Special Events

The following Special Events are coming to the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo!

Make sure to check out the websites of the presenters for full details.

This list will be updated regularly,
so be sure to come back often.

Breyer West 2020 Expo New Event and Program

BreyerWest website Click Here

BreyerWest is a Breyer-sponsored model horse event that includes model horse shows, model horse hobby workshops, demos, and more! Next year’s event takes place
February 28, 29 and March 1, 2020
at the National Western Complex in Denver, Colorado, in partnership with the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo (https://www.coloradohorsecouncil.com/rmhe/).

Equine Trail Sports

Click here: Equine Trails Sports

Click here for event registration via ETS Site

  • For Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced Horses & Riders!
  • Ribbons and prizes each day 1st-6th place Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, 1st-3rd Youngin’ (age 7-12), 1st-3rd Junior (age 13-17), Newcomer award.
  • Register for 1 day or all 3!
  • Save $10 with your online registration ($45 Adult, $22.50 Youth)
  • If you register for all 3 days you are automatically entered into the buckle series, awarding a buckle for the Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced high point.
  • Obstacle course competition with at least 8 obstacles each day in the Hall of Education Arena from 12 pm- 2 pm.
  • You pick your challenge level for each obstacle! Not great at loping, but really good at turning on the hind? You can select your difficulty level for each and every obstacle when competing at an ETS event.
  • Guaranteed FUN!

Colt Starting Challenge USA

Interview with Russell & Cristy

Colt Starting Challenge USA

To enter your unbroke mare or gelding for this event, call Cristy at 808-269-3408.
If you love horses, you will enjoy watching experienced cowboys and cowgirls from around the Country gentle, start, and ride unbroke horses in just a few hours. How is this possible? These horse trainers are not only very talented, but they are using Natural Horsemanship methods. This technique speeds up the process of starting and gentling a horse. Our event is not only to entertain you, but also to educate you about how a horse thinks, operates, and responds to a Horse Trainer’s cues using body language. Watch THE ACTION as you see the unique personalities of not only the horses, but also of the Contestants, and their original concepts to starting colts.

It is Colt Starting Challenge USA’s goal to provide a forum for Horse Trainers from around the Country to compete at our events, in order to show off their Natural Horsemanship skills. The Trainers compete against each other in order to find out at each event, who wins the Champion Trainer buckle. Trainers gain cumulative points at each event towards participation in the National Finals, at the prestigious NFR Cowboy Christmas Trade Show in Las Vegas, Nevada in December.

Colt Starting Challenge USA was founded by expert Horse Trainer Russell Beatty and his wife and announcer Cristy Beatty. They now tour the United States to produce Colt Starting Challenge USA events from California to Virginia.

For more information, see our web site at www.coltstartingchallengeusa.com and our Facebook page for videos of our events.

Colt Starting Challenge USA Schedule

All events take place in the Event Center.

Friday, Feb 28:
3:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Saturday, Feb 29:
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Sunday, March 1:
12:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Colt Starting Challenge USA Contestants

Colt Starting Challenge USA is still taking applicants for the Colt Starting competition to be held at the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo, Feb 28 – Mar 1, 2020.

For more information contact Colt Starting Challenge USA. 

Colorado Obstacle Challenge Buckle Series

Presented by Colorado Obstacle Challenge Series

Click here: Colorado Obstacle Challenge Buckle Series

Click here for event registration via Equine City Hall website

  • To register/purchase this event, this website requires login or creation of a free New Visitor Registration account.
  • Once at the website, click on the HORSE TOWN STORE button at the left.
  • In the SHOP FOR drop drop-down, select “Event” and click “GO”.
  • Select the “Expo 2020 Colorado Obstacle Challenge”.
  • Follow the prompts on each screen. On the “Available Sessions” tab, click to checkmark each Division level and/or Jackpot Race option you want to participate in.
  • Once on the checkout screen, if you would like to change the Quantity of any of the Divisions entries, you may do so here.
  • Complete registration by using the Check Out button and following the prompts.
  • Two separate confirmation emails will be sent to you upon successful registration.

Hosted by the         

2020 Rocky Mountain Horse Expo

Saturday February 29th

Select Horse Showcase & Sale

Horse Preview:  Saturday, Feb 29, 2020, 11:00AM at the National Western Complex,  in the The Event Center arena
Horse Sale: Saturday, Feb 29, 2020, starting at 2:00PM at the National Western Complex –  in the Beef Palace.

Click here for Sale Listings

Horse Sale conducted by Harley D. Troyer Auctioneers, Inc., who has been conducting successful auctions since 1978.

Email:  troyerauctioneers@msn.com
Website:  www.troyerauctions.com
Phone:  970-785-6282

Art Show & Sale

All weekend during Tradeshow hours!

Come view the creations of sophisticated and talented artists who blend their passion for horses with their creative intuition! The artists selected to exhibit their work at the “Art in the Park” gallery in the Hall of Education Building at this year’s Expo will display paintings, equine-related photography, bronze sculptures and various mixed-media all celebrating the horse from their own perspective and artistic interpretation. All artwork displayed is available for purchase.

Cowboy Dressage Show

Featuring clinician Nonny Largent

Pre-Registration Required