Training Challenge

Thank you to our 2020 Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge Coordinator, the volunteer crew, competitors, sponsors, and the judges!

About the Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge

We are currently accepting applications for the Fall 2021 Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenges.
Spring 2021 Challenge:  

COVID-19 is a contagious disease that can lead to illness and death. While both we and the event venue has taken enhanced health and safety measures as recommended by the CDC, an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists regardless of precautions taken in any public place, including the Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge. In an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and for everyone’s safety, you must wear a mask when not mounted on a horse, social distance, and comply with any and all posted instructions and government orders related to COVID-19 while at the Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge. BY ATTENDING THE BLUEBONNET RESCUE HORSE TRAINING CHALLENGE, YOU AND ANY GUESTS VOLUNTARILY ASSUME ALL RISK RELATED TO COVID-19 AND OR MUTATIONS THEREOF AND AGREE TO RELEASE, WAIVE AND DISCHARGE BLUEBONNET EQUINE HUMANE SOCIETY AND THEIR AFFILIATES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, CONTRACTORS AND LICENSEES FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY, LOSS, CLAIM OR DEMAND ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO EXPOSURE TO OR CONTRACTION OF A COMMUNICABLE DISEASE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO COVID-19. MASK REQUIRED.

Fall 2021

We will begin assigning horses in late May.  Horses will be picked up June 1 – 15, and the competitors will work with their horses from June 15-October 16.  The competition will take place during the Bluebonnet Horse Expo at the Williamson County Expo Center in Taylor, Texas on October 16. 

The Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge is a competition in which volunteer foster homes and professional trainers work with a Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society foster horse for four months and compete in the Challenge in the Spring or Fall Challenge.

The goals of the Challenge are to:

  • Introduce the public to talented rescue horses
  • Showcase the training abilities of Bluebonnet foster homes
  • Produce horses who are ready to go to work for their adopters

The competition is open to any BEHS member who applies and is approved, as well as professional trainers. If you are not currently a BEHS member, join the rescue to begin the process.  Those competing in the professional category do not have to join the rescue.  All competitors will need to fill out a Training Challenge application here.

The contest will be judged by a panel of  three equine professionals. Each horse and trainer or foster home combination’s total score will be based on:

  • Difficulty level of horse
  • Condition of horse
  • Freestyle Class
  • Trail Class

Please email us with any questions.

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