2024 DG Colt Challenge Update

Jun 4, 2024

2024 DG Colt Challenge Update

Jun 4, 2024

Hello All,

I just wanted to give a little update on the 2024 DG Colt Challenge. This is our fifth year completing this program. There are 19 youth from 14 counties in California and Southern Oregon. This year's challenge is open to new 2024 trainers and all returning trainers and horses from the past five years.

The 2024 Colt Challenge competition will be held June 22nd in Alturas, CA at the Junior Livestock Showgrounds on the corner of 8th and Nagle. We will start with registration at noon and classes will start at 1pm. There will be three classes like years past, obstacle, halter, and showmanship.  For returning horses, who are over three, there will be an option for equitation on horseback and to complete the obstacle course on horseback.

Video Challenge

Each April we have held a video challenge for youth to show us how far they have come with their horses. This was a great activity during Covid but has continued to be a highlight and opportunity to share more about our youth and their horses with partners and interested parties. Videos were evaluated on 4 criteria: Creativity, Horse Behavior, Trainer Ability, and Grooming. The winners this year are below, please enjoy watching their videos. Thank you for your support of this program and the unique opportunity it provides for youth in California. Please feel free to share this with other contacts that may be interested in the success of this program as well.

Third Place Olivia and Chili, San Luis Obispo County – Creston 4-H Club


Second Place Gracelyn and Wren, Shasta County – Foothill High School FFA

"Wren and the $1M Halter" (can only be watched on YouTube)


First Place Merideth and Cosmo, San Diego County – Surfside 4-H

 Mustang Camp, June 28-29 in Susanville

This year we are also hosting a Mustang Camp in Susanville June 28-29th to reach youth who want to learn about wild horses but are maybe not in a situation to take a wild horse home yet. This is part of a national grant funded by BLM with a group of west-wide extension agents. Registration closes June 14th.

Thank you for your continued support of this program,


Postcard to promote Mustang Camp. Images of wild horses standing in an open range. Registration is Open! Scan QR code for link