2019 Trainer's Challenge Details
We are pleased to announce that all horses have been placed with their trainers!!!
The Trainers Challenge will kick off on Sunday, June 23rd, 2019.
Be sure to follow these lovely horses and their trainers, and we hope to see you at the 5th Annual Trainers Challenge!!!
The 2019 Trainer's Challenge takes place on Sunday, June 23rd, 2019 at 4398 130th Avenue, Colfax 54730. Rain location TBD.
This is our 5th annual Trainer's Challenge and we are very excited for what is to come. We have big plans and big prizes this year to celebrate 5 wonderful and successful years as an organization and of the annual Trainer's Challenge. Now we just need YOU! The trainers to get your applications in and make this the most amazing year yet!
We have 29, yes 29, horses competing this year in what we are calling the 5 for 5 for 5 year Challenge. 5 levels of prizes, 5 levels of trainers, to celebrate our 5th year and help 29 beautiful souls that just need to complete this last step to be ready for their new homes!!!
2019 Trainer's Challenge FAQ:
1. Do I have to be an experienced trainer to
participate? No. We have horses that are perfect for
every age and experience level.
2. Can I select the horse that I will work with? Yes and
no. On your application, please let us know if there
are certain breeds, qualities, etc. that you prefer or
would rather avoid. We will then do our best to match
you with the most perfect candidate for you.
3. Do I have to pick the horse up on February 22, 2019? No. You can pick the horse up anytime beginning on February 22, 2019 through April 30, 2019. After that date, the application process will be closed.
4. Who will be responsible for the care and expenses of the horse? You. However, all of the horses are fully vetted prior to the pickup date including shots, coggins, farrier, dental, and deworming. You will be responsible to maintain their feet and deworming as it becomes due over the course of their time with you though. But, remember, ANY expenses you incur for the horse's care is tax deductible to you, so please keep your receipts.
5. What will be expected of me in training the horse? You are free to choose the
discipline on which you focus your training. Please try to keep the horse's natural
abilities and potential in mind though.
6. What if the horse gets sick or injured while in my care? If the horse gets sick or
injured, it is your responsibility to attend to their needs. If the illness or injury is to the
extent that the horse will not be able to continue to the end of the Challenge, please
arrange to bring them back to Pony Tales.
7. If I have to return the horse to Pony Tales, will I be able to work with another? That
will depend on the nature of the illness or injury, whether or not any other horses are
still available, and time. If it occurs after April 30, 2019, you will only have the option to
work with an in-hand horse due to time constraints.
8. What does 5 levels of trainers mean? We have horses participating ranging in age
from under a year old to teenage, all of varying degrees of current training, skills,
handle-ability, etc. The horses are broken down into 5 levels of knowledge their trainer
will need to have: Beginner, older beginner, intermediate, some experience, and very experienced.
9. If I am an experienced trainer, but want to do an in-hand horse, can I? Yes. Just please let us know your preference on your application.