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James Kjerstad Event Center, Rapid City, SD
 Oct 20, 21 & 22, 2017
Fri night 7 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat & Sun days   3 pm - 5pm
800 San Francisco St, Rapid City SD  

After paying entry for the Expo, our event is free

- 6 ROUND PENS.....

The Black Hills Horse Expo Colt Starting Challenge will have 6 Contestants who will start, gentle and ride 6 unbroke horses in just 
a few hours. These horses have never been saddled, bridled, nor ridden, however they are halter broke. 

On Friday night at 7pm, come and watch all 6 Natural Horsemanship Trainers work their horses at the same time. They will have 2 one hour sessions to work with their horse in their round pen with a 10 minute break in between. Each Trainer will explain to the audience, one at a time, what they are doing and why as they work with their horse.

On Saturday day at 3pm, all 6 Trainers continue their work with their horses in the round pens. Some will choose to leave the round pens and ride their horse in the arena as they prepare their horses for the obstacle course. They will all have two 45 minute sessions to work with their horse, with a 10 minute break in between. 

Then at on Sunday at 3pm, all 6 Trainers will each have 10 minutes to ride their horse thru the obstacle course, one at a time. The Judges decide the Winner and a Buckle is awarded. 

Contestants Entered for
The Black Hills Horse Expo
Colt Starting Challenge

1.  L. C. Mahaffey (Texas)

2. Chance Vomacka (S. Dakota)

3. Phil Rogers (N. Carolina)

4. Fausto Navarro (New Jersey)

5. James Maze (Washington)

6. Caleb Kenner (Nebraska)

Biography and Contact Information of 
Contestants for the Black Hills Horse Expo

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to see the bio's & pictures of the Trainers 
who have entered this event
Pay $150 Contestant Entry fee 
for the Black Hills Horse Expo
(Note - Your entry fee is non-refundable)