At Patrick’s operation, Rachelle rides reining and hunt-seat prospects, and assists
with teaching clinics and lessons. She looks forward to using Road to the Horse as an
opportunity to grow as a teacher and communicator.
“Being invited to compete in Road to the Horse is an incredible opportunity,”
says Rachelle. “The 2017 lineup of competitors celebrates the cowgirl, and I am
incredibly honored to be representing horsewomen in this exciting, one-of-a-kind
event. I hope the young cowgirls in the audience will feel empowered to make
great things happen for themselves in the horse world. Who knows, there might be
a future Road to the Horse competitor in that audience!”
Learn more about Rachelle at seanpatricktraining.com, and follow her at
/ Kate Neubert /
Kate has trained and competed horses
in cutting, reining and cow horse. She
won the 2012 Pacific Coast Cutting
Horse Association Intermediate Open
Futurity, and made it to the semifinals with two horses at the 2014
National Cutting Horse Association
(NCHA) Futurity. She is approaching
$200,000 in NCHA earnings.
“What an exciting, maybe once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” says Neubert
of competing in Road to the Horse.
“It fits the bill for the kind of challenge I have to take now and then;
the kind that stretches you, makes
you call on years of experience you’ve
worked hard to gain, and gives you
the type of experience you can only
gain by saying yes and showing up.”
Kate strives to build a strong foundation in the young performance horses she
starts at MC Cutting Horses in California. Learn more at mccuttinghorses.com.
/ Rachelle Valentine /
Rachelle began her career in starting
and training horses when she interned
for Clinton Anderson after graduating from high school. Later she
worked with Dean Locke, preparing
young horses for reining competition.
Today, she’s an associate trainer for
Sean Patrick in Florida.
audience will feel
empowered to make
great things happen
for themselves in the
horse world. There
might be a future
2006 Road to the
Stacy Westfall will
host in 2017.