Special Events

Colt Starting Challenge

Colt Starting Challenge USA will return to the Northwest Horse Fair & Expo in 2024!  Colt Starting resized

Don’t miss the excitement as 4 trainers compete to gentle, start and ride 4 unbroke horses in just a few hours using natural horsemanship methods.  Trainers will have a 2 hour session on Friday, a 1.5 hour session on Saturday to work with their horses – in front of the live audience.  Trainers will each have the opportunity to share their method and approach during these sessions.  Sunday, trainers will ride their horses through an obstacle course and the winner will be announced.  No additional admission is required to attend this event, it is included with your daily admission to the Northwest Horse Fair & Expo.