2020 Trainers Challenge
||The Trainers Challenge is a unique opportunity to see 3 trainers put their skills to work to show the public their abilities and methods of training an unbroke horse. This is NOT the way these trainers would normally start a colt, what they do in the 3 days of the Challenge they might take 30 – 60 days or more to get the horse really working well at all of the different skills they are training into the colts. This Challenge is meant to be a venue to educate the public that there are more than one or two ways that you can start a colt and succeed at getting a quiet broke horse.
The format will have 3 – Trainers, 3 – Horses and 3 – Judges. Keep in mind that these horses will have just started their training to become that broke horse. The trainers are progressing far quicker than they normally would always keeping the horses’ best interest at heart.
The judging at this challenge is based on 10% on the horse, 60% on the trainer’s ability to train the horse and 30% on the trainer’s ability to educate the attendees. So the trainer that gets his/her horse to do the most or does a better presentation at the finals won’t necessarily win. The winner of the challenge will be the trainer that can achieve the highest success with both the horse & the spectators.
Past Trainers Challenge Champions
- 2021 – Matt Robertson, Trevor Mertes, Cain Quam
- 2020 – Cancelled due to COVID-19
- 2019 – Dale Clearwater, Kade Mills, Rod Olsen
- 2018 – Kade Mills, Jason Irwin, Alex Alves
- 2017 – Martin Black, Glenn Stewart, Shamus Haws
- 2016 – Doug Mills, Patrick King, Scott Purdum, Steve Rother
- 2015 – Patrick King, TJ Clibborn, Kateri Cowley
- 2014 – Kent Williamson, Russ Krachun, Tom Durocher
- 2013 – Sean Patrick, Wylene Davis, Heath Marshall
- 2012 – Mike Kevil, Martin Black, Kerry Kuhn
- 2011 – Shawn Seabrook, Kade Mills, Aaron Ralston
- 2010 – Ken McNabb, Brent Trout, Tom Forehand
- 2009 – Doug Mills, Mel Hyland, Patrick Hooks
- 2008 – Steve Rother, Craig Cameron, Jon Ensign
- 2007 – Jay O’Jay, Steve Rother, Raye Lochert