, PhD(H).
Based on the project given to renowned reporter L.A. Sokolowski’s to write for Horse illustrated, “12 Trailblazing Horsewomen,” the article will appear in the upcoming May issue of Horse Illustrated, which will be on the newsstands April 20.
“With so many amazing women in the horse industry, it was really hard even narrowing it down to 12 women trailblazers for the article,” says Horse Illustrated Editor Holly Caccamise. “We’re so excited to be able to celebrate International Women’s Day with this livestream event and with a partner like StreamHorseTV. We know many in the horse industry look up to these icons.”
International Women’s Day has been observed since 1911 and is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. The 2021 campaign theme is Choose To Challenge, because a challenged world is an alert world and from challenge comes change. #ChooseToChallenge
“I was honored to be included in this amazing group of women who have done so much to advance the industry.” Debbie Roberts Loucks responded, adding “As part of the interview, L.A. asked me what advice I’d give my younger self, and I said I would encourage my younger self by sharing the fact that eventually women would be the majority in a then traditionally male-driven industry. I would let her know that ‘force, size and strength’ are no longer required in the future of horse training. And being that my dad, Monty Roberts, would become famous for his gentle training ethos, I would have asked more questions about the nature of the flight animal. Dad’s powers of observation are legendary and I took that for granted growing up.”
Hosting the livestream will be award-winning writer, L.A. Sokolowski, “We are all hungry for connection and perhaps more keenly aware than ever about the need to share, nurture and encourage young women—and people—who will be next in taking the reins to our industry,” says Sokolowski. “The women I had the privilege of interviewing have much more to say about where our horse industry has been and where it is headed.”
For more information on the event, and to find out how to tune in, go to www.horseillustrated.com/trailblazing-horsewomen-livestream. The event will be directly accessible on StreamHorseTV’s Facebook and YouTube at 6 p.m. EST on Monday, March 8. No tickets or RSVP are necessary.
A recorded video of the event will be available afterward at www.horseillustrated.com/trailblazing-horsewomen-livestream and www.StreamHorse.TV.
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 www.montyroberts.com. 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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