10th Annual MHARF Trainer’s Challenge Sat., Sept. 16


10th Annual MHARF Trainer’s Challenge Sat., Sept. 16


Sid Zacharias praises his horse. Photo by Ley Bouchard.

The 10th Annual MHARF Trainer’s Challenge (featuring the first ever Promise of the Future Training Competition for Young Horses) is a day-long event showcasing horses that have come through the Minnesota Hooved Animal Rescue Foundation rescue program. These horses have been matched with trainers who have been working with them throughout the summer. On the day of the Challenge the trainers will be demonstrating the skills they have taught the horses and will be competing for cash prizes! The horses are then offered at silent auction to pre-approved bidders/adopters.

Drew presents check. Photo by Ley Bouchard.

Lunch available on the premises. Event also features a large silent auction of equine-themed art and decor, MHARF store with new and used tack, gifts, books, t-shirts, and lots of other great stuff, sponsor booths, trainer info, and much more! Entrance fee is $5.00 per person (all ages). Saturday, September 16th at the Leatherdale Equine Center on the U of M St.Paul Campus (1801 West Dudley Avenue, Falcon Heights, MN 55113). Doors open at 8:30 a.m. for

Edison and Jamie Moeller ice bucket challenge. Photo by Ley Bouchard.

approximate event start time of 9:30 a.m. Please contact [email protected] with questions!

Sponsors of this event include:

Valley Equestrian News theveonline.com

Hay Chix  Hay Chix

University of MN Equine Center

Espana SILK


Anoka Equine Veterinary Services

Animal Humane Society

Horse Crazy Market

Brandy’s Rope Halters

Riverview Horseshoeing

Jack’s Vintage Jewelry

Jasper Bond Pottery

MN Pinto Horse Association


Lillmar’s Artistry Photos

Hartley Woodward, Inc.

Coach House Equestrian

EquiScentials Horse Care Products

Huppert Photography