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May 23-24 The Movement Symposium & Awards Dinner with Monty and friends

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018


Media Contact: Debbie Loucks
Monty and Pat Roberts, Inc./Join-Up® International
(949) 632-1856


May 23-24 The Movement Symposium & Awards Dinner with Monty and friends

April 23, 2018, Solvang, California: Come and discover what horses have to teach us about lowering stress and building trust at The Movement 2018 to be held at Flag Is Up Farms in Solvang, California, May 23-24, 2018.
List of Presenters:
Monty Roberts – horse trainer, Join-Up concept founder
Pat Roberts – artist and horsewoman
Christie Schulte Kappert – The Right Horse Initiative
Dr. William Miller – author, professor, Motivational Interviewing
Dr. Terri Moyers – Agility Dog Trainer and Motivational Interviewing
Janet Rose – Founder Equus Intl Film Festival and Horse Haven Montana. Director at Save the Chimps
Dr. Michael Yellow Bird – mindfulness and veteran outreach
Kris Robins – LCT from Canada, Motivational Interviewing, and assisted Monty developing the Horse Sense and Healing manual
Michael Norwood – author of the bestselling Wealthy Soul book series
Dan Quinajon – Equine Photographer, Air Force Veteran and Equestrian
Eduardo Moreira – Brazilian banker, bestselling author, inspirational speaker and trainer
and wife Julianna Baroni – actress and singer of TV and stage
and Certified Monty Roberts Instructors. Topic descriptions can be found here:

This unique event helps you better understand problem solving using violence-free training methods. Come and spend time with like-minded people absorbing what non-violent communication can be. Enjoy discussions too with Monty and students from around the world.

“We are describing The Movement as Demonstrations, Discoveries and Pathways,” said Debbie Roberts Loucks who is managing the event. “A movement starts with a clear vision of a world different than the one we live in today. The presenters are each amazing in their own industries and they all have a vision of a better world, inspired by incorporating horses in their own story. They come to share that vision and build on it with participants who will take home a plan to change their lives too. Leaders may inspire, but only when people choose to act does a vision become a movement.”

“This two-day event is part symposium and part festival and will be lots of fun for those who appreciate horses. The Movement is the perfect environment for connecting with peers who know that horses have a lot to teach”, commented Pat Roberts, wife of Monty Roberts and co-host of the event. “You will learn how Monty keeps stress out of his life with horses, and how to develop the motivation and resilience to achieve your life’s goals.”
Monty Roberts, the New York Times bestselling author of The Man Who Listens to Horses will share his life story about overcoming barriers, motivating yourself and lowering your stress levels to achieve your goals. Other presenters come from backgrounds such as artists, a variety of horse trainers, authors, professors, Agility Dog Trainer, a film industry leader, an equestrian photographer, and noted horsewomen.

At the symposium, Monty and his Certified Instructors will work with a range of young and remedial horses. Participants will gain first-hand knowledge during demonstrations, lectures, and discussions. This event is for the novice rider, the non-rider, as well as the advanced student who wants to observe advanced horsemanship at work. There will be demonstrations on how to communicate with horses in their natural language in various situations.

The Awards dinner on Wednesday night features artists and the film festival screening.  The menu for the evening film festival:
Wild Arugula-Shaved Sweet Fennel-Red Onion-Orange and Toasted Pepitas Salad
IPA Vinaigrette

Pit Smoked-Malt Brined Chicken
BBQ Beef Sirloin Cap-Cilantro-Sundried Tomato Pebre
Roasted Vegetable Lasagna-Fresh Ricotta and Pomodoro Sauce
Finley Farms Organic Vegetables-Romesco Sauce
Garlic Fried Organic Potatoes-Fresh Herbs

Double Rum Yum Cakes-Berry Compote-Vanilla Cream

Monty Roberts’ life’s goal is “to leave the world a better place than I found it, for horse and for people too.”

For more information, go to or contact Flag Is Up Farms at (805) 688-6288 or email



Photos available upon request

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The New York Times bestselling author and world-renowned horse trainer Monty Roberts is available for interviews.

MONTY ROBERTS first gained widespread fame with the release of his New York Times Best Selling book, The Man Who Listens To Horses; a chronicle of his life and development of his non-violent horse training methods called Join-Up®. 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’s championships in the show ring. Today, Monty’s goal is to share his message that “Violence is never the answer.” Roberts has been encouraged by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with the award of the Membership in The Royal Victorian Order, as well as becoming Patron of Join-Up International. Other honors received were the ASPCA “Founders” award and the MSPCA George T. Angell Humanitarian Award and FEI’s Man of the Year. Monty was recently included as Horse and Hound Magazine’s Top 50 Horsemen of All Time. Monty is credited with launching the first of its kind Equus Online University; an interactive online lesson site that is the definitive learning tool for violence-free training.

JOIN-UP philosophies can be seen at work with both humans and horses across the world, from farms to major corporations. To learn more about Monty Roberts or the many applications of his Join-Up training methods, visit . Horse Sense and Soldiers aired on Discovery Military highlighting the therapeutic effect that horses and Monty Roberts’ Join-Up® have on PTSD. Roberts has teamed with The Corporate Learning Institute to help transfer the key learning’s from his work to


Last Chance Deal! Monty’s Summer Courses

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

The Monty Roberts International Learning Center wants to make sure you are not missing out on our 50th Year Anniversary Special Summer Offer.

