In an effort to promote Canada’s elite horse training talent and get youth “back in the saddle,” Alberta’s Rocking Heart Ranch Ltd. is looking for up and coming horse trainers to take part in the Rocking Heart Ranch Colt Starting Challenge and Sale 2.0, which will be held at the Taber Agriplex in Taber, AB, August 16, 2014. The deadline for applications is May 6th.

The winning trainer will take home a first place prize of $5,000, while second place will receive a team roper stenciled saddle, and third place a trophy buckle.

They are also looking for 4-H members to help mock judge the event, which includes a free lunch and a chance at winning a 2014 weanling colt (4-H participants exclusive for the colt draw).

Admission is free with several substantial draws for the general public including a weekend package for two to Waterton Lakes National Park. There is also a Western style trade fair, offering everything from horse trailers to the latest fashions in Ladies Westernwear.

Last year’s winner was Jaquelene See from Edson, AB, reserve champion was Maria Michel, Revelstoke, BC, and third place went to Terrel Oler, Canyon, BC.

Applications for trainers, sponsors and 4-H participants are available at Call Marc Garner at 403-330-5958 for more information.