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CENTRAL HIGHLANDS COLT STARTING CHALLENGE…

Featuring at Ag-Grow for 5 years, this remarkable event demonstrates horse whispering at its best. Three unridden colts are matched with three Understudy’s and their Mentors who progressively encourage trust and bond with the Colt until it can finally be ridden and perform tasks traditionally reserved for a much longer “break in” period.

In two days these horses go from wild to mild in a demonstration that is nothing short of REMARKABLE.

This is a great attraction that keeps building in popularity every year.

NEW IN 2017 – Over 2 Days:

  • 3 Understudy’s
  • 3 Mentors
  • 3 Different Techniques
  • 3 Round Pens
  • 6 Untouched Colts

Three horses that have never been ridden…

3 Understudy’s being Mentored by some of the top Australian Horseman and Woman who all have National & International Horse Training experience.

…A MUST SEE AT THIS YEARS AGGROW EMERALD FIELD DAYS…
Colt Starting Brochure

1st. Understudy

Dylan Wall

Dylan Wall grew up riding, like most station kids, he can't remember learning to ride. Dylan serious horse riding career really only began when he was in high school. That was when he started helping Ron Wall (Dylan's dad) to start his colts and yearlings.

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1st. Mentor

Ron Wall

Ron grew up in Springsure, where he was involved in Pony Club. He then completed a two year course at the Emerald Agricultural College, from college he headed north. First Ron worked at Mt Hope with Allan Wallace, then to Moray with Robert Durkin and Laurie Heading, where he got involved in Campdrafting.

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2nd. Understudy

Tom Craig

Tom as a boy grew up on a small Braham & Lucerne Farm, “Werona” in Northern NSW then moved with his family the outskirts of Toowoomba City for his father Stew Craig to further his career as an Equine Dentist.

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2nd. Mentor

Leah Read

Leah has grown up around horses and cattle her whole life. Starting out on small cattle properties around Mundubbera. As a young girl, she was actively involved in the local Mundubbera Pony club. This turned into her looking for more knowledge about the horse, and led her to well-known trainers Ken May and Anita Martin.

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3rd. Understudy

Breanna Cook

Breanna Cook grew up in the Monto district where her parents run a beef cattle property and small Brangus Stud. Breanna has enjoyed all aspects of rural life and started riding at an early age. Her love for horses and determination to improve her skills was evident from an early age.

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3rd. Mentor

Ken may

After a lifetime working in the training industry the passion to teach people and give horses a better life means one Queensland horseman is always keen to do more.

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Announcer

Scott Keogh

Central Highlands Colt Starting Challenge is ecstatic to have the 2014 Champion of the Colt Starting Challenge, Scott Keogh returns to impart his professional commentary to this event. Scott Keogh is a horse breaker and trainer operating his business SK Horsemanship, located in Clifton, South East Queensland.

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Judge

Cameron Parker

Cameron growing up in Gayndah QLD, and then moving to a cattle property that his family purchased at Bauhinia Downs, QLD, at the age of 7, Cameron found he had a niche with horses and cattle. This life experience continued through to when he moved to Clermont with his family as a teenager, then as he worked as a ringer on local cattle stations

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