Treasure Valley Community College is proud to congratulate TVCC Equine Science Instructor Wade Black on winning the 2021 Road to the Horse World Championship.
The Road to the Horse competition was held March 25–28 in Fort Worth, Texas and Wade Black claimed the prestigious colt-starting championship in grand fashion. In addition to claiming the world championship title, Wade also earned the $75,000 winner’s check.
Wade teaches equine science, horsemanship and horse training classes at TVCC. Wade won the 2019 Wildcard competition at the Road to the Horse and was poised to compete for the championship last year before the event was cancelled due to the Covid-19 restrictions.
“This prestigious win showcases the world-class caliber of equine instruction and training we offer at TVCC,” TVCC President Dr. Dana Young said. “I am excited to see Wade and TVCC’s equine science program earn national attention to attract students from all over the country to take these classes.”
The Road to the Horse is an annual event designed to entertain and educate fans in the art of natural horsemanship. Contestants had three days to start an untrained 3-year-old gelding bred and raised by the Four Sixes Ranch of Guthrie, Texas. The first two days each include an hour and 45 minutes of roundpen work. The final day includes 20 minutes of roundpen work, and then 35 minutes to complete rail work and an obstacle course.
Another important aspect of Road to the Horse are the clinics. Each trainer spends part of his or her time working with horses who have specific problems and attempts to resolve them in front of the arena audience.