Archive for January, 2014


Thursday, January 9th, 2014

In September at the Parelli Performance Summit, we joined forces with the Parelli Education Institute for a challenge we coined “Road To The Summit”. Professionals submitted applications & were selected by a committee to participate. We had an overwhelming response of enthusiasm from both the professionals & the crowd. Atwood Ranch donated eight yearlings & the professionals drew numbers from a hat to determine the order of selection.

Each professional will keep, care for & develop his yearling for the coming year. At Summit 2014 all contestants will return to Pagosa Springs for a series of challenges & contests highlighting their horse & his development both on line, at liberty & under saddle. What fun this will be to see their progress & to show the Parelli Principles put to purpose!

Following the challenge (complete with prizes & awards), the horses will be auctioned with proceeds going to the Parelli Education Institute. At the auction (in person, online & phone bidding) you will be able to purchase these outstanding young horses with pure Parelli training. A new concept, exciting exhibits, well bred horses, professionals following the Parelli Principles & a worthy cause!!!

Teri Sprague of CO with AR BOUND FOR SILVER
John & Kathy Baar of KY chose AR IMA BLONDE BUCK
Maurice Thibault of CA selected AR HOW BOUTA DATE
Jerilyn Caldwell of TX picked AR CATS A BLAZIN
Erin Fowle of CA (took over for Jenny Trainor of MT who had to bow out) has AR SANAMAC
Dave & Jody Ellis of CA have AR HOUSTON SKYLINE
Margit Deerman of CA drew AR ESPECIAL CABERNET
Jake Biernbaum of VA selected AR DASHIN THRU BARS

Visit the “Road To The Summit” Facebook page to see updates throughout the year & to follow along with your favorite yearling or professional. See the horses at tour stops & clinics in your area as the selected professionals haul them along for exposure to the world. What a splendid experience for these special young horses & an inspiring challenge for the professionals!


Friday, January 3rd, 2014

We feel like the MATCH.COM of horses & humans, the E-HARMONY of equine relationships! Grateful to the many students & professionals who see the value in what we do at Atwood Ranch, we want to acknowledge just a few of the most recent partnerships.

Nancy Stabs of Fairbanks, AK, Im Especials War Leo & AR Skylines Cowboy
Jim & Kim Johnson of Auburn, CA, AR One Smart Date
Patrycja Krzanowska of Poland, AR Chex Bombshell
Sue & Dave Gorney of Hermosa Beach, CA, AR Doc Bar Down
Meggie & Steve Andrews of Okemos, MI, AR Skylita Quixote & AR Aglowin Skyline
Pat Parelli of Pagosa Springs, CO, AR Step Out N Rock & AR Hard Rocknroyalty
Sherry Barrett of Lovettsville, VA, AR Illbea Skylioness
Jim Allred of Newberg, OR, AR Bobby Bo Olena
Louann & Rachel Davidson of Austin, TX, AR Shirley Bitten
Jennifer Gilliland of Covesville, VA, Ikes Peppy Playboy
Christine Rambeau of Clemson, SC, AR Purdy Especiala
Elizabeth Crossley of Southfork, CO, AR Bonita Vaca
Tom Mertle of Windsor, CA, AR Rock N Powder
Lynn Wasser of Weed, CA, AR Shezlooknespecial
Chris Harju & Ann Marie Kyes of Sharon Springs, NY, AR Sweet Talkin Cash
Steve Andrews of Red Bluff, CA, AR Hi Brow Serenade
Laura Rome of Pagosa Springs, CO, AR Lil Brigadier
Andrew & Serena Sykes of Scotland, AR Halle Rey Cat
Janet Adelson of Newbury, OH, AR One Sana Time
Susan Marks of England, AR Spoonfulafreckles
Kristin Hanson of Phoenix, AZ, AR Ill Be A Madonna
Malinda Taylor of Connersville, IN, AR Peptos Stylin Cat & Sixes Snow
Jenn Suarez of Princeton, NJ, AR Chocolate Chex & Im Rather Dashing
Ryan Rose of Brooklyn, WI, AR Especialilbit


Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Do you want to be empowered with skills, tools & practical ranch experience in order to be better equipped to continue your education or become a professional?
Calling Level 3/4 students who want to further their education through understanding of a large scale, commercial horse operation with Parelli Principles. The quality & quantity of well bred quarter horses will provide vast opportunities for horsemanship advancement, as well as management experience, breeding & herd health knowledge.
Student opportunities available. Six month commitment required. Email for details.


Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Joining our team from Okemos, MI are Meggie & Steve Andrews!
Meggie, a 3* Parelli Professional, heads up Horse Development. After a childhood with horses she was introduced to Parelli & began her journey to becoming a professional in 2009. Having spent extensive periods at both the Colorado & Florida Parelli Centers furthering her education, Meggie enjoys helping both horses & humans gain understanding.
Steve, also a Parelli Professional, has taken on our Horse Health duties. Steve comes from a rodeo background & was introduced to Parelli via Meggie. He took the first steps in his professional pathway in 2011. With a big thirst for knowledge, Steve is looking forward to the upcoming foaling & breeding seasons.
We are excited to welcome them both to the team & look forward to adventures, growth & friendship!

Meggie & Steve Andrews