UMW sets Colt Sale and Challenge April 6-7

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UMW Colt Challenge and Sale April 6-7. Jackie Jensen photo

The University of Montana Western’s Equine Studies Department has scheduled its Second Annual Colt Challenge and Sale for April 6-7. The event will be held at La Cense Montana, located at 4600 Carrigan Lane in Dillon.

The Colt Challenge, held on April 6 starting at 9 am, will showcase Montana Western students from the Sales Preparation Class riding their assigned colts. Each student in the class is assigned to one of the colts by their Natural Horsemanship instructor. The colts that are a part of the class are quarter horses donated from ranches in Montana and across the Northwestern United States.

The Colt Sale, held on April 7, will feature the sale of the donated colts from the Sales Preparation Class that competed the previous day with their student. The sale preview will start at 10 a.m. and the sale will begin at 1 pm. Buyers from all over the United States travel to see the colts in the Montana Western Colt Challenge and Sale. Proceeds are reinvested in the program in order to provide scholarships to Natural Horsemanship majors at the University of Montana Western.