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.
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.
Sponsors of the 2019 Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge:
Adventures with Bluebonnet’s Galeno
The Easter Colt
Peanut, Adopted Bluebonnet horse
Radar Love, Bluebonnet Spokespony
The Williams’ Family
Burleson Equine Hospital
Hummingbird Hill Horse Training
Smith Structural Engineers
Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter
Happy Trails with PolkaDot and Cherokee
Indian Paintbrush Level
Caroline Vaughn Photography, LLC
Equine Mobile Veterinary Services – Dr. Kris Anderson
Friends of All That Jazz
Yellow Rose Level
Lonnie & Saundra Ledbetter Family Foundation
Youth Champ Level
K & W Engineering Solutions LLC