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Pat Parelli

Famed Horse Trainer; Known for Natural Horsemanship

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Pat Parelli Biography

Born in California’s Bay Area, Pat Parelli was obsessed with horses at an early age. When Pat was just 13, a horseman and trapper named Freddie Ferrera of Livermore, California, recognized Pat’s talents with horses and took him under his wing. During the summers he would teach him valuable lessons about how to be more natural with horses, dogs, cattle and nature itself.

Pat’s horse career began with working in stables at age 9. If there were horses, Pat would be there, enthusiastically helping with whatever he could, ears open for every drop of information. He even started to develop his own ideas about raising foals and training horses, an unusual thing for a young boy.

At the age of 17, Pat Parelli launched himself into rodeos, his favorite event being the bareback riding. A natural, with a good coach in John Hawkins, Pat won the Bareback Rookie of the Year title in 1972, his buck-off average just 4 percent. Watching many rodeo athletes trying to move on, Pat was determined to find life after rodeo.

A career in training horses seemed logical and he started a business that concentrated on starting colts. However, like many trainers before him, it wasn’t long before the pattern of equine and financial frustration set in and Pat found himself on the verge of getting out of horses altogether. He also resisted the idea that horse training should treat horses like inanimate objects.

He then met Tony Ernst, and he began to work under the tutelage of Troy Henry, a master horseman who specialized in training and developing both horse and rider for competition using psychology and communication.

Being an intense student of horses and horsemanship, Pat had begun to develop his own style of teaching. He also became interested in showing reined cow horses and was successful in reining and cutting events with both horses and mules. One of the greatest frustrations Pat experienced in training horses was handing them back to their owners who often had a noticeable lack of skill and understanding. He found that if the rider didn’t have enough savvy, the horses would regress. After much soul searching he finally decided that he couldn’t go on just training horses, he had to find a way to help people become more savvy with horses.

Pat discovered that he had a natural talent in finding the right words to explain what he understood about horses. So he turned his attention to helping people instead of horse training. He began to give “lessons” but had no idea that one day he would be able to help people on a much larger scale.

Parelli Natural Horsemanship centers on three continents and hundreds of thousands of students all over the world.

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Books
Raise Your Hand if You Love Horses: Pat Parelli's Journey from Zero to Hero (Western Horseman Books)

Raise Your Hand if You Love Horses: Pat Parelli's Journey from Zero to Hero (Western Horseman Books)

Natural Horse-Man-Ship: Six Keys to a Natural Horse-Human Relationship (A Western Horseman Book)

Natural Horse-Man-Ship: Six Keys to a Natural Horse-Human Relationship (A Western Horseman Book)

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    Booking fees for Pat Parelli, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Pat Parelli, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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Famed Horse Trainer; Known for Natural Horsemanship

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Pat Parelli Biography

Born in California’s Bay Area, Pat Parelli was obsessed with horses at an early age. When Pat was just 13, a horseman and trapper named Freddie Ferrera of Livermore, California, recognized Pat’s talents with horses and took him under his wing. During the summers he would teach him valuable lessons about how to be more natural with horses, dogs, cattle and nature itself.

Pat’s horse career began with working in stables at age 9. If there were horses, Pat would be there, enthusiastically helping with whatever he could, ears open for every drop of information. He even started to develop his own ideas about raising foals and training horses, an unusual thing for a young boy.

At the age of 17, Pat Parelli launched himself into rodeos, his favorite event being the bareback riding. A natural, with a good coach in John Hawkins, Pat won the Bareback Rookie of the Year title in 1972, his buck-off average just 4 percent. Watching many rodeo athletes trying to move on, Pat was determined to find life after rodeo.

A career in training horses seemed logical and he started a business that concentrated on starting colts. However, like many trainers before him, it wasn’t long before the pattern of equine and financial frustration set in and Pat found himself on the verge of getting out of horses altogether. He also resisted the idea that horse training should treat horses like inanimate objects.

He then met Tony Ernst, and he began to work under the tutelage of Troy Henry, a master horseman who specialized in training and developing both horse and rider for competition using psychology and communication.

Being an intense student of horses and horsemanship, Pat had begun to develop his own style of teaching. He also became interested in showing reined cow horses and was successful in reining and cutting events with both horses and mules. One of the greatest frustrations Pat experienced in training horses was handing them back to their owners who often had a noticeable lack of skill and understanding. He found that if the rider didn’t have enough savvy, the horses would regress. After much soul searching he finally decided that he couldn’t go on just training horses, he had to find a way to help people become more savvy with horses.

Pat discovered that he had a natural talent in finding the right words to explain what he understood about horses. So he turned his attention to helping people instead of horse training. He began to give “lessons” but had no idea that one day he would be able to help people on a much larger scale.

Parelli Natural Horsemanship centers on three continents and hundreds of thousands of students all over the world.

Pat Parelli Videos

  • Pat Parelli - Equine Behavior Lecture at Colorado State University ...
  • Pat Parelli Films Casper to Share with Tom Dorrance - YouTube

Pat Parelli Books

FAQs on booking Pat Parelli

  • How to book Pat Parelli?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Pat Parelli for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Pat Parelli, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Pat Parelli or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Pat Parelli?

    Booking fees for Pat Parelli, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Pat Parelli, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Pat Parelli?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Pat Parelli for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Pat Parelli for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Pat Parelli or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Pat Parelli or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Pat Parelli is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Pat Parelli for your event is available upon request. Pat Parelli generally travels from Pagosa Springs, CO, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Michael Archer, Simon Lovell, Ryan Gosling, Daniel Pauly and Jackson Galaxy. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Pat Parelli for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Pat Parelli Speaker Videos

  • Pat Parelli - Equine Behavior Lecture at Colorado State University ...
    Pat Parelli Films Casper to Share with Tom Dorrance - YouTube

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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