Training Challenge

Thank you to our 2016 Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge Coordinator Stephanie Harvey and our judges! Thank you also to all of the sponsors of the 2016 Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge and to each participant and adopter. The 2016 Training Challenge was a huge success with record adoption numbers!

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

032Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society is accepting entries for the Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge from April 1st, 2017 – July 1, 2017.  Competitors will work with their horses from June 15, 2017 until the Bluebonnet Horse Expo on October 21, 2017.

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 (starting in June 2017) and will compete in the Challenge at the 2017 Bluebonnet Horse Expo on October 21, 2017.

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 whose property is inspected and approved. 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 Stephanie at with any questions.

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2017 Judges:

We’re so grateful to our outstanding judges for donating their time and expertise to the Challenge in 2017!

Doreen Atkinson
Kate Love
Darla Walker-Rider


Sponsors of the 2017 Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge will continue to be added.

Buttercup Level
Emese Felvegi
Chyrl Goetzman
Constance Meredith
Sarah Thompson
Nancy Miller

Wildflower Level
Cheryl Bennett
Magdaleen Duvall
Ann Feltus
Kimberly Hatfield
Robin Morin
W.L. Salsman, Jr.
Nancy Schimming
Adele Shaw – The Willing Equine
Barbara Wood
Beverly Zawacki

Daisy Level
Teri Davis
The Equine Behaviorist
Tammy Holsey
Nicky Ladkin
Glenda and John Ruggles
Janette Sims
Karen Strieder

Winecup Level
Brazos Valley Equine Hospital – Stephenville – Amy Whitney –
Jennifer Dunning
Evy Gillum
Margaret Hoffman
Hilary LoBue/Hummingbird Hill Horse Training –
IX Brand SEO Services Company –
Ann Pawlak
S C Scott

Indian Paintbrush Level

Youth Champ Level

Bluebonnet Level
Annag Chandler
John P and Mildred O Hildebrandt Foundation
K & W Engineering Solutions LLC –



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