The McDowells Australian Brumby Challenge

The McDowells Australian Brumby Challenge

The Trainers

The McDowells Australian Brumby Challenge has two separate components - The Ridden Challenge and The Yearling Challenge

The Ridden Challenge

Approved trainers are randomly assigned a mature brumby. Brumbies will be mares or geldings, aged from approximately 4 – 10 years of age. This event aims for trainers to develop their allocated brumby into a calm, well rounded saddle horse over 150 days. This event is open to Youth, Novice and Pro trainers.

The Yearling Challenge

Trainers are randomly assigned a yearling aged brumby. A strict requirement of this event is that Yearlings are not to be saddle started or sat on at any stage of their training. This is a youth only event, with trainers required to be aged 17 years or less at the commencement of the Challenge. Minimum age will be at the discretion of the Victorian Brumby Association committee.

You can find out more about each of our trainers below.

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Brumby: VBA Wrangler
Location: Red Hill, Victoria
Section: Ridden
Division: Professional
Brumby: VBA Brolga
Location: Meadows, South Australia
Section: Ridden
Division: Non-Professional
Brumby: VBA Zazu
Location: Cockatoo, Victoria
Section: Ridden
Division: Professional
Brumby: VBA Playboy
Location: Baddaginnie, Victoria
Section: Ridden
Division: Professional
Brumby: VBA Titanium
Age: 11
Location: Heathcote, Victoria
Section: Yearling
Division: Professional
Brumby: VBA Levi
Location: Winchelsea, Victoria
Section: Ridden
Division: Professional
Brumby: VBA Tokay
Location: Corryong, Victoria
Section: Ridden
Division: Professional
Brumby: VBA Feathers
Location: Mt Beauty, Victoria
Section: Ridden
Division: Non-Professional
Brumby: VBA Scarlett
Location: Young, NSW
Section: Ridden
Division: Non-Professional
Brumby: VBA Moonshine
Location: Gnarwarre, Victoria
Section: Ridden
Division: Non-Professional
Brumby: VBA Avena
Age: 14
Location: Coominya, Queensland
Section: Yearling
Division: Professional
Brumby: VBA Waratah
Location: Coominya, Queensland
Section: Ridden
Division: Professional
Brumby: VBA Brandy
Location: Maldon, Victoria
Section: Ridden
Division: Professional
Brumby: VBA Pandora
Location: Gnarwarre, Victoria
Section: Ridden
Division: Professional
Brumby: VBA Aussie
Location: Bayview, New South Wales
Section: Ridden
Division: Non-Professional
Brumby: VBA Bago
Age: 16
Location: Mt Gambier, South Australia
Section: Yearling
Division: Professional
Brumby: VBA Percy
Location: Heathcote, Victoria
Section: Ridden
Division: Professional
Brumby: VBA Cherry
Location: Takura, Queensland
Section: Ridden
Division: Professional
Brumby: VBA Galway
Age: 13
Location: Mt Barker, South Australia
Section: Yearling
Division: Professional
Brumby: VBA Cooper
Location: Mornington, Victoria
Section: Ridden
Division: Professional
Brumby: VBA Lark
Location: Gunning, New South Wales
Section: Ridden
Division: Professional
Brumby: VBA Taffy
Age: 10
Location: Pakenham Upper, Victoria
Section: Yearling
Division: Professional
Brumby: VBA Coolabah
Location: Braidwood, New South Wales
Section: Ridden
Division: Professional
Brumby: VBA Ariat
Location: Leitchville, Victoria
Section: Ridden
Division: Non-Professional
Brumby: VBA Nugget
Location: Caboolture, Queensland
Section: Ridden
Division: Professional
Brumby: VBA Dynamo
Age: 15
Location: Carey Gully, South Australia
Section: Yearling
Division: Professional
Brumby: VBA Lucky
Age: 14
Location: Coominya, Queensland
Section: Yearling
Division: Professional