Central Highlands Colt Starting Challenge

Central Highlands Colt Starting Challenge is held at the Emerald’s Ag Grow in July each year.

The event, now in its 5th year aims to give the audience the ultimate equine experience by allowing them to interact with the horsemen competing in the event over two days.

Attendees witness three leading horse people demonstrate their equine abilities to each take two horses from an unbroken mount to be able to complete an obstacle course.

The Central Highlands Colts Starting Challenge has based their event on the wealth of knowledge that the three competitors can pass on to the spectators, as each have a unique style that they have learnt over the years of starting colts in Australia and the USA.

Their goal is to promote the horse breaker/colt starters that are positively active in the business.

In two days these horses go from wild to mild in a demonstration that is nothing short of remarkable. This is a great attraction that keeps building in popularity as the years go by.

Events over 2 Days:

  • 3 Competitors
  • 3 Horseman & Women
  • 3 Different Techniques
  • 3 Round Pens
  • 6 Untouched Colts

All colts in the Challenge are by Bluey Rey.


Previous Winners/Competitors

2017

2017 saw a change in focus from the horse to young trainers who are starting out in the industry.  6 competitors – 3 Mentors teamed with 3 Understudies.  [Find out more…]

Champions

  • Mentor – Ron Wall
  • Understudy – Dylan Wall
  • Colt – TN My Lady Blue, owned by Danny & Leanne Jones, started by Ron Wall.

 


TN Blues Rey Babe Q-74620 – “Princess”

Winner of the Inaugural John Quintana Memorial Colt Starting Challenge 2013.

TN Blues Rey Babe Q-74620


TN My Girl Rey A2-2695

Participant in the Inaugural John Quintana Memorial Colt Starting Challenge 2013.

[Photo by VGD.]


TN Lilly Rey Q-76529

Winner of the 2014 Colt Starting Challenge. 

  • Started by Scott Keogh.

TN Lilly Rey & Scott Keogh

[Photo by VGD.]


TN Tezza Rey Q-82358

Winner of the 2015 Central Highlands Colt Starting Challenge. 

TN Tezza Rey Q-82358


TN Blue HWY

Winner of the 2016 Central Highlands Colt Starting Challenge. 

  • Started by Paul Clarkson

 


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Central Highlands Colt Starting Challenge