Nashville’s Templeton Thompson To Hold Concert at Monty Roberts’ Event in June

Monty Roberts and his team are preparing for their 5th annual event that celebrates Happiness, Health & Horses with Templeton Thompson and Sam Gay who’ll be coming in from Nashville for a very special concert on Friday night at The Movement 2022. Templeton Thompson and her husband and musical partner, Sam Gay, have both been staff writers for several publishers on Music Row. Between them they’ve had songs recorded by Reba McEntire, Jo Dee Messina, Montgomery Gentry, Little Texas, Bryan White, Sherrie’ Austin and more. Most recently their songs have topped the Australian Country charts more than half a dozen times. As an artist, Templeton has earned the praise of such acclaimed artists as Clay Walker, Australia’s Gina Jeffreys and the legendary Michael Martin Murphey. Templeton and Sam have had songs and Sam’s instrumentals placed in different Film and TV projects. The 20th Century Fox movie Dr. Doolittle 3 featured their song ‘Settle Down Cinderella’ and the Lifetime Christmas movie, Every Other Holiday, featured their song ‘Happy Yee-Halidays’. They’ve also had the good fortune of working with Director and Executive Producer Cindy Meehl of the Sundance/IFC film, Buck. Their songs and Sam’s instrumentals have been placed in several of Meehl’s projects: Dogs on the Inside, 7 Clinics with Buck Brannaman DVD series and Unbranded. Cindy also Directed & Executive Produced Templeton’s music video for their song ‘When I Get That Pony Rode’. The video was a Top 10 Music Video on GAC’s Daily Countdown, Voted into GAC’s Top 15 Countdown for 8 consecutive weeks and was the #1 streamed video on in its first week. Templeton’s song ‘Girls & Horses’ continues to be one of her most popular songs with horse lovers all over the world. Templeton is currently promoting her new single ‘Get Back Up’ from her new album with the same title which includes a duet with one of her biggest musical heroes, Michael Martin Murphey. Templeton’s new single is streaming everywhere now. The album was released on Templeton’s website on April 22, 2022. The video for Thompson’s first single ‘Get Back Up’ off of her new album with the same title, will be released in June. Visit Templeton’s website and tell her Monty sent you! The Central Coast of California has all the natural attributes that draw in the novice and the professional horsepersons alike. Its rolling hills with rows of wine grapes and ancient oaks is a place where settlers, visitors, and even their horses can have it all! Monty Roberts built his famous Thoroughbred farm here in 1966 and 56 years later he has now transformed the farm into a year round gathering place for some of the most talented horsepersons on earth. Roberts and other leading experts have been coming together annually at an event called The Movement to demonstrate & share their latest discoveries. The Movement is inspired by the love for horses, the ambition to impact their lives as positively as they impact ours and the belief that together we can drive positive change. The Movement launched in 2018 with the aim to create a one of a kind experience, uniting outstanding speakers and live demonstrations with horses to show the unprecedented difference horses can make across all aspects of life. Presenters and students will be gentling wild horses, teaching groundwork and trailer loading, and even riding a Mountain Trail course. From holistic health and hoof consults, to bodywork for your horse and for yourself, for the very first time, at The Movement 2022, VIP guests will be able to book a one-on-one private session with the presenters. Author and horse adventuress, Heather Wallace did a great job recalling the 2021 event here for Horse Illustrated magazine: Attendees of the 2021 event will remember Starlight, the horse featured at The Movement as a work in progress to highlight the methods and the care that Monty and his team put in to these horses who have been formerly mistreated. From barn and business advice, to sharing stories, to a private Templeton Thompson concert, The Movement will take place June 17 and 18 at the beautiful Flag Is Up Farms in Solvang, California. New this year is the special addition of private sessions offered on Sunday June 19 for those who want hands-on learning from our presenters. The theme of Happiness, Health & Horses signals a time to get back outside and enjoy the wonderful attributes of our equestrian sport. Sponsors like, American Harvest Inc., Horse Radio Network and have enjoyed the impact that the event has grown into. Jamie Jennings of Horses In the Morning, the longest running daily podcast on earth, has presented on all five years and has a great variety of talents. In 2020 the live stream of The Movement was even seen by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The Horse Radio Network and several of its shows will be well represented in June with hosts Glenn and Jennifer Hebert, Helena Harris, Dr. Wendy Ying DVM, Debbie Roberts Loucks and Jamie Jennings. Mark Bolender, founder of the International Mountain Trail Challenge Association (IMTCA) and creator of the Bolender Method™ will be teaching with his wife Lee and Sir Rugged Chex, known as Checkers, who was given the honor of becoming the first mountain trail horse to be turned into a Breyer Model Horse in 2020. Roberts has recently added a two-acre Bolender designed Mountain Trail to Flag Is Up Farms, creating the perfect opportunity for Mark Bolender to return and teach on it. He has added dates of June 20 and 21 for a clinic on Monty’s farm as well. Participation fee is $350 for a single day or $650 for two days. From the newest barn concepts to practicing breathing and sharing stories, to a private Templeton Thompson concert, there is something for the horse and the horseperson that is unique to any other event. Group events take place over two days, June 17 and 18 and per popular demand individual sessions are offered on day 3, June 19th, where you can put all concepts to practice. This is a unique chance to work with Monty and many other experts in private sessions. Attendees can bring their own horse or practice with one of Monty’s Transition horses from the Monty Roberts Mustang & Transition Horse program that are being trained on Flag Is Up