Bluebonnet Horse Expo

NEXT EXPO & TRAINING CHALLENGE – OCTOBER 8, 2022

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Fall 2022

Update – we are no longer accepting applications for the Fall 2022 Training Challenge. 

Horse assignments will be made in mid-June and the training period begins on June 15th. The competition takes place on Saturday, October 8th at the Williamson County Expo Center in Taylor, Texas.

Review the rules and apply to participate.

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.

The goals of the Challenge are to:

  • Introduce the public to talented rescue horses
  • Showcase the training abilities of participants
  • 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
  • Ability to perform basic skills such as tying, picking up feet, etc.

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