Hoosier Horse Fair & Expo
COLT STARTING CHALLENGE USA
4 Unbroke horses
4 Round pens
4 Expert horse trainers
The Hoosier Horse Fair Colt Starting Challenge will have 4 Contestants who will start, gentle and ride 4 unbroke horses in just a few hours. These horses have never been saddled, bridled, nor ridden, however they are halter broke.
Come and watch all 4 Natural Horsemanship Trainers work their horses at the same time. They will have 2 one hour sessions to work with their horse in their round pen with a 10 minute break in between. Each Trainer will explain to the audience, one at a time, what they are doing and why as they work with their horse.
The next day, all 4 Trainers continue their work with their horses in the round pens. Some will choose to leave the round pens and ride their horse in the arenas as they prepare their horses for the obstacle course. They will all have two 45 minute sessions to work with their horse, with a 10 minute break in between.
Next, all 4 Trainers will each have 12 minutes to ride their horse thru the obstacle course, one at a time. The Judges decide the Winner and a Buckle is awarded.
To enter your horse for this event, call Cristy 808-269-3408
We are looking for horses between the ages of 2 1/2 and 4 years old which are halter broke. They must be never saddled, bridled, nor ridden. No studs, drafts or mustangs. See the “Enter My Horse” tab for more information
Brose McVey has spent decades working with horses and has started colts for top trainers in reining, cutting and other disciplines. A businessman and father by day, his passion is working with horses and their owners, especially young colts. He works with clients to correct problems and improve owners’ relationship and experience using natural horsemanship techniques drawn from his study of top trainers like Clinton Anderson, Pat Parelli, Buck Brannaman, Ray Hunt and others, as well as his time studying under top reining horse trainers.
Brose is participating to draw attention to and raise funds for Ben’s Ranch Foundation, Inc., a charitable program he founded in honor of his late son. Ben’s Ranch Foundation is developing a national program to serve teens struggling with mental health conditions by placing them on individual family farms and ranches where they will live, work and unwind for a summer or longer.
Morgan Shortt manages the family farm known as “Anning Mill Farms” located in Ontario, Canada. Her fascination with horses began as a child; sitting for hours on end watching the herd. Morgan had the opportunity to debut her talents in the show ring at age 5 and fell in love with the partnership built between horse and human through the growth of learning different disciplines.
Spending most of her time in the Hunter/Jumper and breeding rings with various young horses, Morgan has a passion for the development of the young horse. This passion was channeled at the young age of 13 when Morgan began purchasing unhandled youngsters in effort to start them well enough for an amateur mount to purchase. As this venture grew she began small breeding operation, and Morgan was certified by Colorado State University as an Equine Reproduction Technician. “The ability to work with the horse from day it is born is a gift and a privilege.” says Morgan.
Morgan ran into many horses who had been miscommunicated to or misunderstood. This lead her to search out established methods of communication through a better understanding of natural horsemanship. Morgan makes special mention of a mentor, Tim Fortune, who introduced the teachings of Tom Dorance, Buck Brennaman, and Ray Hunt.
“Adjustments are the key to progression.” – Morgan Shortt
For more information on Colt Starting Challenge and the bios of the contestants visit coltstartingchallengeusa.com.
To enter your horse call 808.269.3408
To enter as a Contestant call 808.250.9949