2020 Promise of the Future In-Hand Training Competition

Promise of the Future Teams

Figaro                   Abbie Schramm

GusGus                Sarah Lemke

Jiminy Cricket      Courtney Stanek

Skip                      Michelle Fedewa

Tonka                   Kaitlyn Fedewa

Tootsie                 Debbie Anderson

In 2017, MHARF developed a new training competition called “The Promise of the Future” In-Hand Training Competition for Young Horses. This training competition (or as we like to call it for short: the “POF”)  was started due to the number of horses in our program every year who are too young to start under saddle but who are still in great need of training from the ground. The POF competition, now in its fourth year, takes place during the annual MHARF Trainer’s Challenge which is to be held this year on Saturday, September 5th, at the Leatherdale Equine Center on the University of Minnesota St. Paul campus.  The competition consists of a Halter/Condition class and in In-Hand Obstacle/Trail class. The competition is 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 is an in-hand only competition and no mounted work will be allowed during training or competition.  We will be awarding prize money, but the exact amount is yet to be determined. We will have more details on that when we have the information is available!

We will begin accepting trainer applications for the 2020 competition on 01/15/20

2020 “Promise of the Future” Trainer Application

Answers to FAQS about the Promise of the Future Training Competition

We are again looking for possible event sponsors, both corporate and individual, so please Contact Us for more information on sponsorship opportunities!

2019 POF Results and Photo Gallery

2018 POF Results and Photo Gallery

2017 POF Results and Photos Gallery