The Challenge Has Begun - Good Luck to Our Trainers and Their Brumbies
As many of you probably already know, COVID-19 has sent our 2020 Australian Brumby Challenge on a rollercoaster journey with plans changing constantly with each new outbreak.
We have finally drawn the conclusion that it is impossible to plan for any form of public finals at the moment, as such we have asked our trainers to simply submit photo's and videos of their Brumbies for us to judge.
This is a terrible disappointment for everyone, not least of all our wonderful trainers who have been super patient and understanding throughout.
We will now attempt to regroup and focus our efforts on EQUITANA 2022 in the hope that we are back to some form of normality and understanding of how these large public events will be managed.
In the mean time, please find the photo's and videos submitted by our trainers <here>
We will keep everyone informed via FB and the website on how things are progressing.
Thank you to all our followers for your continued support and patience.
WELCOME TO THE MCDOWELL'S AUSTRALIAN BRUMBY CHALLENGE 2020!
Commencing with Brumby pick up on Sunday 21st of June 2020.
Finals to be held at EQUITANA Melbourne, 19th to the 22nd November 2020.
The only event of its kind in Australia, partnered with McDowell's Herbals and EQUITANA Melbourne 2020 to bring a bigger and better event!
The McDowell's Australian Brumby Challenge takes totally wild Brumbies, passively trapped as part of an ongoing management program, from the High Country of Victoria and Southern New
South Wales. These tough survivors are partnered with professional and non professional horse trainers for 150 days. In the Ridden Challenge, Brumbies aged four and older are saddle trained.
Our Champions for 2020 will be announced after the Freestyle class and all Brumbies who are not being retained by their trainers will then be auctioned to approved and registered bidders on the final day of EQUITANA – this is your chance to learn about and maybe even take home a special part of our Australian Heritage!
With the ever changing conditions around COVID and the cancellation of EQUITANA Melbourne this year we are investigating alternatives for the finals and will update everyone nearer the time.