2017 MHARF Promise of the Future Training Competition

Due to the number of young horses in our program this year (specifically the 6 White Sands mustangs from the ISPMB case), MHARF has developed a new training competition called “Promise of the Future”! This competition will take place during the annual Trainer’s Challenge of the Unwanted Horse which is to be held this year on Saturday, September 16th, at the Leatherdale Equine Center on the University of Minnesota St. Paul campus.  The competition will consist of a Halter/Condition class and in In-hand Obstacle/Trail class. The competition will be limited to 5-8 entrants and the “students” will be horses currently in the MHARF program who are over the age of one year but under the age of four years (and who are not started under saddle). This will be an in-hand only competition and no mounted work will be allowed during training or competition.  We will be awarding generous prize money, but the amount is yet to be determined. We will have more details on that when we have the information is available! We are also looking for possible event sponsors, both corporate and individual, so please Contact Us for more information on sponsorship opportunities!

Trainer Application deadline is May 1st, 2017, and trainers will be able to pick up their horses on or after May 15th, 2017. We will be posting much more information on this event. Please se the Trainer Application link and the Promise of the Future Answers to Frequently Asked Questions below. If you have further questions, please feel free to Contact Us. Thank you! We are really excited about this new competition and we hope it will become an annual event!