2019 Special Guests
Meet Amber Marshall - the star of CBC’s Hit Television Series, Heartland!
Amber Marshall doesn’t just play a horse lover on the show; she lives the cowgirl lifestyle! As a horse owner and accomplished horsewoman, there is nobody better to represent our event!
Amber has special ties to Heart of the Horse as she and Heart of the Horse event producer Niki Flundra became good friends when Niki first started working on Heartland doing some stunt riding for Amber and providing her specialty liberty horses for the show. An immediate respect and appreciation for each other’s talents formed. Amber's unique skills as an incredibly talented actress coupled with her high level of horsemanship and her ability to work with the horses that Niki specially trained have made for a winning combination!
We are so excited to have her as a special guest host for our Sunday Final rounds!
Also a guest at The 2019 Heart of the Horse is Amberley Snyder!
Amberley was born in California as the second to six children. Amberley fell in love with horses at a young age and began barrel racing at age 7 when her family moved to Utah. She competed in junior rodeos and up into high school, winning multiple titles and awards. Her senior year she finished as the National Little Britches World All Around Cowgirl. Amberley was also serving as the Utah FFA State President in 2009. In January of 2010, Amberley was involved in a rollover truck accident, leaving her paralyzed from the waist down. Eighteen months after that day, with a seatbelt on her saddle, she returned to competing in rodeo.
Amberley now competes in the Women's Professional Rodeo Association in the barrel racing event. Amberley has earned her place competing amongst professional barrel racers and has won multiple awards with the Cowboy and Cowgirl Hall of Fame organizations.
In 2018, Netflix released a movie based on her life titled Walk Ride Rodeo where Amberley was able to be her own stunt double for the film. Amberley shares her story of triumph over tragedy hoping she can motivate others to believe in themselves and get back on the horse.