Konocti Unified School District and Brooks Firestone Express Gratitude to Roberts
Solvang, CA (January 16, 2006) – Monty Roberts, internationally acclaimed horse trainer and bestselling author of The Man Who Listens to Horses, was recently honored with two awards; one for service to Konocti Unified School District and another for his role in beautifying his home region of the Santa Ynez Valley with oak trees.
The first of these awards came in the form of a resolution from the Konocti Unified School District in northern California. It reads, in part, “Honoring Monty Roberts for Outstanding Service to the Konocti Unified School District.” The request for Roberts to assist the Konocti Unified School District came immediately after these educators became aware of his recent successes with an English grammar school. Kingshurst Junior School, in Birmingham England, was declared a failing school in 2000.