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Training Challenge


Thank you to our 2019 Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge Coordinator, the volunteer crew, competitors, sponsors, and the judges!

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About the Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge

The Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge will begin accepting applications for the 2020 Challenge in late February 2020. Competitors will work with their horses from June to October 17, 2020.

Please note that ONLY pre-approved adopters will be allowed to attend the Training Challenge due to COVID-19 capacity limitations.

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 2020 Bluebonnet Horse Expo in Taylor, Texas. Please note that ONLY pre-approved adopters will be allowed to attend in person due to capacity limitations.

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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Sponsors of the 2020 Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge:

(Sponsors will be added as received)

Buttercup Level
American Indian Horse Registry
Kristan Bina
Sissy Camacho
Michelle Corn
Cyndi Craig
Linda Kirk
Constance Meredith
Tracy Olday
Ann Pawlak
Marchelle Taylor
Barbara Wood

Wildflower Level
Cheryl Bisson
Janet Chamberlin
Jacque Gates
Mary Ashley Gredell
Cindy Hoffman
Tammy Holsey
Marianne Naufel
Kay Prince
Sue Ann Spinks
Tori Whitaker
Julie Wright

Daisy Level
Angela Caras
Caroline Vaughn Photography
Lynn Ciavarini
Cynthia Clark
Christine Etue
Margaret Harris
Hummingbird Hill Horse Training
Sharon Jacobson
Lazo Performance Horses – In Memory of “The Ultimate Attitude” aka Cooper
Robin Morin
Glenda Ruggles
Robin Morin
Sarah Thompson
Jennifer Williams

Winecup Level
Brave Horse Center
Lee Thornbury – In Memory of BEHS horse Bingo
Theresa Yeager

Indian Paintbrush Level
Margie Sloan
Debra Spellings
Julie Upchurch

Yellow Rose Level
Sharon Martin-Holm

Youth Champ Level
Cynthia Leatherwood

Bluebonnet Level
K&W Engineering
Stephanie Harvey

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