Gimme Shelter Trainer’s Challenge 2019

The Santa Fe Rodeo Grounds
3237 Rodeo Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87502

Professional trainers have volunteered their time and talents to take a rescue horse into training for 100 days. None of the horses had been ridden before. The trainers will be exhibiting the horses at our 6th Annual Gimme Shelter Event, and the horses will be available for adoption.

Bring family, friends and neighbors—this event is FREE to the public.

Friday from 4—6.30 pm judging of Conditioning & In Hand and “Talk to the Trainers” (no vending on site.)

Saturday kicks off at 10 am with Riding Obstacles & Dry Work.

Freestyle at 12 pm.

You will have the opportunity to visit with trainers & horses at 1 pm, followed by our adoption-based auction of the participating horses. (Pre-bidding is available if you cannot attend.)

Food, shaved ice and merchandise vendors onsite. NO DOGS ALLOWED!

DATE
July 19 and 20, 2019
TIME
FRIDAY 4-6:30PM
SATURDAY 10AM–3PM
PRICE
FREE

  • Ditto

    Gelding, 3 YEARS OLD, Grade, Black

    Trained By

    Training Progress

    Ditto is a big gelding with a big personality. He is eager to learn but also has a playful side to him. He gets along with any new person he meets and trusts them quickly. Ditto enjoys learning new things and isn’t bothered when taken from his buddies.

     

  • Dodger

    Gelding, 3 YEARS OLD, Grade, Black

    Trained By

    Training Progress

    Update 4/16: Here is Dodger on his third ride. He is doing SO good and is also a fast learner! He can be saddled and ridden off cold at a walk/trot/lope, and his stop and backup is getting much better. He is starting to really yield his face and lower his headset when moving off quickly, although he still tries to pick it up at the beginning. He is doing great. After studying his conformation and also riding him I think he might have some gaited horse in him – Surprise! Dodger is very smooth, picks up the correct leads on his own, and wants to do perfectly for his human!!


    Dodger has a big heart, is a bit more on the sensitive side but he has made really good progress over the last few months. Though shy at times, Dodger is willing to work through many obstacles and he always puts in a good effort to try new things.

     

  • Fiona

    Mare, 3 YEARS OLD, Grade, Grey

    Trained By

    Training Progress

    Fiona is an intelligent mare who is a joy to be around. She does well with a little guidance and confidence from her handler. Once Fiona is comfortable with a person, a strong bond will form. She is a sensitive mare who is ready to take on her next challenge.

     

  • Kai

    Mare, 6 YEARS OLD, Grade, Perlino

    Trained By

    Training Progress

    Kai is a bold, smart and athletic mare. She loves to have a task to get her thinking and to help her stay focused. She enjoys new challenges to keep her from becoming board. She excels with a confident handler who can show her the way to new and exciting things.

     

  • Marcela

    Mare, 6 YEARS OLD, Appaloosa, Dark Brown/Black

    Trained By

    Training Progress

    Update May 13:  Marcela is coming along very well.  She is already very confident in herself and always ready to try something new.  She has been ridden in the arena and out on trails (she loves to explore)!  She is responding well to leg cues, vocal cues, and has even started to neck rein.  This little girl has already been such a fun project, I’m excited for the rest of the 100 days for her to continue to grow in her training.


    Marcela is an attentive and a personable mare. She matches the energy level of the person working with her. She is a sensitive and good minded mare with a lot of try. Marcela really looks to her handler for instruction and direction.

     

  • Milo

    Gelding, 3 YEARS OLD, Grade, Sorrel

    Trained By

    Training Progress

    Milo is an adorable and lovable gelding. He may be little but he is mighty. He has a great personality and is nice to work with as he is very curious and wants to explore new things. He can become a little reactive at times but will quickly come back around.

     

  • Zia

    Mare, 3 YEARS OLD, Grade, Bay

    Trained By

    Training Progress

    Update 4/16: Here is a picture of Brody and Zia trotting on their 3rd ride, day 6. She is doing incredible—she is brilliant and SO light. He now (at day 9) is able to saddle up and ride off cold-without round pen work- a walk/trot/lope/whoa/back up, she is neck reining and moving off of leg pressure. She is going to be tough to beat!


    Zia can be a charming mare but can also test her handler. She can be a bit difficult at times needing a little incentive to try something new. Once you get her mind focused on learning she really steps up with good effort.

     

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