Trainers Challenge 2019

Over $2,000 in prizes including cash and saddlery vouchers.

Trainers will demonstrate techniques in creating a partnership with an unhandled horse through to saddle and preparing the horses for further education. Working quietly and using the latest in gentle techniques, trainers will demonstrate how they gain the trust and confidence of the young horse that they have chosen to work with.

Three heats will take place over Thursday, Friday and Saturday with a final demonstration and announcement of winners on Sunday.

The Man From Snowy River Trainers Challenge aims to provide education, knowledge and entertainment to Festival visitors whilst showcasing the best possible horsemanship techniques.

Contestants are to provide a demonstration that will show what is involved in the starting of a young horse. You are also required to demonstrate the education process with the horse and how problems are faced and overcome during the journey.