Training Challenge

Thank you to our 2018 Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge Coordinator Casey Waldrop, the volunteer crew, competitors, sponsors, and the judges!

What people are saying about the Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge
“This was my first year I had a great time, friendly people everywhere. I plan on training again next year.” – Shauna P.

” I really LOVED seeing everybody’s freestyle routines! Rescue horses are AMAZING! Can’t wait for next year!” – Ryalin H.

” In the last three years that I have been a part of the Challenge, I have never seen competition so good! Congrats to everyone who participated! You guys all did a fantastic job! Keep up the good work and know you have made a major difference in all of these horses’ lives!” – Kristy T.

About the Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge

The Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge will begin accepting applications for the 2019 Challenge in late February 2019. Competitors will work with their horses from mid-June to October 19, 2019.

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 at the 2018 Bluebonnet Horse Expo in Austin, Texas.

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 to foster and is approved, as well as professional trainers. If you are not currently an approved foster home or BEHS member, join the rescue and download a fostering application to begin the process.

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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2019 Judges:

Judge bios can be found here

Sponsors of the 2019 Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge:

Buttercup Level
Adventures with Bluebonnet’s Galeno
Cynthia Clark
The Easter Colt
Jody Fields
Ann Livingston
Peanut, Adopted Bluebonnet horse
Linda Preston
Radar Love, Bluebonnet Spokespony
Cesar Remus
Torri Whitaker
The Williams’ Family
Barbara Wood

Wildflower Level
Anne Feltus
Cindy Hoffman
Mary Lind
Ann Livingston
Constance Meredith
Nancy Miller
Robin Morin
Tracy Mullineaux
Mary Salsman
Helena Seiver
Eileen Tidwell
Angela Williams

Daisy Level
Cheryl Bisson
Michelle Burkhardt
Burleson Equine Hospital
Janet Chamberlin
H2S Farms
Hummingbird Hill Horse Training
Robin Morin
Glenda Ruggles
Stephanie Shea
Smith Structural Engineers
Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter

Winecup Level
Happy Trails with PolkaDot and Cherokee
Margaret Hoffman
Margie Sloan

Indian Paintbrush Level
Caroline Vaughn Photography, LLC
Equine Mobile Veterinary Services – Dr. Kris Anderson
Friends of All That Jazz
Texas Bank
Julie Upchurch

Yellow Rose Level
7IL Ranch
Evelyn Gillum
Lonnie & Saundra Ledbetter Family Foundation

Youth Champ Level

Bluebonnet Level
K & W Engineering Solutions LLC

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