Project Cowboy: The Horse Industry's
"American Idol" Competition
New competition changes
the way stars are made in the equine world.
(Picture: Byron Hogan on
Guapo from Canyon, Tx)
Georgetown, Texas, September 13, 2010 – In a generation where American
Idol, America’s Got Talent and other reality competition shows have
discovered amazing talent, Project Cowboy is changing the way the
equine world finds its stars. Project Cowboy will crown the next great
American horseman, and this ain’t your daddy’s old rodeo.
Fort Worth, Texas will be rocking October 8-10 when 170 contestants
will be vying for the Project Cowboy title and a $10,000 paycheck. The
last cowboy standing will have to endure three days of grueling
competition that will test horsemanship ability, readiness to be in
front of a camera, general horse knowledge while under fire and
livestock handling skills but will emerge as a star. The winner will
receive $10,000 cash, a Martin trophy saddle and a Gist trophy buckle.
Their career will be launched with an invitation to appear at the 2011
Road To The Horse Legends World Championship and 2011 Extreme Mustang
Makeover Events, as well as other major equine events and expos as a
clinician. Equine venues looking for hot, fresh, innovative clinic
presenters will not want to miss this opportunity to get a sneak peek
at the future of the industry and book talent before it’s too late.
Project Cowboy is the most unique equine-related talent search to ever
be held. Never before have horsemen and women from different riding
disciplines been able to showcase their talents in this way and display
their training ability with their own horse and with unknown horses
while competing for more than $10,000 in cash and prizes. Project
Cowboy is sponsored by the American Quarter Horse Association, Western
Horseman Magazine, Gist Silversmiths and Martin Saddlery. Visit
www.projectcowboy.net for more information and for ticket
“Project Cowboy is a fresh approach to discovering that amazingly
talented horseman or horsewoman and launching their career,” says
co-producer Patti Colbert. “We are cramming a season of American idol
into three days, and fans are going to be entertained and awed by the
talent displayed in Wyatt Arena. The hopes and dreams of one of the 170
Project Cowboy hopefuls will be realized on October 10, and audience
members will witness history in the making!”
Project Cowboy will include several rounds of competition that will
challenge the horsemanship and communication skills of the competitors.
All competitors, riding their own horse, will be challenged to showcase
their talents in the pen and on the screen. Elimination rounds will
progress by offering more diverse and challenging obstacles to prove
who will receive the title of “the Great American Horseman.”
Project Cowboy, jointly produced by Tootie Bland Productions, creator
of the popular Road to the Horse competitions, and Patti Colbert
Enterprises, producer of the Extreme Mustang Makeover events, will be
held at the Will Rogers Equestrian Center’s Watt Arena. Watt Arena
offers an intimate audience experience, but seats are very limited.
Only 1,000 tickets are available to watch this exciting competition
that the entire equine industry will be talking about. Only one ticket
is needed for all three days of competition. Some of the best seats in
the arena are available for $100. These seats will be on the “50 yard
line” and will also include exciting surprises to be announced at the
event. Other seats are also available for $50. Tickets are available to
purchase at www.projectcowboy.net.