We have combined some of our courses taught by Monty with hands-on classes where you can learn the silent language of horses, “Equus.”

Come and join us for this once in a lifetime opportunity.

I hope to welcome you here for one of our exciting packages at the Monty Roberts International Learning Center this Summer.

For more information, go to:

Kind Regards,

Denise Heinlein, Head Instructor
Monty Roberts International Learning Center

































Wild at Heart Women’s Weekend at Flag Is Up Farms

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015
Solvang, California, July 29, 2015- Women from all over the globe will be converging on famous Flag Is Up Farms for the weekend November 7-8, 2015. The event is called Wild at Heart and will provide women from all walks of life with fun, rewarding, and personal development. Women will explore their own passions and interests with world famous sculptress and Award-Winning Horse back rider, Pat Roberts. Imagine spending a weekend on a working horse farm with other women who have similar interests.
The agenda is packed with fun and interactive events and will include a tour of the farm, art lessons with Pat, wine tasting and local foods tastings, and even a horseback riding lesson that focuses on eliminating your fears while riding. Participants will also take the Riding Styles Assessment and receive free copies of the book Horse Sense for Leaders.
“We are excited to offer this jam-packed weekend and look forward to meeting women who want to venture out and experience the incredible scenery, soak up positive messages, and experience a woman-lead weekend of November 7-8, 2015. Guests will be treated to dinner at Pat’s famous home high atop the hills overlooking the horse farm. The workshop location in located in the middle of wine country in the Santa Ynez Valley.
To learn more about the event visit,
For additional support contact Adam Bates at or Dr. Susan Cain at 


Monty Roberts Willing Partners™: RANSOM IN SILVER

Friday, October 11th, 2013
“Silver” is a 2011 red roan gelding 14.2hh. This good-sized young horse has a great disposition and a positive attitude to learning. His confirmation and color will certainly catch your eye. Silver arrived here at the farm as a foal. In 2013, after extensive groundwork, he was started and used in the MRILC classes. He has had the opportunity to be handled and exposed to many people and situations.

Ransom In Silver



Monty Roberts Willing Partners™: HOLLYWOODGOLD SMOKEY

Friday, October 11th, 2013
“Smokey” is a 2011 grullo gelding 14.2hh. We are impressed with his disposition and his trainability and look forward to seeing him progress. Smokey arrived here at the farm as a foal. In 2013, after extensive groundwork, he was started and used in the MRILC classes. He has had the opportunity to be handled and exposed to many people and situations.




Monty Roberts Willing Partners™: NU HOLLYWOOD ZANE

Friday, October 11th, 2013
“Zane” is a 2010 grullo gelding 14.3hh. This easygoing horse is mentally and physically able to be the right partner for someone to have fun with for a long time. He has accepted all of the challenges presented in his training program with the right mindset. He will make someone a wonderful Willing Partner.


Watch Zane’s first Join-Up and first saddle with Monty:




Monty Roberts Willing Partners™: KING ZEBRA MAGIC

Friday, October 11th, 2013
“Zebra” is a 2010 grullo gelding 14.3hh. This is a good example of a horse who is willing to learn, fun to ride and has a great disposition. His ability to be confident in his job offers a great future for him. His unique markings make him an attractive gelding that will always catch people’s eye.


Watch Zebra work on the flat in both Western as well as English tack:

Zebra at the beach at Hollister Ranch!





Monty Roberts Willing Partners™: DOX STARLIGHT

Friday, October 11th, 2013
This athletic Willing Partner has been trained for reining and working cow horse events in addition to the compulsory training all Willing Partners receive. Dox was bred, raised and trained by Monty and Pat and team. In fact, he is a great grandson of Monty’s beloved horse, Johnny Tivio. Pat has always enjoyed running the breeding program, choosing the correct stallion to cross on her broodmares in order to produce the best and brightest young horses possible. Since the 1960′s, she has managed to produce champions in both performance as well as in halter competitions. There are currently three Willing Partners who have come from Pat’s program: Dox Starlight, Nic’s Mojo and CU Sudden. Dox is a 2006 bright chestnut gelding 15hh.


Watch Dox ridden under saddle in both Western and English tack:



Monty Roberts Willing Partners™: KING COYOTE QUIXOTE

Friday, October 11th, 2013
“King” is a 2010 grullo gelding 14.3hh. This nicely put together, eye-catching grullo is very attentive, intelligent and keen to learn. With his athletic ability, he will have the opportunity to excel in many areas whether it is western or English or just out on the trail.


 Watch King under saddle in both English and Western tack:





Monty Roberts Willing Partners™: HOLLYWOOD GLADIATOR

Friday, October 11th, 2013
“Gladiator” is a 2009 buckskin gelding 15hh. This horse is very gentle, easygoing and kind natured. His diversity and acceptance of different situations gives one confidence and the opportunity to have a great ride. Can be ridden western or English.


Watch Gladiator Join-Up with Monty: