Monty Roberts' 1998 National 'Join-Up' Tour Helps Raise $655,000 for Local Non-Profit Organizations

    TOPSFIELD, Mass., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Monty Roberts' 1999 "Join-Up"
 Tour helps raise thousands of dollars for horses and the people who love them
 throughout the country.  Last year's tour generated more than $655,000 for
 43 local non-profit organizations across the US and parts of Canada.  Monies
 raised for individual groups ranged from $5,000 to more than $40,000.  Monty's
 goal is to ensure the continuation and well being of these types of
 organizations by equaling or surpassing that amount in 1999.
     While the 1998 tour focused solely on Monty's "Join-Up" technique of
 starting young horses humanely and without pain or fear, his 1999 tour will
 include work with remedial horses as part of the demonstration.
     "I am so energized by the heartfelt reception we received from people all
 across the country.  During my many days on the road, I met so many people who
 believe that our planet is ready to embrace non-violence as a way of life,"
 says Mr. Roberts.  "My dream is to leave the world a better place for horses
 and humans.  What better way to do this than to show people how to train
 horses in a non-violent manner and to assist deserving equine groups at the
 same time?"
     Beneficiary organizations for the 1999 tour include programs for disabled
 riders, the Agape Therapeutic Riding Center in Cicero, Indiana, which is
 hosting an upcoming event in Indianapolis.  "Our efforts to provide
 therapeutic programs for the disabled depend heavily on fundraising and
 donations, and Mr. Roberts' demonstration will help raise much-needed funds to
 support our continued efforts," commented Cheryl Miller.  More than 500
 students benefit each year from Agape's programs.
     General admission seating for all events is $25 per night, with a limited
 number of VIP tickets also available at $75.  The VIP admission includes
 ringside seating and a one-hour reception and book signing with Mr. Roberts.
 Tickets are available by calling the toll-free number, 888-826-6689.  For more
 information about Mr. Roberts' 1999 tour schedule or about becoming a
 beneficiary organization, visit his web site at www.montyroberts.com.
 
 

SOURCE Monty and Pat Roberts, Inc.

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