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Midwest Horse Fair Mountain Trail Challenge

*The Application is now closed. All classes are full.

Are you ready for a riveting competition, which brings together thrilling obstacles, precision riding, great partnerships and a whole lot of excitement? Midwest Horse Fair, in partnership with the International Mountain Trail Challenge Association, is proud to present the 2020 Mountain Trail Challenge, a competition pairing versatility and finesse with horse and handlers of all ages, levels and backgrounds.

$15,000+ in Cash Prizes!

Join us Sunday, April 19, 2020 in the Blain’s Farm & Fleet Coliseum for an action-packed day where talented horses and skilled handlers realize their true partnerships through trust and challenge. Experience the fun first hand as 50 competitors navigate an obstacle course filled with natural, manmade and extreme obstacle challenges while vying for their stake in more than $15,000 in cash prizes!

Interested in competing? Continue reading for competitor information, class options and links to rules and regulations.



Cash Prizes

Classes1st Place2nd Place3rd Place
In-Hand Pony$1300$900$520
In-Hand Horse$1300$900$520
Level One$1300$900$520
Level Two$1300$900$520
Level Three$1300$900$520

Additional Prize Categories

Blain's Farm & Fleet has generously sponsored the prize money for the Gambler's Choice and Youth prize categories. Winners in these categories will receive their cash prize in the form of a Blain's Farm & Fleet gift card, good for any of their 42 locations across the midwest!

1st Place2nd Place3rd Place
Gambler's Choice (Optional Add-on for Level 2 or 3 competitors only, additional competition fee applies to enter)$500 $300$100
Youth  (All Youth will be automatically entered into this additional prize division)$300$150$50


*Additionally, ribbons will be provided for placings 1st - 10th in all classes and categories.


GENERAL COMPETITION INFORMATION

EXPLANATION OF CLASSES

GAMBLERS CHOICE

The rules are different. You have 2 minutes to show your skills. Safely navigating the obstacles is all that counts. However, if a horse steps out with just one foot the obstacle does not count for a score. Each obstacle has a value which is given when show starts. You must be across the finish line before the 2 minutes are up or the last obstacle score does not count. Gamblers Choice is an optional add-on for Level 2 or 3 class competitors only; additional competition fee applies to enter.

OBJECTIVES & JUDGING

HOW TO APPLY

SCHEDULE REQUIREMENTS

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

HEALTH REQUIREMENTS

QUESTIONS


COURSE MAP PATTERNS

In-Hand (Pony and Horse) Pattern

Level 1 Pattern

Level 2 Pattern

Level 3 Pattern

Gambler's Choice


RESOURCES

IMTCA Membership Application and Info

IMTCA Rulebook


APPLICATION

At this time all spots in the competition are full, however, we are still accepting a limited number of entries for the waitlist for the In-hand Pony class. Waitlist applicants will be noticed on a first-come, first-serve basis if a cancellation should occur.

Access the Mountain Trail Challenge Application HERE