Special Events

The following Special Events are coming to the 2018 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.

Colt Starting Challenge USA

Interview with Russell & Cristy

Colt Starting Challenge USA 2016

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.

Mustang Days

Presented by Colorado Mustangs
Rocky Mountain Horse Expo


Pleasure Class

Cowhorse Class

Extreme Race

Equine Comeback Challenge


Forever Home Adoption Showcase

Ranch Class
Working Cattle Class
Trail Class
Freestyle Class


Colorado’s Most Wanted Thoroughbred

Presented by Retired Racehorse Project

Working Equitation

Witness the expertise of Tarrin Warren in action!  Compete in one or both of the sanctioned Shows where Tarrin is the Judge, or participate in the Ride with the Expert program and ride with her!

About Tarrin… Tarrin is the owner of TNT Quarter Horses, LLC. She lives in central Texas with her husband, two boys and collection of creatures. They breed, train and show their Quarter Horses. Tarrin also trains and competes on outside horses. In addition to the breeding, training and competing, Tarrin enjoys giving lessons and clinics to help others reach their goals with their horses. Tarrin had been judging, teaching and training for over 20 years.

Select Horse Showcase & Sale

Horse Sale Preview
Select Sale Horse Auction

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

Cowboy Dressage Show

Featuring clinician Lyn Ringrose-Moe!

Pre-Registeration Required

Art Show & Sale

All weekend during Tradeshow hours!

Artist’s Reception

Entrance Fee Required for Reception.
Fee includes admission to The Mane Event.

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 works 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. You are able to meet and greet the artists at the reception. All artwork displayed is available for purchase.