Colt Starting Challenge USA

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           Contestants compete to gentle and ride the horse have drawn using Natural Horsemanship methods. The horses in this event have never been saddled, bridled, nor ever ridden.

  On the first day they have two one hour sessions to work with their horse in their round pen, with a half hour break in between. All the trainers are working their horses at the same time. They explain to the audience, while they are training, what they are doing and why.

   On the second day, they have two 45 minute sessions to work with their horse, with a half hour break in between. On the second session they can leave the round pen and ride in the arena to prepare their horse for the obstacle course. 

Next the round pens are removed from the arena, and each 
rider has 15 minutes to ride their horse thru an obstacle course in the arena. In the obstacle course, they ride over a tarp, weave thru vertical poles, walk thru zig zag poles, rope a barrel, and drag a pole. Judges decide the winner. A Buckle is awarded. 

 What is a Colt Starting Challenge?
The Rules of 
The Colt Starting Challenge USA
Enter your Horse for The Colt Starting Challenge USA
Contestants are to bring their own equipment such as saddle, pad, halter, ropes and any props they may need to work with the horse that they have drawn. No abusing the horse. No blindfolding the horse. The horse cannot be tied up to be saddled. No spurs, tie downs, and no hobbles or leg restraints of any kind. No bits allowed except an O ring snaffle bit. The horse can be ridden with a halter or bridle. 

In the obstacle course portion, the horse is to walk, trot, and canter around the arena once in each direction. Rider can complete each obstacle in any order. The horse also needs to back up 3 steps, and have all 4 feet picked up. The obstacles will be: weaving thru and over poles, cross a tarp, rope a barrel, and drag a pole with a rope. In any time left, the rider can show off to the audience. If a contestant can not ride their horse thru the obstacle course, then they will not be allowed to be part of the obstacle course. 

Contestants will have 5 points deducted 
each time for GETTING BUCKED OFF, and up to 10 points (at the discretion of each Judge) for having their HORSE/SADDLE SLAM INTO THE PANELS of the round pens.  

Submit your horse to be 
in the next Colt 
Starting Challenge for only $200. Get your horse 
started and ridden by an expert horse trainer using Natural Horsemanship methods

We will accept your horse if it is either a gelding or a filly which is at least 3 years old. It must 
never have been saddled, bridled or had anything on its back, and is sound. 

Your horse must be able to be lead into the round pen with a halter and lead. Pay $100 deposit now, pay the rest on the day of the Event. You must talk to us FIRST before entering your horse. We need to make sure your horse qualifies.
Call Cristy at 808-269-3408



Pay now, and pick up your tickets at the gate.

​ THE DOOR! 4-H Benefit
Adults $15/day
Teens $10/day
Kids 12 & under $5
Child under 6 - Free

​Adults- $15 per day
Child (age 6-12) $10/day
Child under 6 - Free

​Adults- $15 per day
Child (age 6-12) $10/day
Child under 6 - Free

Deposit  to Enter 
your Horse 
Total the $ amount 
of the tickets you wish to purchase and pay below. 

Please put in the message section WHICH EVENT the tickets are for and # OF ADULTS, and 
# OF CHILD tickets.
Enter as a Contestant in 
The Colt Starting Challenge USA
Call Russell Beatty at 808-250-9949 
to discuss your experience with starting horses to be considered to enter for any of these Colt Starting Challenges. Once he has approved your entry to a specific Challenge, then you are cleared to make payment below for your $100 non-refundable entry fee. 

There are only 3 spaces available for each Colt Starting Challenge. 
There will be a total of 4 Horse Trainers in each Challenge, with Russell Beatty being one of the 4. 
You will be asked to sign a release of all claims on the day of the event. 
Contestants are to wear a shirt with a collar, and a Cowboy Hat in the event. 

If you want to be in a specific Challenge and it is already full, we ask if you can be a Judge for that event. This way, if one of the Trainers drops out, you can be next in line to fill their spot. Also, by being a Judge, you can see exactly what The Colt Starting Event is like, 
so you will be prepared for the next one you enter. 

Colt Starting Challenge USA
Russell Beatty
P. O. Box 880516
Pukalani, HI 96788

Entry fee 
as a Contestant