Colt Starting Challenge

The Third Annual Southern Equine Expo Colt Starting Challenge

The Southern Equine Expo Colt Starting Challenge is NOT a race, but rather an event to demonstrate and educate on how the proper use of sound horsemanship fundamentals result in establishing the functional relationship between horse and man. The process is accelerated in this format showcasing the effectiveness of each horseman. It is the journey, not the destination that matters most.

The Colt Starting Challenge will be divided into five sessions. The first three sessions will be conducted strictly in the round pen. The goal of the initial sessions is to establish a foundation to progressively build on. These sessions are approximately one hour in duration. The fourth session is 45 minutes on Saturday afternoon. Contestants will work individually using longeing and long lines to build independence from the round pen. The obstacle challenge on Sunday afternoon is the culmination of the built foundation.

2017 Colt Starting Challenge Contestants

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Michael Gascon

Taylor McIntosh

Ben Wallace

2017 Colt Starting Challenge Horses

Allgeldings are offered for sale following the Colt Starting Challenge

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