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CENTRAL HIGHLANDS COLT STARTING CHALLENGE…Has Been Cancelled for 2020, Will Be Back Bigger and Better in 2021!!

Featuring at AG-Grow for it’s 8th year running, this remarkable event demonstrates horse whispering at its best. Three unridden colts are matched with three Competitors who progressively encourage trust and bond with their 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.


  • 3 Competitors
  • 3 Different Techniques
  • 3 Round Pens
  • 6 Untouched Colts

Three horses that have never been ridden…

Top Australian Horseman and Woman who all have National & International Horse Training experience.

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1st. Competitor

Jess Munro

Jess or 'Red Foo' as she is known is 23 years old and grew up on the back of a horse and now lives in Tamworth working for last years 'Real Deal winner Rob Leach.


2nd. Competitor

Joshua Knight

Joshua started riding at age 11 in New Zealand where he rode at pony club and competed in show jumping. Joshua moved to Australia when he was 19 and started working at the Australian Outback Spectacular as a stunt rider/ performer.


3rd. Competitor

Anthony Jessup

Anthony has been breaking in horses in the Northern Territory and Queensland since 2009. He travels North West Queensland and the Barkly Tablelands Northern Territory for large company stations and private clients as well.



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.



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


Colt Starting Australia (CSA) shows the world the heart of professional Australian horsemanship and how to correctly start a horse while promoting top performance horse bloodlines. We do this through our Colt Starting Australia Championship events, innovative industry marketing and networking.

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