The recipient of the first-ever EQUUS INTERNATIONAL Film Festival Equine Icon Award: Monty Roberts!
Named as Horse and Hound Magazine’s Top 50 All Time Greatest Horsemen, Monty Roberts is the creator of the world-renowned and revolutionary equine training technique called Join~Up®. Monty travels the world demonstrating that non-violent, gentle, training creates breakthrough performance as you partner with your horse. 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 championships in the show ring. Today, Monty’s goal is to share his message that “Violence is never the answer.”