Up and Coming Trainers Take Part In Colt Starting Challenge : B93.3 FM : Lethbridge's #1 Hit Music Station : Lethbridge News, Alberta
B93 FM Lethbridge

 
Home /Local News Feed /
Up and Coming Trainers Take Part In Colt Starting Challenge

 
 

LETHBRIDGE - The Rocking Heart Ranch Colt Starting Challenge is underway.

 

10 trainers from across Western Canada are spending up to 60 days with one of their horses to train it on some basic fundamentals, as well as any extra showmanship qualities to earn extra points.

 

These up and coming trainers range in age. Melody Garner says "we've got everywhere from young guns from like 18, 19 up to I believe we have a gentleman in his late 40's, early 50's, but they're trainers that you don't necessarily hear of everyday. These are people that train a few horses a year, they're trying to get their business going and this is an opportunity for them to tell the world about what a good job they do."

 

The challenge will wrap up on August 24th at the Taber Agriplex. There will be three local judges including Heather Smith of Taber, Rose Prozak of Fort Macleod, and Ryan Smith of Champion. 4-H member's can also register with their club to judge the event and compare their score with the judges. 4-H kid's that participate will also be entered to win a yearling colt. There will also be a sale of the horses showcased that day.

 

Garner adds "we're trying to encourage more youth to come out to this event so that we can get more youth involved and back in the saddle and keep this horse industry growing."

 

Trainers in the challenge are Jon Blackmore of Magrath, Clem Lowry of Perryvale, Barry Arnstead of Claresholm, Calvin Bevans of Lethbridge, Rod Olsen of Cardston, Terrel Oler of Canyon BC, Jacequeline See of Edson, Maria Michel of Revelstoke, BC, Sid Matsalla of Yorkton, and Renee Gareau of Camrose. The winner will receive $5,000 cash.



Posted on Monday, July 01, 2013 at 4/18/2014 8:44:05 AM
Source: Tristan Tuckett - Country 95 News
 
 
Latest News Articles

 
Youth Advisory Council Concerned About Urban Drilling
Monday, July 01, 2013 : 4/18/2014 8:44:05 AM
 
Galt Museum Receives Donation From Owner Of Regent Restaurant
Monday, July 01, 2013 : 4/18/2014 8:44:05 AM
 
Watch Out For Fake AltaLink Employees Asking For Money
Monday, July 01, 2013 : 4/18/2014 8:44:05 AM
 
Local Producers Bring Home Canadian Cheese Awards
Monday, July 01, 2013 : 4/18/2014 8:44:05 AM
 
Heart Patients Have Access To Life Saving Device
Monday, July 01, 2013 : 4/18/2014 8:44:05 AM
Home /Country 95.5 FM News


 
 

 




 
B93.3 FM
Home Promotions
Station Blogs
On Air Events
News  
Other Links
Contact Us Alberta Equity Scholarship Program
Legal Notice Advertise with B93.3 FM
Privacy Policy  
Connect with B93.3 FM